Anne Marie Kennedy, B.A. (1st) English & Celtic Civilization, Masters in Writing, (1st), from NUI Galway, is the winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2014 and was shortlisted for the Irish Times New Writer/Hennessy Award 2015 and long listed for Writing.ie Short Story of the Year 2015.
Her prose and poetry has been published in ROPES, Blackheart Magazine, the Colony, the Manchester Review, the SHOp, Boyne Berries, the Galway Review, Irish Central and various others in Ireland and the UK. Her nonfiction essays are published in The New Hibernia Review, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Anne Marie has performed at Boyle Arts Festival, Yeats Society Sligo, Inis Writers, Galway Fringe Festival, Shorelines Arts Festival, Baffle Poetry Festival, Cúirt Internal Festival of Literature, Yeats’ 150th anniversary at Thoor Ballylee, Electric Picnic 2015 and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
As a freelance writer, she contributes to Sunday Miscellany on RTE Radio 1 and Irish Music Magazine. Her Christmas 2015 essay for radio, was the highest recommended, on RTE 1 Playback, 02/01/2016
She also mentors students of English & Creative Writing at NUI Galway and facilitates writing workshops.