Edna O ‘Brien Creative Writing Award @SCC

Congratulations to Emily Chen, winner of the inaugural Edna O’Brien Award for Creative Writing in Scariff Community College with her poem, “They Say”.  

Warm thanks also to Luke Morgan poet and filmmaker who was our judge for this year’s competition. 

“It was an honour to judge the entries for the inaugural Edna O’Brien Creative Writing Award for Scarriff Community College. It was truly inspirational to see the legacy one of our most treasured writers has left on the young people of this area. Seriously, there must be something in the water! I was blown away by the standard of the entries. I feel like the future of creative writing in Ireland right now is in safe hands.”@LukeMorganpoet 

Emily is the winner of 100 euro and the Edna O’Brien perpetual trophy for Creative Writing in Scariff Community College which will be formally presented to her at the beginning of the 22/23 academic year.

Well done to all our entrants! A number of came “very close” according Luke Morgan.  

Keep Writing! 

“For me, the winner has got to be “They Say”. It’s creative, it’s daring and ambitious, and it’s topical. Congratulations to the poet who wrote it, I am very jealous!”  @Luke Morgan Poet 

THEY SAY by Emily Chen – Scariff Community College 

Emily Chen winner of the SCC Edna O' Brien young writers competition

Emily Chen pictured with her prize June 2022