ABOUT PLATFORM ONE & EILEEN CASEY
Eileen Casey is originally from the midlands, living in South Dublin. Her awards include Hennessy Emerging Fiction Award and A Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. Her work is widely published in literary journals and anthologies. Collections include poetry (New Island/AlTenTs) and prose (Arlen House). One of her short stories appeared in Faber & Faber’s ‘All Over Ireland,’ edited by Deirdre Madden. Her work is also broadcast on Sunday Miscellany and Living Word. Over twenty-five years she has facilitated writing groups in South Dublin and further afield. In 2006, she set up a community press, Fiery Arrow, which has enabled several writers to make their debut. Fiery Arrow has also published a number of community-based anthologies.
Platform One are a group of award winning writers who meet at Rua Red Arts Centre/Glashuas Hotel, Tallaght. Individual writers have published collections and won major awards, the most recent being a short listing in Francis McManus Short Story Award. Other short listings include New Irish Writing, among others. The group are currently engaged with a mentoring programme and also, in association with artist Fiona Dowling, are involved with a per cent for art project, ‘Songs in the Workplace.