Bernard O’Rourke is a writer, filmmaker and journalist.

His poetry & short fiction have appeared in SpelkFlash: The International Short-Short Story MagazineThe TangerineThe BohemythThe IncubatorQueen Mob’s TeahouseThe Bogman’s CanonThe Honest UlstermanTheEEEL, and Wordlegs. His writing also featured in A Box of Starts Beneath the Bed, an anthology published by National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, and in 30 Under 30, an anthology of new Irish writing published by Doire Press and Wordlegs.

His video work has been shortlisted for the Ó Bhéal Poetry Film Prize and the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Video Poetry Prize.

As a spoken word artist, he has performed at Arcadian Field, Lingo Festival, NYF Dublin, Culture Night, Just Words, Indie Spirit Dublin, The Monday Echo, Flying South, and more.

As a journalist, he has written for RTÉThe Irish IndependentThe Visual Artists’ News SheetTotally Dublin,  MagillGoldenPlec and HeadStuff.

Bernard has a BA in English and Philosophy from Maynooth University and a MA in Journalism from Technological University Dublin.

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