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.

Bernard O’Rourke is the marketing manager for MART Gallery & Studios and the Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles (CIACLA). Specialising in new media and digital marketing, Bernard has coordinated global marketing campaigns promoting the contemporary arts to Irish and international audiences.

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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