Bursting onto the Irish literary scene at sixteen, Álanna Hammel is one to watch.
Having been shortlisted for the first writing competition she entered during her fourth year of school, Álanna Hammel fell into writing at a young age. From this, she soon joined writer's groups in Wexford that gave her the opportunity to perform her work and network with some of the biggest names in Irish contemporary writing. Álanna's work has been featured in several anthologies, newspapers and magazines around Ireland as well as abroad. She dabbles in poetry, academic writing, literary translation, prose and most recently theatre.
In 2021 Álanna started her podcast The Art of Conversation which gives artists of all genres a platform to discuss their work ad encourage others. She has chaired writing and podcasting workshops along with open-mic nights around Leinster for four years now. In 2022, she was appointed editor of the literary anthology The Wexford Bohemian. She is currently studying Irish and French in Trinity College Dublin.
The Art of Conversation Podcast Episode 22
"It's always been the ethos of our festival that it should be as accessible as possible"-Deirdre Barker
Activist, Civil Rights Campaigner, Poet and Co-Ordinator of The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival
"Give these stories a read. They're fantastic and she's sure to be a big name in the future.
Such great writing talent coming up in Wexford at the moment. We are literally watching the development of a new generation to rival Banville, Toibin, Colfer, Roche and the other big hitters who have made us all proud to be from this county."
- Red Books Wexford
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