RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship Sunday morning programme Sunday Miscellany (9-10am) marks 50 years on the air at the end of 2018. To celebrate RTÉ Radio 1, with the support of BAI funding, will host Miscellany50, a unique festival weekend of new short writing and music from Friday 7 - Sunday 9 December at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Over the weekend Miscellany50 will present 50 pieces of new short writing across 5 concert events. Each of these 5 events will capture a decade between 1968 and 2018 and will consist of 10 new short pieces of writing and 10 pieces of music, some of which is being commissioned to be premiered as part of the festival. These concert events will be introduced writers who will include Joseph O’Connor, Lisa McInerney and Mary O’Malley. The writing will be a combination of commissioned and open submission writing.
If you would like to have a piece of yours considered for inclusion you are welcome to send an especially newly written short essay of 700-800 words with a particular year in mind to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 September 2018. Remember you must identify the year around which your piece is associated and be available to read your contribution at the concert events appropriate to the year to which your piece refers:
Friday 7.30pm: 1968-77
Saturday 3pm: 1978-87
Saturday 7.30pm: 1988-97
Sunday 12noon: 1998-2007
Sunday: 4pm: 2008-2017