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01Carrel 16 - Fifth Floor - Ussher Library20130104

Three stories about contemporary student life written by students. What is modern student life really like? Parties and Love and Lectures? Debts and daytime telly? Self-doubt and self-discovery? These stories, offering a snapshot of student life illustrate it is all this and more.

Carrel 16 - Fifth Floor - Ussher Library

By Gerald Murphy

It's the day of the Trinity College Ball in Dublin and Brendan has a plan. He'll spend the day studying for his Economics and Business exams in the library and then crash the ball in the evening to meet up with Helen, the girl he's trying to impress. But when his revision doesn't go quite as planned and he gets locked in, Brendan discovers an escape route out of more than just the library.

Gerald Murphy holds an MA in Playwriting from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Diploma in Film and TV Project Development from UCLA. His primary degree was in Marketing. He has written several plays including the RTE PJ O'Connor Award winning radio play Stranger in the Night and Take Me Away, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award and the Stewart Parker Award. Gerald teaches scriptwriting at BCFE in Dublin and in 2012 co-founded Figure 8 Films with Orla Murphy.

Produced by Heather Larmour

02American Refugee20130111

Three stories about contemporary student life written by students. What is modern student life really like? Parties and Love and Lectures? Debts and daytime telly? Self-doubt and self-discovery? These stories, offering a snapshot of student life illustrate it is all this and more.

American Refugee, read by Charlene McKenna, follows a less than typical American post-graduate studying in Belfast. Kolbe Morrisey likes it on 'the Island' however one wonders how long will it be before his spiritual connection to his ancestors runs thin and he runs away?

American Refugee by Tyece Hocking

Read by Charlene McKenna

Produced in Belfast by Laura Conway.

03 LASTDear Alison20130118

Three stories about contemporary student life written by students. What is modern student life really like? Parties and love and lectures? Debts and daytime telly? Self-doubt and self-discovery? These stories, offering a snapshot of student life, illustrate it is all this and more.

Caoimhe Lavelle is an undergraduate studying English Literature in Trinity College Dublin with a particular interest in short fiction, illustration, film and radio. Her written work has been published by a number of independent publications including Mama Grande Press and Totally Dublin, and she has also illustrated the cover of Trinity College's publication 'The Looking Glass'

Dear Alison by Caoimhe Lavelle.

Read by Ruth Negga.

Produced in Belfast by Michael Shannon.