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Summary

Andrew O'Connell is the author of the 'Eventyr' series of short stories. 'Eventyr' is the Danish word for fairy tales - and a nod to Hans Christian Andersen - but, defined by his readers, an 'Eventyr' is "a clever, insightful, intriguing, uplifting, and often ethereal short story with an unexpected ending". Andrew is also an actor and playwright.

Biography

Andrew published Eventyr: 12 Unlikely Conversations, in 2015. The second book of the Eventyr series: 12 Tales of Love Beyond the Grave, was published in 2016. The latest instalment of the Eventyr series, 12 Tales of Unbreakable Friendship, was published in 2020.

Andrew is also a playwright. His debut play "Stuck" had its world premier in Perth in 2018. His second play "professional premises" had its world premier in Perth in 2020.

Andrew teaches academic and creative writing at Curtin University, Perth. He has a range of insightful workshops on editing (focusing on the linguistic phenomenon known as "discourse"), as well as workshops on playwriting, and acting!

Relevant qualifications

MA Applied linguistics.

Recent experience

Workshop instructor for "Lives: Teaching history through drama" (at Aranmore College and CBC Fremantle).
Workshop instructor for "Meaningful Editing" (a focus on discourse) - Curtin PL Hub.
Workshop instructor for "Stage (theatre) workshop": Company O Theatre.

Publications

Eventyr: 12 Tales of Love Beyond the Grave

Eventyr: 12 Tales of Love Beyond the Grave

Publisher: Inhouse Publishing

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Short stories/modern fairy tales

Eventyr: 12 Unlikely Conversations

Eventyr: 12 Unlikely Conversations

Publisher: Inhouse Publishing

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Short stories/modern fairy tales

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website https://www.andrewoconnell.com.au/copy-of-home

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrewoconnell11

Instagram http://andrewoconnell11

Twitter http://@andrewoconnell1

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