Launch of Pandora's Box - A New Collection of Stories by TY Students from Mercy College Coolock!

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Pandora's Box Authors

Pandora's Box - Stories by Transition Year Students at Mercy College Coolock - Launched!

Fighting Words first published an anthology of short stories by Transition Year students from Larkin Community College in May 2010. Twelve years later, the latest collection was launched at Mercy College, Coolock, Dublin 10 at the TY graduation ceremony at the school.

The stories included in Pandora's Box were written during the 2021-2022 school year at workshops both in the school and at Fighting Words. The authors worked with a team of brilliant volunteer writing mentors and editors from the first draft to the final draft. The authors were involved in all aspects of the book's design, from cover imagery to the title and their author biographies.


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Pandora's Box book open

Dublin-based author Caelainn Bradley met the students and wrote the foreword to Pandora's Box. "The pages burst with talent," Caelainn notes in her foreword. "We can read these stories and feel connected."

Pandora's Box will shortly available to purchase online for €10 (including postage and will soon be stocked in Dublin bookshops.