Seamus O'Scanlain (Scanlon)

Librarian

Main Affiliation

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CWE)

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Library

Building

Cunard Building, 25 Broadway

Office

7-28

Phone

212-925-6625 x 228

Fax

212-925-0963

Seamus Scanlon

Seamus O'Scanlain (Scanlon)

Profile

Seamus Scanlon is an award winning librarian (Carnegie Corporation/New York Times) at the CWE library.  He held previous posts within City College libraries (Music and Cohen) and before CUNY worked in the Scientific Periodicals Library of Cambridge University (UK), Southampton University (UK), Queens University of Belfast (Northern Ireland) and as part of the Senior Management Team at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

He is a playwright, novelist, short story writer and screen writer. His first play The McGowan Trilogy (Arlen House, 2014)  was staged in New York (2014), Ireland (2015) and Japan (2018) (www.mcgowantrilogy.com). The play was translated into Japanese and starred Tori Matsuzaka.

His first film, The Long Wet Grass is on the film festival circuit (2018-2019) and the film version of his story The Butterfly Love Song is also on the festival circuit (2019-2020).

 

Books
Irlanda en el Corazon (Artepoetica Press, 2018)
The McGowan Trilogy (Arlen House, 2014)
As Close As You'll Ever Be (Cairn Press, 2012)

 

Anthologies
The Writing Irish of New York (essay), Lavender Press, December 1, 2018
Reading the Future : New Writing from Ireland Celebrating Arlen House, Dec 1, 2017

 

Readings/Screenings 2018-2019
The Long Wet Grass (play plus film), Hudson Valley Writers' Center, May 31, 7 pm, 2019
The Long Wet Grass (play plus film), Lehman College, May 2, 12.30 pm, 2019
The Long Wet Grass (play plus film), Cell Theater, April 22, 7 pm, 2019
The Long Wet Grass (play plus film), FUT Special Event, March 21, 5.30 pm, 2019
The McGowan Trilogy (Japanese), Film Screening, DDD Ayoma Cross Theater, Tokyo, 12-15, Feburary, 2019
The Dead (Reading), Producer's Club, Feb 2, 2019 (Artepoetica Press Book Launch)
The Long Wet Grass (film), Q&A, IndieWorks, 13-02 44th Ave, Long Island City, Jan 8, 2019
The Butterfly Love Song (film), Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway, Dec 6 & 7, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, KMH, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford, December 7, 2018 (All Ireland One Act Finals)
The Long Wet Grass, St Patrick’s Hall, Shercock, Co. Cavan, December 2, 2018
The McGowan Trilogy (Japanese) (screening in 40 cinemas across Japan), Nov 23, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, November 17, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Mudabawn, Co. Cavan, November 10, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Mullagh, Co. Cavan, November 8, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan, November 4, 2018 (Winner)
The Long Wet Grass, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, November 3, 2018 (Winner)
The Long Wet Grass, Coolgraney Drama Festival, Co. Wexford, October 28, 2018 (Winner)
The Long Wet Grass, Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co. Cavan, October 26, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, St Patrick’s Hall, Shercock, Co. Cavan, October 20, 2018
The Blood Flow Game, Rehearsed Reading, Skylight Room, CUNY Grad Center, Oct 15, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Block 24 -- Short Films Program B, Midway Theater, Aug 09, 2018
The McGowan Trilogy (Japanese) Tokyo, Japan, Jul 13-29, 2018
The McGowan Trilogy (Japanese) Hyogo, Japan, Jul 3-7, 2018
The McGowan Trilogy (Japanese) Aichi, Japan, Jun 29-Jul 1, 2018
The Fair Land, Mondays Are Murder, Akashic Books, Jun 28, 2018
The Blood Flow Game, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, June 6, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, Fastnet Film Festival, Cobh, Co. Cork, May 23-27, 2018
The Long Wet Grass, (film) The Lower East Side Arts Festival, Theater For The New City, May 29, 2018
The Butterfly Love Song (film shoot), Galway, May 19-24, 2018
F Bomb, (Reading) KGB Bar, New York, May 4, 2018 (Flash fiction)
The Long Wet Grass (film), West Chester Film Festival, West Chester, Philadelphia, April 27-29, 2018
The Long Wet Grass (film), Unrestricted View Film Festival, The Vintage Mobile Cinema, Alwyne Castle, Highbury, London, 26 April 2018
The Long Wet Grass (film), The International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, April 10-15, 2018
The Long Wet Grass (film), 573 Film Festival, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, April 6-8, 2018
The Long Wet Grass (film), Swindon Independent Film Festival, Swindon Meca, Swindon, England, April 4-6, 2018
The Long Wet Grass (film), Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Terasa Monteoru, Bucharest, Romania, March 30, 2018
Crime Salon, (Reading) IAWA, The Cell Theater, New York, March 2018
Helpless, Mondays Are Murder, Akashic Books, Feb 5, 2018
 

 

Education

MFA, Creative Writing, The City College of New York
MLS, University of West London, UK
DLIS, University of West London, UK
HDipEd, University College Galway, Ireland
BSc (Hons), University College Galway, Ireland

 

Awards

Special Award for Librarianship and Creative Works Federated Union of Teachers (Irish-American Branch) (2019)

Carnegie Corporation/New YorkTimes 'I love my Librarian' Award (2010)

Fellowships

Brown Foundation Fellow (2014)

MacDowell Colony Fellow (2012)

Center for Fiction Fellow (2012)

Grants

PSC CUNY 2019, Strand A

PSC CUNY 2016, Strand A

PSC CUNY 2015, Strand B

College Scholar Award -  top of graduating class in Physical Sciences (University College, Galway)