Séamus M. Scanlon

CWE Librarian

Professor

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Library

Building

25 Broadway, 7th Floor

Office

7-47

Phone

212-925-6625 | Ext. 228

Fax

212-925-0963

Séamus M. Scanlon

Profile

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

He is an information professional as well as 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) (https://tinyurl.com/JapanTMT). The play was performed in Japanese and starred Tori Matsuzaka.

Education

MFA (Creative Writing) | The City College of New York (CUNY)
MA Information Management | University of West London, UK
PGDLIS (Library & Information Sciences) | University of West London, UK
HDipEd (Secondary Education Teaching) | University of Galway, Ireland
BSc (Hons) (Chemistry & Mathematics (minor)) | University of Galway, Ireland
 

 

 

Awards

Awards
Special Award for Librarianship and Creative Works  (Federated Union of Teachers)
Presidential Award for Excellence to Faculty
Carnegie Corporation/New York Times Librarian Award
College Scholar Award (University of Galway)

Fellowships
Brown Foundation
Key West Writing Scholarship
MacDowell Colony
Center for Fiction

Grants
PSC CUNY 2024, Strand A
Queens Arts Fund Grant 2023
NYFA City Artist 2021
PSC CUNY 2020, Strand A (The Irish Countess)
PSC CUNY 2019, Strand A (Tiger At The Walls)
PSC CUNY 2016, Strand A (The Weeping Woman (Dora Maar))
PSC CUNY 2015, Strand B (Wanted For Murder: Margaret Thatcher)

Publications

Books
The McGowan Trilogy (Spanish) (Artepoetica Press, 2024 in press)
Afterburn (Arlen House, 2023)
Irlanda en el Corazon (Artepoetica Press, 2018)
The McGowan Trilogy (Arlen House, 2014)
As Close As You'll Ever Be (Cairn Press, 2012)

Anthology Inclusion
I Follow, Fish Anthology (Jul 2024)
No mercy, Gemini Magazine (May 2024)
I Never Die, Gemini Magazine (Dec 2023)
The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology, 2022, Artepoetica Press
Bruce Lee Lives, National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, UK (Jun, 2023)
The Long Wet Grass, The Fuel Poverty Anthology, UK (Feb 15, 2023)
Solace, Dublin, (Sep, 2022)
The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology, 2022, Artepoetica Press, pp 36 - 38  (Oct 3, 2022)
Beauty Curse, 2022 Fish Anthology, (Fish Publishing, Jul 11, 2022)
Waiting for the Sea, The Cry of the Poor (Culture Matters, 2021)
On the House, From the Plough to the Stars (Culture Matters, 2020) pp 184 - 185 (Nov 2020)
Dangerous Dan McGrew, TAPFNY 2019, Anthology, Artepoetica Press, pp 36 - 38  (Oct 3, 2019)
Outside it's New York, Inside it's Ireland, The Writing Irish of New York (Lavender Press, New York, 2019)
Opened Eyed, Full Throated.  (Arlen House March 21, 2019)
The Blood Flow Game (excerpt), Reading the Future: New Writing from Ireland (Arlen House, January 5, 2018)
Noir by Noir-West (Arlen House, Dublin, 2015)
The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology (Artepoetica Press, USA, 2016)
The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology (Artepoetica Press, USA, 2015)
The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology (Artepoetica Press, USA, 2014)
Over The Edge: The First Ten Years. Salmon Publishing, Ireland (Dec, 2013)   
The Artistic Atlas of Galway, Galway: Doire Press, Ireland  (2013) 
The Fish Publishing 2012 Anthology (Fish Publishing, Cork, Ireland, 2012
Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellows: An Anthology. Center for Fiction, 2012
The Fish Publishing 2011 Anthology (Fish Publishing, Cork, Ireland, 2011)
The Fish Publishing 2010 Anthology (Fish Publishing, Cork, Ireland, 2011)

Drama

“Lost in the Long Wet Grass: The McGowan Trilogy” by Brian McCabe; Essay: Interview: Seamus Scanlon in conversation with Brian McCabe., Reading Ireland, #17 (Spring/Summer 2023, pp 74-68)
An Feár Fáda Fliuch, Moore Community Garden (Sep 30, 2023)
Dancing at Lunacy, RTE Drama Festival, Athlone, Ireland (April 30, 2023)
Dancing at Lunacy, Ramor Theater, Cavan, Ireland (April 23, 2023)
Dancing at Lunacy, All Ireland One Act Play Festival, Ballina Arts Center, Ballina,  Co. Mayo, Ireland (Dec 2-4, 2022)
The Long Wet Grass/ (Spanish & English) with Gina Costigan, Tim Ruddy, Don Creedon, Monica Flores Correa, Fabian Gonzalez and Laura Spalding, Green Oasis Garden (Oct 24, 2021 5 pm)
The Long Wet Grass (Radio play version) (Aug 23-28, 2021) Streaming from The Cell Theater, NYC
Echoes of Calling, Vimeo Streaming (May 5-16, 2021)
Zooming for Home, Origin's 1st Theater Festival, (Jan 15-26, 2021)
Echoes of Calling, natalie.mu, https://natalie.mu/stage/news/413486 (Jan 22, 2021)
Echoes Of Calling, Lab Meeting, CUNY Office of Research (Jan 13, 2021)
Banzai! The McGowan Trilogy, Workshop,
(Tokyo, [Online] Jan 13, 2021)
Echoes of Calling, Tokyo (Jan 9-11, 2021)
From Mayo to Tokyo: The McGowan Trilogy Across Borders. UCD-Japan Society (Nov 27, 2020)
Writing the War, Mid-Atlantic/New-England ACIS Regional Virtual Meet-Up (Oct 30, 2020)
Writing the War, Mid Western ACIS (Oct 9, 2020, 5 pm)
Echoes of Calling, Shibaura House, Tokyo, Feb 15-16, 2020
The Long Wet Grass (Rehearsed Play Reading), Hudson Valley Writers' Center (May 31, 2019, 7 - 9 pm)
The Long Wet Grass (Rehearsed Play Reading), The Long Wet Grass 2019, Studio Theater, Lehman College (May 2, 2019, 12.30 - 1.45 pm)
The Long Wet Grass, The Cell Theater (April 22, 2019, 7 - 9 pm) (Radio play version)
The Long Wet Grass, Federated Union of Teachers Special Event, FUT, 61 Broadway, NY, (Mar 21, 2019, 4.30-8.00 pm) (Rehearsed play reading)
The McGowan Trilogy The DDD Theater (DDD = Dance Dance Dance), Tokyo, Japan (Feb 12-15, 2019) (Film of play)
The Blood Flow Game: Violence on Stage, Reading Ireland,  Volume 1, Issue 4, Spring 2016, pp 31-37
 

Film

The Butterfly Love Song, Updated Promo Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9czhoC8dv8
The Butterfly Love Song, Underground Cinema  (Nov 11-15, 2021) (wins for Best Director, Best Editor, Best Design, Best Cinematography)
The Butterfly Love Song, Planos Film Festival (Oct 2021)
The Butterfly Love Song, The Popcorn Roulette Film Festival (2021)
The Butterfly Love Song, Fastnet Film Festival (May 26-31, 2021)
The Butterfly Love Song, Sandford International Film festival (May 1, 2021)
The Butterfly Love Song, The Richard Harris International Film Festival (Oct 20, 2020)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Worcester Film Festival (Oct 15, 2020)   
The Butterfly Love Song, Planos Film Festival (Oct 01, 2020)   
The Butterfly Love Song, OFFline Film Festival 2021 (Sep 21, 2020)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Garden Route International Film Festival (Sep 11, 2020) Award Winner
The Butterfly Love Song, Play Film Festival (Paris) (Aug 28, 2020) Award Winner
The Butterfly Love Song, Twelfth Underground Cinema Film Festival (Aug 11, 2020) 
The Butterfly Love Song, E&U European Short Film Festival (Aug 01, 2020)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Festival of Cinema NYC (Jul 01, 2020)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Kadoma International Film Festival 2020 (Jun 08, 2020) Finalist
The Butterfly Love Song, Still Voices Short Film Festival (Jun 16, 2020) 
The Butterfly Love Song, The Americas Film Festival of New York TAFFNY.com (Jun 26, 2020)
The Butterfly Love Song, St. Patrick’s Film Festival, London (Mar 15, 2020) https://www.irishfilmfestivallondon.com/events/2020/irish-short-films-o…
The Butterfly Love Song, Berlin Revolution Film Festival (April 14, 2020) https://berlinrevolution.com/
The Butterfly Love Song, L'Europe autour de l'Europe (Nov 27-29, 2020) http://evropafilmakt.com/2020/programme/
The Butterfly Love Song, Madrid Indie Film Festival • MADRIFF (Apr 07, 2020)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Belfast Film Festival (April 04, 2020) https://belfastfilmfestival.org/
The Butterfly Love Song, Dublin International Film Festival, Shorts #5 (March 06, 2020)
The Butterfly Love Song, UK Seasonal Short Film Festival, Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens St, The Angel, London (Feb 1, 2020) http://wwcsff.com/uk/
The Butterfly Love Song, IndieWorks (Monthly Screening Series) (Mar 03, 2020) 
The Butterfly Love Song, Irish Film From Home (Mar 01, 2020) 
The Butterfly Love Song, L'Europe autour de l'Europe (Feb 25, 2021)  
The Butterfly Love Song, Cine-Maniacs Filmfest (Feb 07, 2021) Semi-Finalist
The Butterfly Love Song, Irish Film Festival, 1 South Street, Suite #10, Sea Bright, New Jersey (Feb 01, 2020)
The Butterfly Love Song, Irish Screen America, Cantor Film Center, NYU (Oct 26 - 27, 2019)
The Long Wet Grass 2019, Hudson Valley Writers' Center ( 7 - 9 pm, May 31, 2019)
The Long Wet Grass, The Long Wet Grass 2019, Studio Theater, Lehman College (12.30 - 1.45 pm, May 2, 2019)
The Long Wet Grass, Hill Country Film Festival, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA (3.15 pm, April 25, 2019)
The Long Wet Grass, Guild of Italian American Actors, New York (6 - 8 pm, April 25, 2019)
The McGowan Trilogy, The DDD Theater (DDD = Dance Dance Dance), Tokyo, Japan (Feb 12-15, 2019) (Film of play)
The Long Wet Grass, IndieWorks, 13-02 44th Ave, Long Island City (Jan 8, 2019) (Film screening)

 

Readings/Presentations

Beauty Curse. West Cork Literary Festival, Co. Cork (Jul  11, 2022)
Running for Home, Readings in Creative Nonfiction: ACIS Stories on the Page, Panel Session 6f, (Jun 3, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
Class Visit: Advanced Composition, ENGL 320, Advanced Fiction Workshop, Lyn Di Irio (April 8, 2021, 2 pm)
From Mayo to Tokyo: The McGowan Trilogy Across Borders, UCD Japan Society (Nov 27, 2020, 1 pm)
Writing The War, Mid Atlantic and North East ACIS (Oct 30, 2020)
Writing The War, Mid Western ACIS (Oct 9, 2020, 5 pm)
The Long Wet Grass (Bilingual Flash Fiction (Spanish and English)), Studio Theater, Lehman College (May 2, 2019, 12.30 - 1.45 pm)
Sonnet 36, Shakespeare Sonnet Slam, Riverside Church, New York (April 26, 2019, 1 - 4 pm) (Reading)
Excerpt from The Dead, Artepoetica Press Book Launch, Producers Theater, New York (Feb 2, 2019) (Reading)
The Long Wet Grass & You Are The One, FILNYC, Instituto Cervantes (Sep 13, 2019, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm) (Reading)
The Long Wet Grass (Flash Fiction Reading), Hudson Valley Writers' Center (May 31, 2019, 7 - 9 pm)
The Long Wet Grass, Creative Writing Panel, Mid Atlantic ACIS Conference, Hunter College, NYC (Nov 2, 9 am - 11 am, 2019)
National Day on Writing Celebration, Guttman College, (Oct 21, 10 - 2 pm, 2019)
Poetry Reading/Anthology Launch, Walt Whitman’s Birthplace, The Americas Poetry Festival of New York (Oct 3, 2019, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm)
The Long Wet Grass, Dark Horse, 30-34 Hill Street, Belfast, Jan 9, 2020 (Reading)

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