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Emily DeDakis

About Emily DeDakis

Reads: Stage, Radio, Screen

Emily, the daughter of a choral musician and a journalist, grew up in the Southeast U.S. She studied literature and history at Tulane University in New Orleans, and moved to Belfast in 2005. Holding both MA and Ph.D degrees in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast, Emily has taught creative writing extensively – to undergraduates, ex-prisoners, school-kids and community groups. A voracious editor, Emily has worked professionally on all sorts of texts: plays, poetry, literary magazines, book manuscripts, a university newspaper and an international academic journal. She’s a prose writer, now finishing a novel and a collection of flash fiction.

Currently, Emily is literary manager and dramaturg for Accidental Theatre, a Belfast-based new-writing company that works in alternative formats (like 24-hour theatre) and in close collaboration with other artists (like curators, sound designers and videographers).