In the first episode of the MIR Podcast, MIR 15 editor Lauren Miller talks to author Arhondia about her short story “Tom Corridan.” They discuss the influence of music on her writing, the power of drawing on real experience in prose, and how to develop convincing dialogue. Arhondia also gives her short story recommendation.
This podcast was produced and edited by Lauren Miller and Peter J Coles.
Arhondia is a Greek-Irish writer. Growing up in Athens sparked a love for theatre and storytelling. Having moved to Ireland after completing school she studied theatre at the Conservatory of Music and Drama (DIT) in Dublin and storytelling in pubs all across the country. She worked as an actor and producer in multiple Dublin theatre venues. Arhondia completed her MA in Creative writing at Birkbeck in 2018. Her short story Tom Corridan is published in MIR15.
Lauren Miller has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. She writes fiction and was published in Mechanics Institute Review 13. Her work has been longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize. She has a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and is the current Features Editor at MIR online. Follow her on twitter @LMillerwrite