New series to celebrate and showcase the writing of migrants and refugees in Cork

Earlier this year, LifeFM 93.1, in association with Community Integration Fund launched ‘Hidden Stories’ a new series that will celebrate and showcase the writing of migrants and refugees in Cork. There were many submissions received but due to Covid-19, it was decided to extend that deadline and present for the listener a series of mini workshops to spark inspiration in these strange times.

These mini workshops are designed to provide guidance and prompt creativity and one will be played on air every Thursday in May between 12.40pm and 1pm, starting on May 7. You can listen on 93.1FM if in Cork or online at (they will also be collected here to listen back at

As creators of high quality radio dramas for ten years, LifeFM delighted to provide an opportunity to have voices of Ireland’s new residents heard. There is no limitation on form – it can be creative fiction, non – fiction or poetry.

The chosen pieces will be broadcast on the radio in June and we will post each program online.


  • Entries must include the name and contact details of the entrant!
  • Regardless of time spent resident in Ireland, all migrants are welcomed and encouraged to enter.
  • There are no theme restrictions and entries should be no longer than 2,000 words.
  • Each entrant must be currently resident in Ireland and is restricted to one story or three poems, so make sure it’s your best work!

The deadline for submissions is now May 28 at 5pm. Please send your work to or post them to Hidden Stories, LifeFM, Unit G, Deanrock Industrial Estate, Togher, Cork.

This project is supported by the Community Integration Fund.

WCP Staff

WCP Staff Writer

Next Post

Update from the Camogie Association 

Wed May 6 , 2020
The Camogie Association welcomes the publication of the Irish Government’s ‘Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business’ last Friday April 30, which provides all sports organisations with a pathway for a return to activity within the Republic of Ireland. In light of the latest developments in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and upon […]