Colm Keegan is a writer and poet from Clondalkin, Dublin. Since 2005, he has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction. He was shortlisted for the International Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition in 2008 and won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010.
He is Writer in Residence for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 2014-2015. He co-runs the monthly arts event Nighthawks at the Cobalt’ and is co-founder and facilitator of the Inklinks Project, a creative writing initiative centred around a young writers’ club in Clondalkin. He also teaches creative writing to adults and to teens in secondary schools across Ireland.
In 2011, he was nominated for the Dublin Fringe's 'Little Gem' Award for the play he co-wrote with Stephen James Smith and Kalle Ryan - Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About - which has toured Ireland and sold out in Bristol, London and Paris.
Colm contributes to RTÉ Radio One’s Arena and is currently working on his first novel. His debut collection, Don’t Go There, was released in 2012 and is available from www.salmonpoetry.com He is one of the organisers of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival, taking place this October.