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Scríbhneoireacht & Litríocht | Writing & Literature


Áisleann Bhéal an Mhuirthead, Belmullet, Mayo

097 81079 |

Ceardlann leis an Údar Ger Reidy / Workshop with Award Winning Poet and Author Ger Reidy

Award Winning Poet and Author Ger Reidy will host an evening where he will talk about the process of writing. Ger will also discuss what caused him to resort to writing, his influences outside the literary world and how these can be a reservoir of inspiration. Dé Luain 20ú Márta / Monday 20th March @ 7.30pm Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais glaoigh 097 81079 nó ríomhphost


Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo

094 9023733 | |


Wednesday 8th March @ 8.00pm

Wordy Women and a Sweary Lady:

Lisa McInerney, Sinead Gleeson and Lisa Coen Celebrating International Women’s Day

Three of Ireland’s most formidable young women working in literature today join us for an evening of reading, dialogue and discourse about their work, and possibly life in general. Lisa McInerney’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies  won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, will be published in April. Her work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4. Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Banshee and Winter Papers. Her short story Counting Bridges was published in the 2016 anthology Looking at the Stars. She is working on a non-fiction collection and is the editor of short story anthologies, including The Long Gaze Back and award-winning The Glass Shore. Lisa Coen, who will chair the evening, is originally from Mayo. She has a PhD in Irish Drama, and is, with Sarah Davis-Goff, a co-founder of Tramp Press, an award-winning Irish publisher dedicated to finding and rediscovering exceptional fiction. Tramp has published Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones and Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

Adm. €10


Write by the Lake

Spring 2017 March 1st, 8th,15th,29th, April 5th, 12th.       Annexe Room, Lough Lannagh,   Westport Road,  Castlebar, Co Mayo.

 2pm. – 4.30pm each Wed. afternoon.

 This workshop offers an encouraging, guided space in which to write freely. It is not a workshop in craft although some guidance in craft will be included. Attendance each session is required for group cohesion.

 Facilitator. Jean Tuomey. B.A. H. Dip. M. SC in Ed. CAPF ( certified applied poetry facilitator with the National Assoc for Poetry Therapy in the US).

 90 euro.    Tea/coffee/ biscuits/water/pens/paper included.

 Places are limited so booking is essential. 

 Booking. or phone Jean 086 8471097

 A former teacher, Jean has been facilitating groups in Mayo since 2001.




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