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COLUM MNCANN, the Irish author of such acclaimed works as Let The Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, will be in Galway this week to read from his new novel, Thirteen Ways Of Looking.
FROM WHAT some would consider inauspicious beginnings, Doire Press has flourished to become a professionally run publisher of quality new fiction and poetry. One of its publications was last year shortlisted for the massively prestigious UK based Forward poetry prize; and Doire is now, quite rightly, in receipt of Arts Council funding.
IN 1961, a young singer-songwriter, originally from Seattle, but now part of the thriving folk community in New York's Greenwich Village, released her debut album, A Maid Of Constant Sorrow. The closing track was 'The Rising Of The Moon', an Irish ballad inspired by the 1798 Rebellion. The choice of that song was both a confirmation of deep Irish roots, and of a long association with Ireland that continues to this day.
THE MOUNTAIN Ash Broadside, an work combining a poem by Joan McBreen and an etching by Margaret Irwin-West, will be launched this Saturday in the Clifden Arts Festival gallery.
OVER THE Edge will hold two special Culture Night open-mics - one for fiction writers, the other for poets - with prizes for the best readers, at Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway on Friday September 18.
Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering. Taking place at Coole Park, Gort and Thoor Ballylee, from 25-27 September, the Gathering recognises Lady Gregory’s unique influence on Irish arts and literature.
During the past few weeks I have tried to give some of the formative influences on the life of the writer Eilís Dillon as she grew up in Galway. The impact of her parents’ (Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett) commitment to the War of Independence, and her nightly fears of sudden raids on their home by the Black and Tans was a nightmare that stayed with her all her life.
GALWAY ADVERTISER arts editor Kernan Andrews, poet Kate Ennals, broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton, and writers Susan Lanigan, and Ruth Aylett, will all read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, on Friday September 11 at 8pm.