Award-winning writers Colin Barrett and Ger Reidy will read from and talk about their work at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 11, at 8pm.
Author of the multi-award-winning short story anthology Young Skins, Colin Barrett was born in 1982 in Mayo. His work has been published in The Stinging Fly and in the anthologies Sharp Sticks, Driven Nails and Town and Country. Colin was the winner of the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the 2014 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Guardian First Book Award, also in 2014.
Jobs for a Wet Day, the debut collection of short stories by Westport writer and poet Ger Reidy, was recently published by Arlen House. The author of three collections of poetry, Pictures from a Reservation, Drifting Under the Moon and the recent Before Rain, Ger has won several national poetry competitions and appeared in numerous poetry publications.
On the night both authors will read one of their short stories, after which they will be in conversation with Eamon Smith about writing, life and the universe.
“Barrett's use of language is powerful and surprising… These stories are moving and memorable.” - David Robbins, Irish Independent. Colin Barrett and Ger Reidy appear at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday, February 11, at 8pm. Booking for this performance is advised. Call (094 ) 9023733 to make a booking or book online at www.thelinenhall.com