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WHAT'S ON  ->  WATERFORD WRITERS WEEKEND -> THE NEW STARTS OF IRISH WRITING

"The New Starts of Irish Writing"

with Caoilinn Huges, John Connell & June Caldwell.

Event:

The New Starts of Irish Writing Panel

Date :

Saturday, 27th October.

Time:

2:00pm

Venue:

St. Patricks Gateway Centre

Admission:

Free

 

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Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes’ debut novel, Orchid & the Wasp, is just out with Oneworld (UK) and Hogarth (US). Her poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her work has appeared in Granta, Tin House, POETRY, Poetry Ireland, on BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere.

YouTube clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI7Rav981r4

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John Connell

John Connell is an award-winning investigative journalist, film producer and farmer. He lives and works on his family farm; Birchview in County Longford. His memoir, The Cow Book,  has become a number 1 bestseller in Ireland.

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June Caldwell

June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories, is published by New Island Books and Head of Zeus. June’s fiction has been published in the Stinging Fly, the Moth, Winter Papers, and the Lonely Crowd. She is a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize and has been shortlisted for many others, including: the Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, the Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, the Lorian Hemingway Prize, and the Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. The story ‘Upcycle: an account of some strange happenings on Botanic Road’ was shortlisted for Short Story of the Year in the Irish Book Awards 2017. June’s first novel, Little Town Moone, will be published by John Murray in 2019.