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Imagine Arts Festival LITERATURE EVENTS

Lemons, Liars and Banshees: Three literary journals in conversation

Lemons, Liars and Banshees: Three literary journals in conversation. Join editors from The Waxed Lemon, The Four Faced Liar and Banshee as they discuss the recent upsurge of literary journals in Ireland. The editors will give advice on how to submit your work and audience members will be invited to participate in a Q&A session at the end.

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Mark Roper’s Book Launch

Mark Roper was born in Derbyshire, England, in 1951 and has lived in Ireland since 1980. His collections include The Hen Ark (1990), which won the 1992 Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection; The Home Fire (1998) and Whereabouts (2005). His collection A Gather of Shadow (2012) was joint winner of the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014, and was shortlisted, along with Bindweed (2018), for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

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David Toms – Memoir

David Toms (born 1988) is a writer from Waterford, now living and working in Norway. His poetry collections include Northly (Turas Press, 2019), Soma | Sema (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), and several chapbooks..

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Waterford Whispers News Book Launch

Coinciding with the new Waterford Whispers News book launch, the landlord everyone loves to hate: Bill Badbody brings his new TED talk on the ups and downs of a landlord in Ireland in 2022 to the Book Centre, Waterford.

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Aingeala Flannery

Aingeala Flannery is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. Her short story ‘Visiting Hours’ was the winner of the 2019 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition..

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Jessica Traynor: Poetry Masterclass

Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist and librettist, and poetry editor at Banshee. Her debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. The Quick (Dedalus Press, 2018) was an Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary and Hennessy New Writer of the Year.

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Joanne McCarthy: Poetry Masterclass

This master class with poet Joanne McCarthy will be focused on offering feedback to existing work.  Each poet will be asked to bring a single poem to workshop with the group in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. This workshop is best suited to emerging poets who have begun to publish in journals and are looking to hone their craft.

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