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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.

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.

Manderley Press Reprint (Fatti Burke & Megan Nolan Book launch)

The Fly on the Wheel was written by re-disovered Irish author Katherine Cecil Thurston, and  published three years before the she died, aged 36 (very possibly murdered by her fiancé who got  her to change her will before she died, and then drugged her with laudanum). The Fly on the Wheel was written in her … Read more

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.

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.