One Book, One City: Two Women Event in Melbourne
Evelyn Conlon with Toni Jordan. As part of Dublin’s One City One Book festival Irish author Evelyn Conlon in discussion about her own home place, Dublin with Melbourne author Toni Jordan . Melbourne and Dublin have both been granted a City of Literature accolade and share a long history of telling tales. If you’re looking for inspiration, love Melbourne, love Dublin and want to be part of this international conversation, join us for a chat and a bevy. To be chaired by Christine Gordon.
Readings Book Shop, Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
April 17 at 6:30 am
Herstory with Frances Browner
Herstory: Write your own story, or that of a woman in your family history. The tutor, Frances Browner, will help with proofreading and editing and give constructive feedback. She will read excerpts from The Long Gaze Back, this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice.
Frances is an experienced creative writing and history tutor who has had her work published and broadcast on radio.
Blackrock Library, Main Street
April 17 at 5:45 pm
A Feast of Female Voices (BOOKED OUT)
Authors Niamh Boyce, Roisín O’Donnell and Elizabeth Reapy discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by the anthology’s editor Sinéad Gleeson.
Niamh Boyce won the Hennessy XO New Irish Writing Award in 2012. Her debut novel The Herbalist was Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 Irish Book Awards, and long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. She’s just finished a novel inspired by a medieval witchcraft trial
Roisín O’Donnell grew up in Sheffield, with family roots in Derry city. Her stories and poetry have been published internationally and have featured in The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Young Irelanders, and The Glass Shore. Roisin’s debut short story collection, Wild Quiet was published in 2016 by New Island Books and was shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award and the International Ruberry Book Award.
E.M. Reapy is from Co. Mayo. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. Her debut novel Red Dirt was published by Head of Zeus and won Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Irish Book Awards. She was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2017. She is currently working on her second novel. She is the Dublin City Writer in Residence.
Sinéad Gleeson is the editor of The Long Gaze Back and The Glass Shore, two anthologies of stories by Irish women writers.Her own collection of essays will be published in 2019 by Picador.
Raheny Library, Howth Road
April 17 at 6:30 pm