Sunday, 26 October 2008


I read a story, 'As I Look', at the launch of Crannóg 19 - a Canadian special - in Galway city on Friday, along with fellow contributors Sandra Bunting, Mary Rose Callan and Celeste Augé. There was a simultaneous launch in Canada at the Atelier Circulaire in Montreal. My story has nothing to do with Canada but was inspired by the surrealist paintings at the Tate Modern in London. A pdf of the current issue will go live on the Crannóg website shortly, if past trends are followed.

Tony O'Dwyer of the editorial board, and also publisher with Words on The Street, MC'ed the night. Pete Mullineaux provided an interactive music experience. Words On The Street had had a very successful launch the previous evening of Alan McMonagle's début fiction collection Liar, Liar. The title story of which I chose for Southword earlier this year. It's a small literary world! Also at the launch were writers Gerardine Burke, Órfhlaith Foyle and Patricia Burke-Brogan.

Crannóg is a Galway-based literary magazine that has been going since 2002 and is improving year on year, in looks and in content. You can see their subs guides here.

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