Wednesday, 8 October 2008


One of the two collaborative projects I mentioned I was involved with earlier this year. Cora and I did our piece on the soon-to-be-demolished, iconic Dublin building Liberty Hall. Our four page spread includes poems, etchings and photographs.

Marks, a joint publication from The Stinging Fly literary magazine, and Circa, the visual art magazine, will be launched on the 15th of October.

Earlier this year, the two magazines came together to pair six writers and six artists, giving them the brief to fill four magazine pages with whatever they wished, through a collaborative exploration of the possibilities.

The pairings are:

Caitríona O'Reilly (writer) and Isabel Nolan (artist)

Kevin Barry (writer) and Seán Lynch (artist)

Nuala Ní Chonchúir (writer) and Cora Cummins (artist)

Alan Jude Moore (writer) and Bea McMahon (artist)

Sinéad Morrissey (writer) and Benji de Búrca (artist)

Seán O'Reilly (writer) and Peter Maybury (artist).

Marks will be launched next Wednesday October 15th at Studio 6 of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The event runs from 6pm to 8ish and will feature readings by Kevin Barry and Nuala Ní Chonchúir, and sound work by Peter Maybury.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

A free copy of Marks is going to all subscribers of either publication... another good reason to subscribe... otherwise a limited number of copies will be available at €6 each.


fustar said...

Hey ho,

Apropos of nothing much to do with the above post (sorry!), allow me to extend an invitation. As we are (it seems) shortly about to participate in the great Anti-Room book-readin’ experiment, I thought I’d mention my own little story club - “Dreadful Thoughts”. Basically, we meet online once a fortnight, usually on a Monday at 9 pm, and chatter & natter about classic horror short stories. All stories can be found for free online.

The next meeting’s this coming Monday (13th of October) and full details can be found here.

Stick your nose in if it sounds like your cup of tea. We’d love to have ya.

All best,

BarbaraS said...

We were just talking about this in college this morning - congratulations! I'd love to go, but I have already used my pass for next week on the Doghouse Autumn Collections launch in the Irish Writers Centre on the Tuesday... woe is me, not enough days in the week!
Still, I will be thinking of you all :)

Women Rule Writer said...

Thanks for the info. My schedule is action packed just now but maybe I'll drop by in the new year.

I know the feeling. I have to ration my time spent at events in Galway (43 miles away) cos it's a big deal to leave the kids etc
Enjoy the Doghouse launch; it's good to support your supporters, right?

PJ Nolan said...

This sounds tres cool! Always interested in word/image hook-ups. Hope to make it along to the launch. Save a glass of wine for me-eeee!

Women Rule Writer said...

Cool! We will meet at last!
N. x

Uiscebot said...

i'm deffo gonna try make Marks but my priority is Kevin Powers book launch - Bad Day in Blackrock - on the same night. And hello Fustar - saw you a few times over at!

fustar said...

Howdy Uiscebot. I always stick my head through the Clamnuts door when I get the chance. Just reading your Kevin Power post now.