WOMEN RULE WRITER: Lit blog of Nuala O'Connor / Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
WORLD BOOK NIGHT AFTERS
Shauna Gilligan reading from Happiness Comes from Nowhere
The World Book Night event in Celbridge library went off very well. Myself, Shauna Gilligan, Mae Leonard and Debbie Thomas read. The library, in conjunction with Cultivate Celbridge gave out free books over the course of the day, and then raffled 5 copies of each of the guest writers' books on the night.
Mae Leonard, of Naas & Limerick, in full flow
I really enjoyed hearing an extract from Shauna's début novel Happiness Comes from Nowhere, Mae Leonards's memoir pieces (she had us all singing 'Glory-o, glory-o, to the bold Fenian men' at one point), and Debbie's madcap adventure of a decapitated Aztec head.
We got a very warm welcome at the library (tea, biccies and buns which pleased Juno) and from the audience, who were lovely. All in all, a very nice time was had.