WOMEN RULE WRITER: Lit blog of Nuala O'Connor / Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Monday, 22 September 2014
EASONS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH GALWAY WRITERS
Here's the full text of Kernan Andrews's article about the 25 year celebrations at Easons, Galway, from The Galway Advertiser:
ELEVEN GALWAY short story writers and poets will be reading from their work in Easons onMondays and Tuesdays in September.
The readings, which begin at 4.30pm, have been programmed by Galway publishing company Arlen House, and are part of a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of Easons’ opening in Shop Street in September 1989.
The first reading takes place on Monday September 22 at 4.30pm and will feature Geraldine Curtin giving a short talk entitled Life Stories of Women Prisoners in Galway Jail; Orfhlaith Foyle will read poems of war and conflict as well as reading poems by Ballinasloe writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir which were inspired by the book The Women of Galway Jail; and the Galway Advertiser arts editor Kernan Andrews will read from his short story, Im Niemansland, set in the trenches of WWI.
Tuesday 23 will feature two of Galway’s most respected short story writers, as Geraldine Mills will read from her new collection, Hellkite, and Mike McCormack will reading from Forensic Songs.
On Monday 29, there will be poetry from Alice Lyons, Peggie Gallagher, and Geraldine Mitchell, while Nuala Ní Chonchúir will read from The Closet of Savage Mementos. Tuesday 30 will see Alan McMonagle and Des Kenny read from the Arlen House short story anthology Noir by Noir West.
All are welcome to the readings. Easons will be hosting a number of other in-shop events, including literature and music and events for children.