Friday, 3 October 2014


Dromineer - doesn't it look pretty?
I'm off to Co. Tipperary, today for the Dromineer Literary Festival, which started last night. Looking forward to meeting my flash students in the morning, and talking short-shorts for a couple of hours.

In the evening I am taking part in a panel, chaired by Maureen Kennelly, about inspirational/influential books. Also taking part: Thomas McCarthy, Liz Nugent, Michael Murphy and Kobus Moolman.

Gallery Press are having a poetry reading in the afternoon at Lough Derg Yacht Club, featuring Gerald Dawe, Medbh McGuckian and Conor O’Callaghan.

And the festival launch is on tonight at the same venue. Such a pity the weather has turned and it is now bucketing rain. Ah well, you can't have it all.


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Oh if only I could just go from Literary Festival to Literary festival I'd be one happy writer! When I win the lotto I will kiss my husband goodbye and be off. In the meantime...I chose your poem "Flirt" to annotate for my Creative Composition class at University of Illinois. Lots of American poets being focused upon I decided it was time to pull in some grand Irish ones.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Thanks for using the poem, Donna!

Lotto winning - always a good move ;) Good luck with that!