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Leonie Lacey – Three Poems

Leonie Lacey is a 2017 graduate of the BA with Creative Writing programme at NUIG. Born in Connemara and raised in the fields of Athenry, Galway, she has always been a keen writer with a special interest in poetry. Having … Continue reading

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Alec Solomita – The Time of Your Radiance

Alec Solomita has published fiction in the Southword Journal, The Mississippi Review, Southwest Review, and The Adirondack Review, among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist by the Noctua Review. His … Continue reading

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Ndrek Gjini’s ‘The Invention of Shoes’ reviewed by Matt Mooney

Ndrek Gjini’s second collection of poems published by Galway Academic Press under the title of ‘The Invention of Shoes’ is a wonderful exposé of the life and poetic craft of an Albanian who became a Galwegian. It has revealed him … Continue reading

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Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

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Anna Allen – Swags and Tails 

Anna Allen, born in County Wicklow, has lived in Connemara for over thirty years. Though the idea of writing nagged and haunted her, having married and started a family that grew and grew, there were too many other calls on … Continue reading

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Wally Swist – Two Poems

Wally Swist’s books include Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012), Candling the Eggs (Shanti Arts, 2017), The Map of Eternity (Shanti Arts, 2018), Singing for Nothing: Selected Nonfiction as Literary Memoir (The Operating System, … Continue reading

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David O’Neill – Mirror, signal, manoeuvre

David O’Neill is a writer and musician from Dublin. He won First Runner-Up in the Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story competition 2017. He has been published in journals such as The Incubator Journal, The Lonely Crowd, Spontaneity Magazine, The … Continue reading

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Sass O’Flynn – Silky Sea

Sass O’Flynn grew up in the Wicklow mountains on a farm, racing horses and out in nature. Life growing up wasn’t easy. The educational system did not lend its self to supporting artistic nature or dyslexia. Sass finally found a place … Continue reading

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Christopher Palmer – Two Poems

Christopher Palmer lives in Canberra, Australia, but would like to spend time in Galway, near the birthplace of his ancestors. His poetry has been published in Australian Poetry Journal, Bosphorus Review of Books, The Brasilia Review, London Grip, Shot Glass … Continue reading

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Katacha Díaz – Grandfather’s Legacy

Katacha Díaz is a Peruvian American writer. Wanderlust and love of travel have taken her all over the world to gather material for her stories. Her writing appears or is forthcoming with Muddy River Poetry Review, Poppy Road Review, Pika … Continue reading

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ANNE MC CABE launches her new novel, ‘SO MUCH AT ONE’, a spiritual love story

Friday 29th March 2019, in Monroe’s, Galway.6-8pm. Anne McCabe’s new novel, ‘So Much at One’ is a story about loss and longing in a life of celibacy. It tells the story of a monk in an enclosed order who meets … Continue reading

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Bernadette Dwan – Swing chair

Bernadette Dwan’s first collection, Frankly Baby, was published by Lapwing in 2018. In 2017, she earned second prize in the Johnathan Swift Creative Writing Awards. In 2016, as part of the Scene and Heard Festival – she performed her one-woman … Continue reading

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