Thursday, 10 June 2010

Reading & Discussion with Mia Gallagher & Nessa O'Mahony

Two of Dublin's wellknown writers - novelist and playwright Mia Gallagher and poet Nessa OMahony - will read and then discuss the art of writing.

Friday, June 11, 2010
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Centre For Creative Practices
15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin

Mia Gallagher's debut novel "HellFire" (described as a "grand achievement" by The Guardian) received international critical acclaim and the Literature Award in Irish Tatler's Women of the Year 2007. Her short stories have been published in Ireland, the UK and the US and have won the START short fiction award as well as being nominated for a Hennessy Award.
As a theatre-maker, Mia has performed widely in Ireland and Europe, working primarily with Lecoq-influenced company, Carpet Theatre. She has facilitated workshops in performance, storytelling, creative writing and communication skills since 1999, with groups ranging from people in prison to professional writers. Her public art projects include The Writing Room at Clonmel Junction Festival and iad-T in the Park (part of her work as current Writer-in-Residence with the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and Dun Laoire Rathdown Arts Office). Mia has received Arts Council funding for literature and theatre and is a member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild. She is currently completing her second novel.

Nessa OMahony lives in Dublin. Her first poetry collection, Bar Talk, was published by iTaLiCs Press, Dublin in 1999. Her second, Trapping a Ghost, was published by bluechrome, Bristol, in 2005 and a verse novel, In Sight of Home, was published by Salmon in 2009. She was awarded an Irish Arts Council literature bursary in 2004.

Members €5
Non-Members €7.50

1 comment:

Words A Day said...

I attended a workshop Mia did in at Clogh Writers Festival last year, on the voice in your fiction, she's a really dynamic and inspiring facilitator.