Dublin Readings

We’ve an event in Dublin on March 8th, 7pm at The Workman’s Club in Dublin, featuring readings from recent issues (7 and 8) of The Lonely Crowd. We’ve an electrifying line-up of writers for the evening and you can find out a little bit more about them here:

June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. Room Little Darker, a short story collection, was published by New Island Books in May 2017. Her short story ‘SOMAT’ was published in the award-winning anthology The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson and was chosen as a ‘favourite’ by The Sunday Times. She’s a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize and has been shortlisted for many others, including the Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, the Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, the Lorian Hemingway Prize, and the Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast, and lives in Dublin.

Ingrid Casey is a writer and teacher, a Dublin native living in Kildare. Her work has featured in journals across Ireland and the UK, with short fiction and poetry having been shortlisted for literary prizes such as Doolin Writers’ festival and the Francis Ledwidge Memorial prize. She has been awarded the John Hewitt bursary in 2017. Current poetry is available in the Three Drops Press anthology of ghosts and hauntings, White Noise and Ouija Boards. A first collection of poetry is also forthcoming in 2018.

Christopher Cornwell lives, studies and works in Swansea, his poetry has been featured in The Lonely Crowd, New Welsh Review, The Lampeter Review and Wales Arts Review, for whom he also contributes criticism. He was the featured poet in issue 6 of The Crunch multimedia poetry magazine and is the current head editor of The Gull online magazine. The Lonely Press published his debut collection Ergasy in 2017.

Jackie Gorman is from Athlone. Her poetry has been published in a number of publications including Poetry Ireland Review, The Honest Ulsterman, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Lonely Crowd and Obsessed With Pipework. Her work has been commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards. In 2017, she won the Listowel Writers Week Single Poem Award for the poem ‘The Blue Hare’. Her work was included in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Windows Anthology. She is currently studying for an MA in Poetry Studies at the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies at Dublin City University and is part of the Poetry Ireland 2017 Introductions Series.

Alice Kinsella was born in Dublin in 1993, and raised in the west of Ireland. She holds a BA(hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin. Her poetry has been widely published at home and abroad, most recently in Banshee Lit, Boyne Berries, The Stony Thursday Book and The Irish Times. Her work has been listed for competitions such as Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition 2016, Jonathan Swift Awards 2016, and Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition 2017. Her debut book of poems, Flower Press, will be published in 2018.

Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer. Her play Leopoldville won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing, and her most recent play, Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre Studio, London, was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. It recently premiered in Chicago (and Canada) to much critical acclaim. Jaki’s story collection, The Scattering, was published by Seren Books and shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize. Jaki, who is also a freelance journalist for numerous publications, was longlisted in 2014 for the inaugural Irish Fiction Laureate and is currently editing her first novel.

Danielle McLaughlin’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker,The Stinging Fly, TheIrish Times, and elsewhere. Her debut collection of short stories, Dinosaurs On Other Planets, was published in Ireland in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press, in the UK and US in 2016 by John Murray and Random House, and, most recently, in Slovakia by Inaque.

Thomas Morris’s debut story collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing (Faber and Faber) won the 2016 Wales Book of the Year, the Rhys Davies Fiction Trust Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. Born and raised in Caerphilly, he currently lives in Cork, where he is Writer in Residence at UCC.

Mary Morrissy is Associate Director of Creative Writing at University College Cork. She is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey, and two collections of stories, A Lazy Eye and Prosperity Drive. She has taught creative writing in the US and Ireland since 2000. In 1995 she was awarded the prestigious US Lannan Award for work “of exceptional quality”. Mother of Pearl, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread (now Costa) Award and The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey were both nominated for the Dublin Impac International Literary Award. She has over 30 years’ experience as a journalist on three of Ireland’s national newspapers.

Do join us from 7pm on 08/03/18 in The Vintage Room at The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.  Admission is free. (Readings will start at 715pm).