IT'S International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, three of Ireland’s most formidable young women working in literature today come to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar tonight (Wednesday, March 8) at 8 p.m.
The intriguingly titled event Wordy Women and a Sweary Lady presents Lisa McInerney, Sinead Gleeson and Lisa Coen in an evening of reading, dialogue and discourse about their work, and possibly life in general.
Lisa McInerney’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, will be published in April. Her work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and on BBC Radio 4.
Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Banshee and Winter Papers. Her short story Counting Bridges was published in the 2016 anthology Looking at the Stars. She is working on a non-fiction collection and is the editor of short story anthologies, including The Long Gaze Back and award-winning The Glass Shore.
Lisa Coen, who will chair the evening, is originally from Mayo. She has a PhD in Irish Drama, and is, with Sarah Davis-Goff, a co-founder of Tramp Press, an award-winning Irish publisher dedicated to finding and rediscovering exceptional fiction. Tramp has published Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones and Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither.
Sounds like a fun night is in store.