TALES of farmers and those belonging to them will be launched this Friday, February 15, at 6.30 p.m. in Mayo County Library, Castlebar.
The Rainy Day is Martin Keaveney's debut collection of short stories, published by Penniless Press (UK).
Guest speaker will be Councillor Al McDonnell, who has been instrumental in plans to restore Moore Hall, the childhood home of the famous author George Moore. George Moore published a major collection of Irish short stories over a century ago (The Untilled Field, 1903).
Complimentary refreshments will be served. Copies of the new title will be available for purchase on the night.
Martin Keaveney's short fiction has been previously published in many respected literary journals in Ireland, the UK and US. Screen credits include Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ and many international film festivals. His produced screenwriting is represented by Adler & Associates in the US and listed in the British Council of Film.
Writing for the stage has achieved selection for Scripts Ireland Playwriting Festival and the Jerome Hynes One Act Series at NUIG.
Peer-reviewed academic scholarship will shortly be published in the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies.
Martin has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and recently submitted a PhD at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies). He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016. He also works as a creative writing lecturer/consultant.
See more at www.martinkeaveney.com.