We will be announcing our new 2017 line up soon, keep an eye out for it.
We know for definite that Don Share of POETRY (Chicago) will be coming this year !
We are delighted to let you know that the launch of 'Molly Keane' by Sally Phipps will take place at the 'Grainstore', Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co Cork.
Here, for the first time, is her biography and, written by one of her two daughters, it provides an honest portrait of a fascinating, complicated woman who was a brilliant writer. It is also a portrait of the Anglo-Irish world of the first half of the twentieth century.
Thursday 2nd February at 7.00pm.
Our writer in residence, Lani O'Hanlon has been published in POETRY. What an honour to have a poem published in the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Congratulations Lani.
'For the last fifty years of my life I have lived in a cottage - a cottage hanging above Ardmore bay, above the village and the Catholic church, its east window lighted over the sea on winter evenings. Beyond my cottage one of the finest round towers in Ireland reaches up to the sky above the ruined and beautiful church and monastery at its foot.'
The writer Molly Keane lived at Dysert in the picturesque village of Ardmore in County Waterford from 1950 until her death in 1996. She turned a bungalow into a house, which tucks into the hill overlooking Ardmore bay. It is here she wrote the Booker Prize runner up 'Good Behaviour' and the other best sellers 'Time After Time' and 'Loving and Giving'.
Her daughter Virginia Brownlow has now made the house available for use by contemporary writers of all abilities.