Sunday Sessions in January at Books Upstairs
The first month of Sunday Sessions for 2019 has been announced in Books Upstairs on D'Olier Street!
Books Upstairs is Dublin's oldest independent bookshop. Established in 1978 and trading in Dublin city centre ever since, they have an extensive selection of stock across the humanities as well as a vast Irish interest section which includes poetry, fiction and history.
Every Sunday they invite eclectic poets and writers to read from their work. Continuing on from the success of 2018's Sunday sessions, the details of this month's events have been announced!
- Sunday 13th January, 3pm
- Sunday 20th January, 3pm
- Sunday 27th January, 3pm
For their first Sunday Session of 2019, Books Upstairs are delighted to welcome three talented poets to read from their work.
Siobhan Daffy's poems have appeared in The SHOp Magazine, About Place Journal, Southword, The Stony Thursday Book, Orbis and Headstuff – Revolution Now. She enjoys performing her poems accompanying herself on percussion and African harp. She has performed at the Electric Picnic Festival, Body & Soul Festival and the Redline Festival and done recording for RTE Radio 1.
Rachael Hegarty is a Dubliner. Her kids say she uses the 3 F- words too much: Finglas, feminism and feckin’ poetry. Her debut collection, Flight Paths Over Finglas won the Shine Strong Award in 2018 and her next collection, May Day 1974, will be launched in spring 2019.
Grace Wilentz's poems have appeared in publications including Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, the American Poetry Journal and the Hennessy New Irish Writing series in The Irish Times. Her work has been shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize and the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Grace is currently working on her first collection.
Books Upstairs welcome two more poets, each reading from the recent work.
Terry McDonagh, poet and dramatist, has published ten poetry collections as well as letters, drama, prose and poetry for young people. His work has been translated into German and Indonesian and his latest poetry collection, Fourth Floor Flat – 44 Cantos, was published in September by Arlen House.
Colette Nic Aodha is a writer in both Irish and English, and has published short stories and poetry, some of which has been anthologised in Field Day, IV and V and in The White Page / An Bhileog Bhán: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets.
Head along to hear poetry from Jessamine O'Connor and Louise G. Cole, as well as short stories from Gerry Boland's new collection. All three writers will talk candidly about what writing means to them, the challenges and opportunities they face as emerging writers on the crowded publishing scene, their writing routines, and much else besides. Audience participation will be encouraged, so bring along your literary questions!
Books Upstairs are also delighted to introduce a Writers' Coaching Clinic, which will take place on the last Saturday of each month. This monthly drop in will take place at 10am until 12pm, and payment is taken in the form of donations/goodwill. Contact email@example.com for more informaiton.