Digital Broadcast: Sunday 27th September: 11.30-12.30

Join debut authors Alice Lyons, Pat O’Connor and Marianne Lee as they discuss their paths to publication with author Brian Kirk.

Alice Lyons

Alice Lyons is a recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry (2002) and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary awarded by Nuala ní Dhomhnaill (2004) Her co-directed poetry film, The Polish Language, was nominated for an IFTA (2010). From the USA, she has lived 20+ years in the west of Ireland. She lectures in writing and literature at the Yeats Academy of Art, Design & Architecture, IT Sligo.

Pat O’Connor

Pat won the Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize, the Glimmertrain Best Start short story prize (joint), and was shortlisted for the Francis McManus, Fish, Hennessy, Sean O’Faolain. His stories are published widely and have been broadcast on RTE. His radio play This Time It’s Different was broadcast on 95FM in 2014. His short story collection People In My Brain was published by Limerick Writers’ Centre in 2019.

Marianne Lee

Marianne Lee grew up in Tullamore, Offaly, and lives in Dublin with her husband. She has a degree in Visual Communications from the National College of Art and Design and an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. Marianne works as a designer and copywriter and has published a selection of poetry and self-recorded an album of music. A Quiet Tide isherfirstnovel. @ThisMarianneLee mariannelee.ie


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