Thursday 29th September: 19.00 at Bray Town Hall

Join Mary Dorcey, Jean O’Brien, Sue Hubbard and Louise C.Callaghan for an evening of poetry celebrating 40 years of Salmon Publishing.

Mary Dorcey, the author of ten books, is an Irish poet, novelist and short story writer. She was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her first collection of stories A Noise from the Woodshed. She has won critical acclaim internationally for her portrayal of romantic and erotic relationships between women and for her subversive and tender exploration of the mother/daughter dynamic. Life Holds Its Breath was published this year 2022 by Salmon Poetry.

Jean O’ Brien’s sixth collection Stars Burn Regardless (Salmon) came out this Spring. An award winning poet she won The Arvon International and the Fish International and was placed in the Forward Prize and won joint second in last year’s Trocaire competition. She was awarded a Kavanagh Fellowship and was Poet in Residence in the Irish Curlural Centre in Paris last November.

Sue Hubbard is an award-winning poet, novelist and freelance art critic. Swimming to Albania, Salmon Poetry, is her fourth collection. Her latest novel Rainsongs, published by Duckworth, is set in Kerry. Her fourth, Flatlands, is due from Pushkin Press in 2023. Girl in White, her second novel, is to be re-issued by them this autumn.

Louise C. Callaghan is the author of five books of poetry. She has been published in the Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature, (Vols IV and V). Her work is recorded in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD. Moonlight: A Full Moon, her fifth collection, is the subject of a recent conversation on the podcast, Books for Breakfast.

Photo Credit: Jack Polacsek

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