Digital Broadcast: Saturday 26th September: 17.15-18.30

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of poetry and stories at our much-loved annual literary salon.

Co-founder of the Irish Writers’ Co-operative and founder of CUIRT Literature festival, Fred Johnston has published three collections of short stories, four novels, and nine collections of poetry, the most recent Rogue States (Salmon, 2019)

ÚnaNíCheallaigh’s poetry has been published in The Irish Times, The North, The Stony Thursday Book, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg and the anthology Washing Windows, (Arlen House). Salamander Crossing was published by Lapwing in 2011. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UCC.

Michael Farry’s latest poetry collection, Troubles (2020), is published by Revival Press. Previous collections are Asking for Directions (Doghouse Books, 2012) and The Age of Glass (Revival, 2017). He is a founder member of Boyne Writers Group.

Olivia Fitzsimons is an IWC Novel Fair winner, 2020. She was an IWC/Cill Rialaig Writers Residency Recipient in 2019. She featured in the Fiction at the Friary New Writer Showcase at Cork Short story Festival, 2018, and is currently working on her debut novel.

Jessamine O’Connor lives on the Sligo Roscommon border.She was a winner of the Poetry Ireland Butlers Café Competition, the iYeats Poetry Competition, the Francis Ledwidge Award. Her collection, Silver Spoon, is published by Salmon Poetry, 2020.

John McAuliffe’s fifth book of poetry, The Kabul Olympics (Gallery Press) has just been published. He works as Professor of Poetry at the University of Manchester and writes a regular column on poetry for The Irish Times.