Friday 30th September: 15.30 Bray Town Hall

Join Glen Wilson, Stephanie Conn and Maureen Boyle as they read from their latest work and discuss the landscape of Northern Irish poetry with author Brian Kirk.

Glen Wilson is a multi-award winning Poet from Portadown. He won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing in 2017, the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award in 2018, the Trim Poetry competition in 2019, the Padraic Fallon Poetry competition and Slipstream Open Poetry competition in 2021. His poetry collection An Experience on the Tongue is available with Doire Press. He is currently working towards his second collection.

Stephanie Conn is the author of Copeland’s Daughter (Smith/ Doorstep), The Woman on the Other Side, Island and off-kilter all published by Doire Press. Her recent PhD explored the poetry of chronic illness. Stephanie’s prizes include the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. She will be one of the 2023 resident artists at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

Maureen Boyle lives in Belfast. Her third book and second full collection The Last Spring of the World was published by Arlen House in June. Her first collection, The Work of a Winter was shortlisted for the Strong Shine Award. A single poem Strabane with photos by her husband Malachi O’Doherty was published in 2020.

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