Friday 30th September: 12.00 at Bray Town Hall

Join David Butler, Amanda Bell and Nandi Jola as they read from their latest collections from Doire Press and discuss the art of writing poetry with Anne Tannam.

A multi award winning poet, short-story writer, dramatist and novelist, David Butler’s third poetry collection, Liffey Sequence, was published by Doire Press in 2021. His other poetry collections are All the Barbaric Glass (Doire Press, 2017) and Via Crucis (Doghouse, 2011).

Amanda Bell’s most recent poetry collection is Riptide (Doire Press, 2021). A haiku chapbook Revolution, (wildflower poetry press) was published in March 2022. She is an assistant editor of The Haibun Journal. Awards include a Merit Book Award and shortlisting for the Shine Strong Award, a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award, and Irish Poem of the Year 2018. <>

Nandi Jola, a South African born poet,  and playwright at Smock Alley Theatre, Rachel Baptiste 2022 programme. She was a creative writing facilitator for Ulster University’s Books Beyond Boundaries NI and Poetry Ireland. She is currently studying for her MA in Poetry at QUB and her book Home is Neither Here Nor There, is published by Doire Press.