Sunday 2nd September: 11.00 at Bray Library

Join 80:20 Human Rights activist Tony Daly as he discusses how writers can respond to crises in an ever-changing political landscape with writers Maria McManus and Rosemary Hennigan.

Co-ordinator of the 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and board member of Fairtrade Ireland and the regional human rights network EuroMed Rights, Tony Daly writes, teaches and designs ‘educational activism’ initiatives and resources on global justice and inequality issues such as human development, women’s rights and climate justice.

Maria is a poet. Her most recent collection is Available Light, (Arlen House). Librettos include Wretches, Ellipses and Tierra Sallada. Dance & film collaborations are BIND, EPILOGUE, DUST and TURF. Essays are published in Impermanence (Centre Culturel Irlandais/ No Alibis), The New Frontier (New Island) and The Irish Times. She founded Quotidian – Word on the Street; it includes Poetry Jukebox.

Rosemary Hennigan published her debut novel, ‘The Truth Will Out’, in March 2022. She has been shortlisted for the Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition, longlisted for the Colm Tóibín Short Story Competition, and was highly commended in the Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize. She is a qualified solicitor who has worked in the NGO sector and is also a Fulbright Scholar.

Photo: Johnny McMillan

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