Nuala will take part in the Women of Yore Afternoon Tea in Limerick on 2nd February at One Pery Square. Music, literature, costume and cakes! Also appearing: Niamh Boyce, Rose Servitova, Melissa Shiels and more.
Nuala will read a new essay at an International Women’s Day event in Carrick-on-Shannon on the 8th March at 2.30pm. Dock Arts Centre.
Nuala will be taking part in a Historical Fiction event at Hodges Figgis, Dublin, on the 4th April. This is a free event. More details here.
Nuala is teaching a pre-festival Historical Flash Fiction workshop at Flash Fiction Festival UK on Friday 19th June. Book here.
She will also, as Editor of Splonk, take part in a panel at Flash Fiction Festival, on editing a flash journal, with Meg Pokrass.
Nuala has been head-to-the-desk, busy editing her forthcoming novel about Nora Barnacle for her new editor in New York – more on that to come soon!
In the meantime, you might catch her at one of these upcoming events:
Strangers in a Strange Land event at Bray Literary Festival, with Mary Costello and Oisín Fagan, Sunday 29th Sep at 1pm, Town Hall, Bray. More here.
Trinity College Dublin Literary Society, 6pm, 10th October, GSU Common Room: Reading and interview at Trinity College Literary Society, Dublin: Nuala returns to her alma mater to talk to the students at Lit Soc. about her latest novel, Becoming Belle.
Group 8 annual exhibition: LEONARDO 500 opens on 15th October, 6pm, Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library. Nuala has written a flash fiction in the voice of da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa for this annual exhibition.
Spain: In November Nuala travels to Spain as part of EFACIS to teach and read to students in universities at Burgos and Logroño.
Dingle Literary Festival: In late November, Nuala is teaching a flash fiction workshop at Dingle Literary Festival and conducting a public interview with Leeann Lane about Dorothy McArdle. More here.
Interview: 8th March – Gullane’s Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway – 7pm
Nuala will interview Nessa O’Mahony about her Ballinasloe-set novel, The Branchman. More here.
Workshop: 16th March – Trades Union Hall, Kanturk, Co. Cork – 10am
Nuala is facilitating a flash fiction workshop at Kanturk Arts Festival in Cork on the 16th March from 10am to 1pm. Cost: €25. To book contact Mary on 087 6406705.
Interview: 23rd March – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Co. Derry – 3pm
Nuala will interview Frank McGuinness about his career and his latest novel about the death of James Joyce, The Woodcutter and his Family. More here.
Reading: 10th April – Cúirt Festival of Literature, Galway – 8pm
Nuala will be reading from Becoming Belle. Fellow readers are Joseph O’Connor and Páraic O’Donnell. More here.
Workshop: 13th April – Irish Writers Centre – 1.45pm to 3pm
Writing sensual moments and/or sex scenes in fiction can be a tricky business. How upfront does the writer need to be? How much should be on the page and how much hinted at? Using examples and writing exercises, this workshop will look at how far to go when it comes to writing from and about the body in long and short fiction.
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I’m looking forward to taking part in Miscellany50, a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years of Sunday Miscellany, the RTÉ Radio 1 programme. Five concerts at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, will each capture a decade between 1968 and 2018. I chose my birth year, 1970, and my essay ‘Mother Moon’ is about the moon and the Apollo 13 mission.
Miscellany50’s concerts will be recorded and produced for broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 in 2019.
Here’s the line-up for the concert I will take part in:
Friday 7 December, 7.30pm
John Bowman, Mae Leonard, John Boland, Nuala O’Connor, Leo Cullen, Denise Blake, Louis de Paor, Gerald Dawe, Evelyn Conlon, Denis Sexton and Gemma Tipton, Contempo String Quartet, Richie Buckley, Máire Ní Chéilleachair and Jennifer Walshe.
More info on the series of concerts here.
I’m taking part in this Art of Border Living event Weds 14th November, 7pm, with Paul McVeigh & Garret Carr in Poetry Ireland.
I was commisioned to write a WW1 short story, set in Fermanagh, for it. I called it ‘Tin’.
Free event, but tickets must be booked here: https://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/the-art-of-border-living
I’m reading at Clifden Arts Festival with my friend Alan McMonagle on Tuesday the 18th September. Details here.
- Victorian Afternoon Tea, 1 Pery Square, Limerick, 19th Aug
- Hodges Figgis 200 year anniversary. Reading series – 23rd Aug, 6pm. Hodges Figgis, Dublin.
- Dublin launch of Becoming Belle, The Gutter Book Shop, 5th September, 6.30pm. Launch by Mia Gallagher.
- Galway launch of Becoming Belle, Ballinasloe Library, 11th September, 6pm. Launch by Mary O’Rourke.
- Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna 15th September, 3pm. Portumna Library.
- Clifden Arts Week – 18th September with Alan McMonagle. 4.30pm, Station House
- Wexford launch of Becoming Belle, Gorey Visitor Centre, 21st September, 6pm. Launch by Caroline Busher.
- Bluestacks Festival, Donegal – 7th October, 3pm,Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon. Reading and conversation with Mary O’Donnell.
- Red Line Festival, 9th October – Victorian Mavericks with Bernie McGill & Caroline Busher, 7.30pm, Pearse Museum, Dublin
- DLR Voices, 23rd October – The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire – reading and interview with Sarah Maria Griffin. Time tbc.