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 From the Body workshop – part of the One City, One Book celebrations:
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. Book Here on Eventbrite
Nuala recently won The James Joyce Quarterly fiction contest, which asked writers to submit their own version of the short story ‘Ulysses’ that Joyce had considered adding to his collection Dubliners. The journal interviews Nuala about her story, and her connection to Joyce, today. (The story is not available online, only in the hard copy journal which can be bought here). See the interview here.
Nuala’s event with Michele Forbes, and moderated by Clíona Ní Riordáin, was a great success in Paris last night. A large, enthused crowd and a great Q&A. Thanks to Marion Mossud, librarian at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, for hosting the reading.
This is the Miscellany50 show I took part in on Friday night. Very enjoyable to do. My bit about the moon starts at 35 or so and is followed by the gorgeous Clair de Lune by Débussy, played by Denise Crowley. Other contributors include Denise Blake, Louis de Paor and Evelyn Conlon, as well as musicians extraordinaire Honor Hefffernan and the ConTempo Quartet.
Miscellany50 at Project Arts Centre is a celebratory radio festival weekend of short writing and music produced to salute fifty years on air in 2018. Featuring; John Bowman, Mae Leonard, ConTempo String Quartet, John Boland, Honor Heffernan, Richie Buckley, Myles Drennan, Nuala O’Connor, Denise Crowley, Leo Cullen, Denise Blake.