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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, 5pm, 10th October: 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.

Scotland: In late October Nuala is teaching the short story at Moniack Mhor in Scotland with Welsh writer Cynan Jones. More here. FULLY BOOKED.

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.

FLASH FICTION FESTIVAL

Nuala is taking part in a number of events at the third annual Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, England, this weekend. The festival begins on Friday the 28th June 2019.

Nuala will teach a workshop on Historical Flash Fiction; take part in a panel discussion on International Flash; and read at the BIFFY event.

The festival is always a lively one, packed with workshops, panels and readings. Check it out here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 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.
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INTERVIEW – JAMES JOYCE QUARTERLY

James Joyce

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.

PARIS READING – BECOMING BELLE

Michele Forbes,
Clíona Ní Riordáin & Nuala O’Connor

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.