Nuala is teaching a poetry workshop at the Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival on 11th May 2019. 11am to 1pm. €20. Booking here.
She will read that night in Edgeworthstown, at the Manor Church, with Paul McVeigh. 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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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.
The beautiful UK cover for Becoming Belle, out in June. Thanks to my lovely editor Anna Boatman and all the team at Piatkus and Little Brown UK. I love it!
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.
Nuala, along with several other Irish writers, was asked by the Irish Times to choose a love poem for Valentine’s Day. She picked Emily Dickinson’s ‘Wild Nights’. See the article here.
Nuala is the editor of brand new flash fiction e-zine Splonk, which opens for subs on the 1st March. See more at the Splonk site here.
Nuala is facilitating a flash fiction workshop at Kanturk Arts Festival in Cork on the 16th March from 10am to 1pm in the Trades Union Hall, Kanturk. Cost: €25. To book contact Mary on 087 6406705.
Matthew Geden has given Becoming Belle a very positive review in today’s Irish Examiner.