Flash Fiction


Nora Barnacle Museum,
Bowling Green, Galway

I have several events coming up, many around my novel NORA, which was published here in Ireland in April with New Island Books, so I thought I’d do a preview/round-up list:

12th Sep, 9am GMT: SUNDAY MISCELLANY: I’ll be on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday morning with a radio essay about my relationship with my name, Nuala. More here.

17th Sep, 7pm GMT: CULTURE NIGHT: I’m in an artist collective here in Ballinasloe, Group 8, and we’re holding the opening of our annual exhib, UNBOUND, on Culture Night at the Town Hall Theatre in Ballinasloe. My work is a photo book with extracts from an essay I wrote about crying, that featured in Banshee. More here.

18th Sep, 4.30pm GMT: SHORELINES ARTS FEST, PORTUMNA. I’m doing an in-person fiction event with Louise Kennedy in the church. Tickets and more here.

19th Sep, 10am GMT: RETREAT WEST FLASH FESTIVAL. I’m doing an online event – delivering a keynote on writing flash and answering questions too. Tickets and more here.

23rd Sep, 7pm GMT: ULYSSES FOR THE REST OF US. I’m doing an online (and limited-tix in-person) event – chatting with the fab Conner Habib about the Penelope episode of Ulysses (my fave!!). More here.

15th Oct, 11am GMT: CHELTENHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL. I’m doing an in-person event on biofiction with the wondrous Connie Palmen. More here.

22nd Oct, TBC GMT: WESTPORT ARTS FESTIVAL. I’m doing an in-person event on biofiction and women. More to come, keep an eye here.

27th Oct, 8pm GMT: HOPE FOUNDATION BOOK CLUB. I’m doing an online event with NORA. More to come, keep an eye here.


Máighréad Medbh and I will be doing an online flash fiction and poetry reading on Friday December 11th at 7pm, Irish time. We’d be delighted if you’d join us, to hear us read and celebrate the publication of Máighréad’s new book, Imbolg.

Time: Dec 11, 2020 07:00pm GMT
To join the Zoom Event email in advance: maighreadmedbh@gmail.com

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Nuala O’Connor lives in Co. Galway, Ireland. Her forthcoming fifth novel, NORA, is about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce; it appears in January 2021 in the USA and in Ireland in April. Her new chapbook of historical flash fiction, Birdie, was recently published by Arlen House. Nuala is editor at flash e-zine Splonk.

Máighréad Medbh lives in Dublin. Imbolg, just published by Arlen House, is her eighth book of poetry, and incorporates older work with a sequence written this year. Her previous book, Parvit of Agelast, is a verse fantasy and was shortlisted for the 2017 Pigott Prize. She has also published a prose work, Savage Solitude, with Dedalus Press. She has been known as a performance poet, and is currently working on a creative-critical PhD at DCU.

MMedbh Imbolg Cover 2.jpg

Imbolg can be bought here:https://www.bookdepository.com/Imbolg…/9781851322473

Birdie can be bought as an ebook here: https://books2read.com/u/mKzXkV
For Kindle here: https://amzn.to/3ogSJLO
Hard copy here: https://www.kennys.ie/shop/Birdie-O-Connor-Nuala or here: https://www.bookdepository.com/