You can now view the Galway launch of NORA at the wonderful Cúirt Festival on YouTube. Writer Elaine Feeney interviewed me and we had a grand chat about Nora and James Joyce’s relationship, the novel, and more.
NORA publishes here in Ireland on the 10th April with New Island Books and I have some events/readings coming up to celebrate the book. We have two launch events planned, one each for Dublin and Galway. More below:
26th March, 8pm GMT: American writer Jillian Cantor and I will be discussing bio-fiction, to celebrate the publication of her novel Half Life about Marie Curie. In association with Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Arizona. More here.
9th April, 7pm: Launch online in Dublin on 9th April in association with MOLI. Interview with Katherine McSharyy of the National Library of Ireland. Register here.
11th April – essay about Nora Barnacle on Sunday Miscellany. 9am to 10am on RTÉ Radio 1.
14th April: UCC Creative Writing Programme online event – 6pm. Free event! Register here.
23rd April: Launch online in Galway on 23rd April in association with the Cúirt Festival. I’m interviewed by Elaine Feeney. Time 5.30pm. Free or optional ticket purchase. Book here.
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.
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.
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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