Mike in Finland

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ward Wood authors in Dublin

I had a terrific time in Dublin doing readings with three other Ward Wood writers, Sue Guiney, Shauna Gilligan and Noel Duffy, at the Irish Writers´ Centre on Friday 16 September and then at The Twisted Pepper cafe the next afternoon. We had lovely audiences at both events and it was a real pleasure to chat with them after the readings and hear their views on our work and other literary matters. The following photos are from the event at The Irish Writers´ Centre and you can see just how perfect it is a venue for a reading.

Shauna reading from her forthcoming novel, Happiness comes from Nowhere.

Sue reading from A Clash of Innocents and Her Life Collected.

Noel reading from In the Library of Lost Objects and Our Friends Electric.

I read from Midas Touch and The Finn´s Tale.

Some members of the audience at the book table, browsing the books for sale and enjoying a glass of wine or orange juice and a chat. Thanks to Shauna and Noel for arranging and hosting the event and for taking the photographs.

My next reading date will be in London on 22 October when I will be reading at The Poetry Cafe in Betterton Street, Covent Garden with Peter Phillips and David Cooke.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Readings in Dublin

I´m really excited to be taking part in two readings in Dublin over the coming weekend. They both promise to be great events. I´m looking forward to reading with other Ward Wood authors and this will be the first time that we´ve all read together. It would be great to meet any readers of my blog who are able to get there.

Friday 16th September:
This will be a combined prose and poetry event with Sue Guiney reading from her novel, A Clash of Innocents and poetry collection, Her Life Collected, Shauna Gilligan reading from her forthcoming short story collection, Red Girl, Noel Duffy reading from his novellas, The Return Journey & Our Friends Electric, and his poetry collection, In The Library of Lost Objects. I´ll be reading from my novel, The Finn´s Tale, and my poetry collection, Midas Touch.

The venue is the Irish Writers´ Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin. The reading begins at 18.30. but we´ll be there half an hour before to meet the audience and there will be a question time after the readings. Refreshments will be served and books will be on sale. Entry is free.

Saturday 17th September:
A poetry reading with Sue Guiney at The Twisted Pepper cafe (best coffee in Dublin, I´m reliably informed) at 54, Middle Abbey Street. Sue´s reading from Her Life Collected and I´m reading from Midas Touch. This will be an afternoon event, start time 15.00.