Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018


Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date: 24th - 26th Aug 2018


Writers' Festival - Artist Bios

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from Donegal. She has been awarded literary fellowships by Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Jack Kerouac House (Florida) and Hawthornden Castle (Scotland).

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Patrick DeWitt

Patrick DeWitt

Patrick DeWitt is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His first book, Ablutions (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book.

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James Martyn Joyce

James Martyn Joyce

James Martyn Joyce is from Galway. He has published three books, including editing Noir by Noir West: Dark Fiction from the West of Ireland (Arlen House).

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Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle’s first novel, Here Are the Young Men, was selected as one of Hot Press magazine’s 20 Greatest Irish Novels from 1916-2016. His second book, This Is the Ritual was a book of the year in

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Kimberly Campanello

Kimberly Campanello

Kimberly Campanello’s poetry books include Imagines (New Dublin Press), Strange Country (The Dreadful Press), Consent (Doire Press) and Hymn to Kālī (Eyewear Publishing). MOTHERBABYHOME is forthcoming from zimZalla Avant Objects.

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Doire Press

Doire Press

Doire Press, based in Connemara, publishes high-quality Irish poetry and short story collections. It started officially in 2010 and has quickly established itself as one of the most notable small presses in Ireland.

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Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is an award winning poet and the director of Inspireland. Since 2007 he has provided workshops to over 30,000 Irish teenagers and adults. A graduate of the Faber Academy, his critically acclaimed debut collection ‘House of Bees’ was published in 2011 by Salmon Poetry, followed by ‘On Corkscrew Hill’ in 2013.

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is a renowned writer, teacher, editor and creativity-in
education advocate and the first writer to have won all three of
Ireland's national prizes for young poets.

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Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Winter Papers, Gorse, Banshee and Elsewhere Journal. Her debut essay collection, Constellations will be published by Picador in spring 2019.

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Among her awards are the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

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June Caldwell

June Caldwell

June Caldwell has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories, is published by New Island Books and forthcoming from Head of Zeus in the UK.

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Tramp Press

Tramp Press

Tramp Press is committed to publishing only the best and most deserving books, to support literary talent, and to enrich the lives of readers. Founded by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff, Tramp's inaugural publication was Flight by Oona Frawley in 2014.

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Neil McCarthy

Neil McCarthy

Neil McCarthy is from South West Cork. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway and began writing poetry soon after.

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Sean O' Reilly

Sean O' Reilly

Born in Derry, Sean O' Reilly is the author of the story collection, Curfew, the novels Love and Sleep and The Swing of Things, the novella Watermark, and most recently, Levitation.

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John Cummins

John Cummins

John Cummins Poetician, one of Ireland's most unique voices, has brought his spoken word poetry to every corner of our isle.

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Anthony Glavin

Anthony Glavin

Boston-born writer and editor Anthony Glavin is the author of two short story collections, One For Sorrow and The Draughtsman and The Unicorn, and two critically acclaimed novels, Nighthawk Alley and Colours Other Than Blue.

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Kathy D'Arcy

Kathy D'Arcy

Kathy D'Arcy is a Cork poet whose collections Encounter (Lapwing), and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw) were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

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Raven

Raven

Raven (aka The Universal Underdog) is a Californian spoken word artist living in Ireland.

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Abby Oliveira

Abby Oliveira

Abby Oliveira is a performance poet/writer/actor based in Derry. She has performed her poetry at countless events and festivals, including at Lingo festival, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Dublin and Belfast Book festivals.

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Wendy Erskine

Wendy Erskine

Wendy Erskine is from Belfast.  Her short stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly and Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland.

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