Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 24th - 26th Jan 2020


Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 20th - 22nd March 2020


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 12th - 14th June 2020


Writers' Festival - Artist Bios

Roxanna Nic Liam

Roxanna Nic Liam

Roxanna is a poet, writer and actor from Dublin. She has performed her poetry at different festivals around the country including Body and Soul, All Together Now and Electric Picnic.

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Pauline Clooney

Pauline Clooney

Pauline Clooney is a doctoral student of creative writing with NUIM, is an experienced workshop facilitator (since 2016) and teacher for over 30 years. In 2016, Pauline established a writing centre, The Kildare Writing Centre, where she facilitates courses in creative writing for adults.

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Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson is the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including The Insult, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, and chosen by David Bowie as one of his 100 Must-Read Books of All Time. 

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Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor's debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award.

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Darran Anderson

Darran Anderson

Darran Anderson is the author of Imaginary Cities, and the forthcoming Inventory (Chatto&Windus), a memoir set during the Troubles.

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Jen Calleja

Jen Calleja

Jen Calleja is a writer and literary translator from the German. Her poetry collection Serious Justice was published by Test Centre in 2016, followed by the pamphlet Hamburger in the Archive from If a Leaf Falls Press in 2019.  

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Vicky Langan

Vicky Langan

Vicky Langan is a Cork-based artist whose practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly sound, performance and film. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate territory loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion

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Ellen Dillon’s

Ellen Dillon’s

Ellen Dillon’s book Sonnets to Malkmus was recently published by Sad Press and her pamphlet Heave is available from Smithereens Press.

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Gavin Corbett

Gavin Corbett

Gavin Corbett has published three novels: Innocence (2003), This Is The Way (2013) and Green Glowing Skull (2015).

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Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Chris Murray lives in Dublin with her two children. She founded and curates Poethead; a poetry blog which is dedicated to platforming work by women poets, their translators and editors.

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Kathy D’Arcy

Kathy D’Arcy

Kathy D’Arcy is a Cork poet, academic and feminist activist. Her collections are Encounter and The Wild Pupil. She was Chair of the Cork Together for Yes campaign and edited the 2018 collection Autonomy which raised funds and awareness for that campaign.

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Emma Warnock

Emma Warnock

Emma Warnock is commissioning editor with Belfast-based indie publisher No Alibis Press and a British Council international publishing fellow (2019-20). 

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Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank was born and raised in Los Angeles but lived in the Pacific Northwest for several years before moving to Ireland in 2007.

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Lucy Collins

Lucy Collins

Lucy Collins is currently Lecturer in English, University College, Dublin. Her area of research is twentieth-century poetry in English.

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