Monthly Archives: March 2014

Stinging Fly Launch

The Writers’ Centre was jammed to the rafters for the launch of the latest issue of The Stinging Fly.  Declan Meade talked about the transition to Tom Morris’s stewardship and introduced the issue’s featured poet, Dimitra Xidous, whose first collection … Continue reading

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Shun Li and the Poet

 Written and directed by Andrea Segre, this film is set in a small fishing town in the Venetian Lagoon. It tells the story of a Chinese woman (Tao Zhao) finding her way into Europe. Working off her debt to the … Continue reading

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Upcoming events: Irish Writers’ Centre & Stinging Fly

There will be a reading from the latest issue of The Stinging Fly on Thursday March 27th in the Irish Writers’ Centre at 7pm. The Fly is  also running a special subscription offer until St Patrick’s Day: a  one-year subscriptions – both Irish and international … Continue reading

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The Stinging Fly

The latest issue of the Stinging Fly – Issue 27 – has arrived, with fiction guest-edited by Nuala Ní Chonchúir. There’s a substantial section devoted to flash fiction.  In her intro Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about the terminology: ‘flash’ fiction versus … Continue reading

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WIPs & the writing process: a blog tour Q & A

Thanks to the fabulous ERMurray who has passed the 2014 writers’ Q & A blog-tour torch to me. The idea is that you answer the following three questions about your work, then ask the same questions of another writer whose work … Continue reading

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Big Red Button

Hugo Hamilton’s new novel Every Single Minute was launched in a packed County Hall (Dun Laoghaire) last Thursday.  Reviews have been respectful, if slightly uncertain.  How fictional can a novel be when it makes no effort to hide the fact … Continue reading

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