Tag Archives: Declan Meade

Women and 1916 (at Farmleigh)

The Stinging Fly night at Farmleigh was a big success, thanks to all our speakers (Declan Meade, Sean O’Reilly, Paul Lynch, Lisa McInerney, Elaine Feeney) and the musicians (Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor), and to everyone who came along to listen. … Continue reading

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THE STINGING FLY @ FARMLEIGH HOUSE (In the Wake of the Rising)

The Stinging Fly literary magazine is legendary for finding, nurturing and publishing some of the most talented Irish writers of the last two decades (Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, Sean O’Reilly, Danielle McLaughlin, among others). The theme of the February 2016 issue … Continue reading

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Better Late ….? Salon Nights @ DLR #3: Stinging Fly (2nd December, 2015)

Delays to this post included one fried computer, replacement, re-installation. Need I say more?  Selina Guinness was in conversation with editors Declan Meade and Thomas Morris (who’s also a writer) and writers Cathy Sweeney & Danielle MacLaughlin. In her opening remarks, SG remarked … Continue reading

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Salon Nights at DLR Libraries

‘Only the dead are free’ Wayne Jordan’s chorus sang to us from the Abbey stage in his version of Oedipus during the Dublin Theatre Festival. The very next night I was in Dun Laoghaire listening to Mark O’Connell talk about … Continue reading

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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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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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