Tag Archives: Sinead Gleeson

Elizabeth Strout at ILFD 2017 (with Sinéad Gleeson)

No one could accuse Elizabeth Strout of being an overnight success.  Encouraged by her mother, she started writing as a child. That, she says, got her thinking about sentences. She started sending stories out when she was 16 but her … Continue reading

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THE GLASS SHORE: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland (Launches)

The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland has been thoroughly launched – first in Belfast, then in Dublin (take a bow, New Island). The Belfast launch was held in a packed and buzzing Ulster … Continue reading

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ALL ADVENTUROUS WOMEN: Nollaig na mBan @ the Irish Writers Centre*, 6th January 2016

Amy Herron introduced proceedings, telling us that the eight soap-boxers were given a brief to take: ‘All adventurous women do …” as a starting pont, and that each person would speak for four minutes, from a rather precarious and wobbly … Continue reading

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Worth Less? Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women

This piece was first broadcast on Arena (RTÉ Radio One) on 27th October 2015 * Recently I asked a friend what she thinks about anthologies of writing by women. Wouldn’t they be worth less than other anthologies? was her – … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood at the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire (DLR Library Voices series)

Margaret Atwood was in Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday (30th September) to talk to Paula Shields about her new novel The Heart Goes Last. Introducing The Heart Goes Last, Paula Shields said that the characters don’t know they’re living in a … Continue reading

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Judy Blume interviewed by Sinéad Gleeson at the Pavilion Theatre (19th July 2015)

This was the last event in a book tour that started on 1st June but there wasn’t a hint of weariness or boredom in Judy Blume’s demeanour. She was as lively, responsive and interested as though it was the first. … Continue reading

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#readwomen (International Women’s Day)

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mountains to Sea curator Bert Wright organized a panel discussion between Joanna Walsh, who started the readwomen hashtag, Sarah Davis-Goff of Tramp Press and Anne Enright, Ireland’s first Laureate for fiction. Sinéad Gleeson was in … Continue reading

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