Tag Archives: The Stinging Fly

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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Being Misunderstood (Guest Post by Daniel Seery)

This is a new feature to this blog. I know, I know, everyone else has been doing it forever – but I’m a slow learner. Now and then I’ll invite other writers to use this space  for short essays.  My first guest is … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction or Prose Poem?

This is what’s exercising my sluggish, rain-soaked brain at the minute: what is the difference between flash fiction and a prose poem? Narrative, you might suggest – as Nessa O’Mahony did, very helpfully, when I posted the question on Twitter … 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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