‘On the Nail @ the Library’ Thurs 26th June 2018

Granary library

Michael street, Limerick

The Limerick Writers’ Centre presents

‘On the Nail @ the Library’ – A new literary event at Limerick City Library

Thurs  26th June 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Special guest readers Eileen Sheehan and Stephanie Conn.

Eileen Sheehan: lives in Killarney, Co Kerry. Her collections are Song of the Midnight Fox and Down the Sunlit Hall (Doghouse Books). Anthology publications include The Poetry of Sex (Ed Sophie Hannah/ Penguin); The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets (Ed Joan McBreen/Salmon Poetry), and TEXT: A Transition Year English Reader (Ed Niall MacMonagle/ Celtic Press). She has worked as Poet in Residence with Limerick County Council Arts Office and is on the organizing committee for Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary and Arts Festival. Her third collection, The Narrow Place is published May 2018.

Stephanie Conn, from County Antrim, is a graduate of the Creative Writing M.A. Programme at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. She is the winner of the 2015 Funeral Services NI Poetry Prize, the 2015 Yeovil Poetry Prize, the inaugural Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the 2016 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, which culminated in the publication of Copeland’s Daughter. Stephanie has also been shortlisted for many awards, including the 2012 Patrick Kavanagh Award and is the recipient of an ACES award. Her debut collection, The Woman from the Other Side, which we published in 2016, was shortlisted for the 2016 Shine/Strong Award.

Stephanie’s follow-up collection entitled Island will be published in May, 2018 by Doire Press.

Stephanie has read at local, national and international literary festivals including Festival of the Peninsula, Belfast Book Festival, Festival of Learning, Red Line Book Festival, Dublin Book Festival, Mountains to Sea Festival and Tasmania Poetry Festival.


There is a limited number of places available for the open-mic after the main event. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 if you wish to read.


‘On the Nail’ literary gathering is currently funded by the Arts Council of Ireland