‘On the Nail@the Library’ Thurs 15th Nov 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Thursday 15th November 2018 at 6.30pm

Limerick City library

Michael St., Limerick

The Limerick Writers’ Centre
‘On the Nail @ the Library’
A new literary event at Limerick City Library

Thurs 15th Nov 2018 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Special guest readers Siobhan Campbell and Martin Malone

‘There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell – composed in her characteristically spikey voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers. Poems of moral tension, of provocation, full of marvelously terse textures, of clashing consonants, subtle rhymes and insistent rhythms.’ Amy Wack

Siobhán Campbell was born in Dublin. Her fourth collection of poetry is Heat Signature – ‘poems that give us an insight into alternative ways of being… a poet who is invested in the words as a powerful social currency.’ (Compass Magazine). Previous books include Cross-Talk (Seren), The Permanent Wave and The Cold that Burns (Blackstaff Press) and chapbooks That water speaks in tongues (Templar) and Darwin Among the Machines (Rack Press). She is co-editor with Nessa O’Mahony of Eavan Boland: Inside History, a book of critical and creative responses (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press) and critical work appears in Making Integral: the poetry of Richard Murphy (CUP) and in The Portable Poetry Workshop (Palgrave). She has broadcast her work on BBC and RTE radio and given several readings in Ireland, the UK and US/Canada.

Martin Malone is an award winning Irish novelist and short story writer. His novel, The Broken Cedar (2003), was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for an Irish Fiction Award. His first novel, Us (2000), won the John B Keane/Sunday Independent Award. His short story, The Mango War, the title story of his 2009 short story collection The Mango War, won the RTE Francis MacManus Award in 2004. He’s also won the Killarney International Short Story Prize and was twice shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and a PJ O’Connor Award.
His most recent work is a novel, Valley of the Peacock Angel (2013) and a short story collection Deadly Confederacies & Other Short Stories, both are published by New Island. As a Military Policeman with the Irish Army, under the flag of the United Nations, he served five tours of duty in Lebanon and one in Iraq. He’s written a memoir of his time in the army, called The Lebanon Diaries (2007), and his experiences in the Middle East have greatly informed his literary work. He’s currently working on a stage adaptation of his novel The Silence of the Glasshouse which is about the mass execution of anti-treaty prisoners during the Irish Civil War.

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

Further details Dominic Taylor Tel 087 2996409