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The Lightning Bug- Monthly Literary Event with guest writers


Sun 10 Jan 2016
4:00 pm

The first in our monthly fiction events for 2016 kicks off on Jan 10th with the fantastic writer William Wall as our special guest. William will be reading from his work and there will also be a Q&A with Norma Burke. Open mic for prose writers on the night. Maximum two pages. More on William below.... William Wall is a prize-winning author of both fiction and poetry. He was born in Cork in 1955, where he still lives and graduated from University College Cork in philosophy and English. His fourth novel, This Is The Country, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2005 and shortlisted for The Irish Book Awards and the Young Mind Prize. His work has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Latvian and Dutch. His fiction has been published in Ireland, England and the USA. His poetry and fiction have won numerous accolades, including The Patrick Kavanagh and Sean O’Faoláin Awards, and ‘Surrender’ was shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Prize. He has published four novels and two collections of poetry. His stories were collected as No Paradiso in 2006. He has also written for children. He reviews for The Irish Times and is an occasional contributor to other journals. FREE ENTRY

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