RTE Sunday Miscellany 6th Oct @3pm – FREE EVENT
RTÉ Sunday Miscellany Sunday 6th Oct 3pm -FREE Event – BOOKING ADVISABLE
Denise Blake, Little John Nee, Olive Travers, Gerard Beirne, Brian Leyden, Louise Kennedy. hatchlings
Hosted by Sarah Binchy.
Special Thanks to The Sandhouse Hotel & Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh.
For over fifty years, RTÉ Radio’s Sunday Miscellany has been at the heart of the Irish Sunday morning. With its distinctive mix of brand new short essays and poetry presented on air by their authors and interspersed with music, it makes a hugely welcome return visit to The Abbey Centre where two editions of the iconic radio programme will be recorded for future broadcast, the first on Sunday, October 13th.
Letterkenny poet Denise Blake’s third collection, Invocation, was published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre in 2018. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany and she was part of last year’s Miscellany 50 Live series of celebratory events at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Denise facilitates creative writing workshops in schools and with adult groups, around the North West of Ireland.
A native of Donegal and Glasgow, Little John Nee is a writer and performer, now based in Tuam, County Galway. His shows for theatre include The Derry Boat, Rural Electric, The Mental, Sparkplug, Radio Rosario and, most recently, Tea Dance, with the Tea Dance Triode. He is currently writing songs and creating a sound design for a new show, The Tale of Little Bevan, with Róise Goan and Pentabus Theatre of Ludlow, Shropshire. In October, he will be exhibiting some new sound sculptures as part of his Creative Ireland Residency with the Glens Arts Centre and Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton.
Olive Travers is a clinical psychologist and writer who has lived and worked for all of her adult life in South West Donegal. An experienced writing workshop facilitator, she is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany.
Gerard Beirne teaches on the BA Writing and Literature Programme at IT Sligo. He has published six books of fiction and poetry. A past winner of the Hennessey New Irish Writer of the Year Award, his short story collection, In a time of Drought and Hunger, was shortlisted for 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards and the 2003 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award, for his novel The Eskimo in The Net.
Brian Leyden has written extensively about his home area of Arigna in County Roscommon. He won an RTÉ Francis McManus Award for his short story, The Last Mining Village and he has also won many awards for his radio documentaries, No Meadows in Manhattan, Even the Walls were Sweatin’ and The Closing of the Gaiety Cinema in Carrick on Shannon. His current publications are Sweet Old World: New and Selected Stories, his memoir, The Home Place, and the novel, Summer of ’63.
Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Her writing has been published in journals such as The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine and Banshee. She has completed a collection of short stories and is working on a novel. Her story, In Silhouette, is short-listed for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019. She lives in Sligo.
Hatchlings are a Dublin-based band with two Donegal musicians – Eamonn Travers, Ballyshannon and Conor Cunningham, Mountcharles – among them. Their music draws from a wide array of influences, including jazz and folk. They have been compared to Grizzly Bear, O Emperor and Villagers
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