Location: ONLINE/Ar Líne

Date/Dáta:  Saturday 20 November 2021

Time/Am:  18.00 IST/GMT

Tolka Journal – Pushing the limits of non-fiction, with Niamh Campbell, Liam Cagney, Brenda Romero and Seán Hayes

Inspired by the extraordinary range of recent Irish non-fiction, Tolka is a literary journal dedicated to publishing “formally promiscuous” writing – essays, autofiction, memoir, and the things that flow between.

Discussing their contributions to issue two, Niamh Campbell, Liam Cagney and Brenda Romero will be in conversation with Tolka editor Seán Hayes, reflecting on the inspiration for their writing – using the format of a boardgame, the queer club scene in Berlin, and the textures of old memories.

These contributions to Tolka consider the stories we tell about ourselves, the alternative lives we might have led, and how different kinds of narratives can open up new and exciting possibilities not only for literature but how we think and move through the world. This discussion will consider what happens when you collapse the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction.


Sean Hayes Tolka Journal Dingle Literary Festival 2021

Seán Hayes

Niamh Campbell Dingle Literary Festival 2021

Niamh Campbell

Liam Cagney Dingle Literary festival 2021

Liam Cagney

Brenda Romero Dingle Literary Festival 2021

Brenda Romero

The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.

Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.

The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.

Follow this link for news of this year’s festival