The Dingle Literary Festival welcomed Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh in 2020 as a writers’ workshop leader. Lisa is a writer of flash fiction in both English and Irish. Originally from Dublin, she spent time in Connecticut as a Fulbright scholar where she took writing classes with author Gina Barreca and won a non-fiction graduate writing award. She writes on a variety of themes with a particular focus on women and their lives. In recent years she was awarded first prize in both Comórtas Gearrscéalaíochta Uí Mháine (national Irish language short story competition) and the Irish Writers’ Centre’s ‘Imbolc’ flash fiction competition. She regularly partakes in English and Irish language writing workshops and groups.
Lisa co-led the workshop Get Splonked! Flash Fiction with an Irish Twist/ Splancáil tú féin! Splancfhicsean le snas Éireannach
on Sunday 22 November, 10.00am to 4.00pm IST/GMT
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.