Queering the Green
Poetry reading celebrating this new anthology with Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Ciara Ní É and Seán Hewitt
Chaired by Alanna Lawlor
Venue: An Diseart – Fresco Room
Date: Sunday 20 November 2022
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door
Queering the Green
Léamh filíochta ag ceiliúradh an díolaim nua seo le Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Ciara Ní É agus Seán Hewitt
Ionad: An Diseart – Fresco Room
Dáta: Dé Domhnach 20 Samhain 2022
Am: 12.00 – 13.00 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an dorass
The session will be chaired by Alanna Lawlor. Alanna is a professional content writer for The Knot Worldwide with a degree in English Lit. & Theatre Studies from TCD. She is a a member of Dingle Lit’s organising committee.
Queering the Green brings together 31 of the most distinctive Irish poets to emerge since 2000 and, taken together, these writers represent the multiplicity and vibrancy of the queer experience in 21st-century Ireland. Several are already recognised as leading poets in Ireland, but the anthology also includes poets at the beginning of their career who are redefining the landscape of Irish poetry. The anthology addresses the exclusions of the past, speaks to the diversity of the present, and points towards the radical possibilities of the future
Copies of Queerung the Green will be on sale by the Dingle Bookshop at the event. The author has agreed to sign copies at the end of the talk.
Edited by Paul Maddern, this anthology aims to create space for, and celebrate, queer poets from or living on the island of Ireland. Broad in scope and showcasing the diversity of post 2000 Irish LQBTQ+ poets, these varied, beautiful and distinctive poems will excite and invigorate for years to come.
Annemarie NIí Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her books include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She is a recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Artist Award and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. Ní Churreáin is a former literature fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and The Jack Kerouac House of Orlando. Ní Churreáin’ is the 2022 Decade of Centenaries Poet in Residence with Donegal County Council Archives Service.
Copies will be on sale by the Dingle Bookshop at the event. The author has agreed to sign copies at the end of the talk.
Writer and activist Ciara Ní É has performed in New York, London, Brussels, and Sweden. She is currently Artist in Residence with the Dublin Fringe Festival. Her work has been published in journals including Icarus, Aneas, and Comhar, and the recent anthologies Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior, Queering the Green and Washing Windows Too. She is a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ arts collective AerachAiteachGaelach and is an Irish Writers Centre ambassador. She was chosen as one of the Irish Examiner’s ‘100 Women Changing Ireland in 2022’.
Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. He is the author the poetry collection Tongues of Fire, which was awarded the Laurel Prize, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, and a Dalkey Literary Award. He is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award, the Resurgence Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. Hewitt is a book critic for the Irish Times and teaches Modern British and Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin
Copies of Tongues of Fire will be on sale by the Dingle Bookshop at the event. The author has agreed to sign copies at the end of the talk.