Deirdre Sullivan agus Oein DeBhairduin
Ionad: Dingle Bookshop
Dáta: Dé Domhnaigh 20 Samhain 2022
Am: 13.30 – 14.30 IST/GMT
Costas: Beidh na ticéid ar díol ar €8 roimh ré agus €10 ag an doras
Deirdre Sullivan and Oein DeBhairduin
Venue: Dingle Bookshop
Date: Sunday 20 November 2022
Time: 13.30 – 14.30 IST/GMT
Tickets: €8 in advance, €10 on the door
Solstice Stories feature creative collaborations between established and emerging writers along with a visual artist, presented in the form of a high-quality book and accompanying audio-visual experience. This innovative series will showcase the work of contemporary writers and artists, at least one of whom is from a background traditionally underrepresented in Irish literature and the arts. It seeks to stimulate conversations and inspire hope by reconnecting us with our imaginations and bringing people and communities together, particularly following this time of increased distance and isolation. The series provides a unique developmental space to foster collaboration of this nature, with creativity and inclusiveness at its heart.
The second book in Solstice Stories, Weave, is a collaboration between writers Deirdre Sullivan and Oein DeBhairduin, artist Yingge Xu and bookmaker Éilís Murphy of Folded Leaf. Weave illuminates the myriad ways in which we appreciate and carve out connection with each other and the natural cadences that hum around and within us. Encompassing eight original stories linked to important dates in the traditional wheel of the year, this book weaves older threads into contemporary spaces, inviting us to celebrate both the big feasts and the everyday wonders. Accompanied by rituals, recipes and tinctures, Weave offers a unique immersion into the rites and rhythms of honouring an authentic embrace of the world.
Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway. She has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island 2020), Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key Books 2019), and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island 2017). She was the recipient of the CBI Book of the Year Award in 2018 and the An Post Irish Book Award for YA in 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in Banshee and The Dublin Review.
Oein DeBhairduin is a writer, activist and educator with a passion for preserving the beauty of Traveller tales, sayings, retellings and historic exchanges. He is the author of the award-winning Why the moon travels and Traveller Culture Collections Development Officer with the National Museum of Ireland. He seeks to pair community activism with cultural celebration, recalling old tales with fresh modern connections and, most of all, he wishes to rekindle the hearth fires of a shared kinship.
The third collaborater is Yingge Xu, an ink brush artist, meditator and art teacher. Yingge Xu is not appearing at the festival.