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Women of the South: Inspiring New Fiction
Wed 7 September 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 IST
Cork International Short Story Festival in collaboration with Farmgate Café present Women of the South: Inspiring New Fiction - a newly commissioned short story from Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
The exhibition - Women of the South: Radicals and Revolutionaries - highlights historical women involved in the fight for Irish independence, social justice, suffrage and women's rights amongst other issues. At this event, Doireann will present her new commission, directly inspired by the women of the exhibtion, but from a contemporary viewpoint.
There will be plenty of chat, interaction, as well as craic, ceoil, fíon agus scéalaíocht.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Stinging Fly, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her third book Clasp was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Award 2016 and was awarded the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize. Among her other awards are the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary 2014-2015 and a Wigtown Award for Gaelic poetry (Scotland). She writes 'with tenderness and unflinching curiosity' (Poetry).
(Photo of Doireann Ní Ghríofa by Bríd O'Donovan)