North West Words

Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

December Event – North West Words Thursday 14th December 2017

Posted on Dec 9, 2017

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Join us at 8pm next Thursday 14th December in Florence Food Co for the final reading in our funded series North West Reading Series 2017. We have readings from two award-winning writers, crime writer, Brian McGilloway, and poet, Michael Farry. There will be lots of Christmas cheer, great music and our monthly open mic.

Press Release Dec 2017

Brian Mc Gilloway is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books. Born in Derry, he took up a teaching position in St. Columb’s College in the city where he was Head of English until 2014. His inspector Ben Devlin novels have been shortlisted for a CWA Dagger, an Irish Book Award and the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, while his UK No. 1 bestseller, Little Girl Lost, won the University of Ulster’s McCrea Literary Award in 2011. In 2014, Brian won BBC 1 NI’s Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay, Little Emperors, which saw him become Writer in Residence with BBC NI. He currently teaches in Holy Cross, Strabane.

Michael Farry, a native of Sligo but living in Meath, is a retired teacher, a poet and a historian. He has had two poetry collection published, Asking for Directions, by Doghouse Books, Tralee, in 2012 and The Age of Glass, by Revival Press, Limerick in June 2017. His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in Ireland, the UK, America, Israel, India, Australia and Canada and poems of his have won prizes in competitions. His history book, Sligo, The Irish Revolution 1912-1923, was published in 2012 by Four Courts Press, Dublin.

North West Words gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Donegal County Council in funding this reading series.