March 13th and 14th at Irish Writers Centre

We're delighted to be back in the Irish Writers Centre this month to launch our spring issue and to co-host an afternoon of writers talking about writing. 

We hope that you will be able to join us.


Friday, March 13th at 7pm

Launch of our Spring 2015 issue with readings from contributors: Gavin Corbett, Nicole Flattery, Lisa McInerney, Jean O'Brien, John North, Sally Rooney. 

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Saturday, March 14th 

Fly on the Wall sessions

Sit in for an afternoon with our Stinging Fly Fiction Workshop and hear writers discuss their working practices. These sessions form part of the 2014–15 Stinging Fly Fiction Workshop which is run in association with the Irish Writers Centre. Writers and readers are very welcome to attend and to participate in the discussions.


2pm: Finishing That Book
Panel Discussion with Gavin Corbett, Kevin Curran, Lisa McInerney and Nuala Ní Chonchúir — chaired by Thomas Morris of The Stinging Fly

3.30pm: Kevin Barry 
Reading and in conversation with Declan Meade.


Admission for the afternoon: €12 (€10 concession and for IWC members & Stinging Fly patrons/subscribers)

We recommend people book tickets in advance here:


Notes on the Participating Authors

Kevin Barry is the author of the short-story collections, There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies The Island, and the novel, City of Bohane. His second novel, Beatlebone, will be published by Canongate in October 2015.

Gavin Corbett’s second novel, This Is the Way, is published by Fourth Estate. It was named 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Encore Award. His new novel, Green Glowing Skull, will be published in May.

Kevin Curran's debut novel Beatsploitation was published in 2013 by Liberties Press. He received an Arts Council bursary for his second novel, Citizens, which will be published in 2016.

Lisa McInerney was born in Galway in 1981. The Glorious Heresies, her first novel, will be published in April 2015 by John Murray publishers.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir is the author of four short story collections, three poetry collections, and two novels. Under the name Nuala O’Connor, she will publish her third novel, Miss Emily, in summer 2015 (Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone).