Drogheda Book Collective presents Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation

  • 7th May
  • 19:00
  • Droichead Online
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Friday 7th May
Drogheda Book Collective in association with Droichead Arts Centre will present our second book club meet up with prize winning author Sinéad Gleeson, on Friday May 7th, at 7pm. The session will be introduced and facilitated by Droichead's Literary Audience Development Officer, Dani Gill, and is a collaboration between Drogheda Book Collective, co-ordinated by Rita Hynes, and Drogheda Library. Readers will have the chance to enjoy an hour with Sinéad, discussing her work The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories.
Sinéad’s essays have been published by Granta, Winter Papers and Gorse, and broadcast by BBC and RTÉ. Her debut essay collection Constellations: Reflections from Life (Picador) won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at 2019 Irish Book Awards and the Dalkey Literary Award for Emerging Writer. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Michel Déon Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her short stories have featured in various anthologies including Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019) and Repeal the 8th. She has edited the award-winning anthologies The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers and The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland. The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories, was published by Head of Zeus in October 2020. She is currently working on a novel.

The session with Sinéad will be an intimate book club style event, where people can join with a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy an hour in the company of a good writer.