Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Atlantis Collective Launch Second Short Story Collection

The Atlantis Collective Launch Second Short Story Collection

The Atlantis Collective launch 'Faceless Monsters' at The Irish Writers' Centre on Friday May 21st. The short story collection contains new work from the eight members of the group who have been meeting on a weekly basis in the Galway Arts Centre for the past two years. This is the second book by the group. Last year's debut 'Town of Fiction' was described by Des Kenny as ‘an important collection’ containing 'gems of stories'.

Though the individual styles of the writers may vary, when it comes to the quality of the work they have plenty in common, according to contributing editor Nuala Ní Chonchúir. ‘Each writer draws from a separate well – there are the humorists and the dark-lovers, the long-short writers and the flash aficionados – but they are all clearly dedicated to achieving excellence in their art.’

The launch of ‘Faceless Monsters’ takes place in The Irish Writers' Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, at 7pm. There will be refreshments and readings. Copies of the book will be available on the night and also through the Atlantis Collective website,

The Atlantis Collective are Colm Brady, Alan Caden, Dara Ó’ Foghlú, Aideen Henry, Trish Holmes, Paul McMahon, Conor Montague, and Máire T. Robinson.  

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Milk and Cookie Stories VII, Disaster Stories

Milk and Cookie Stories VII

featuring a theme – Disaster Stories, and the Milk & Cookies BAKE-OFF!
Doors 6.30pm, Tuesday May 11th, Exchange Dublin

RUN! Milk & Cookie Stories are terrified to announce their latest event, in association with Exchange Words, is hurtling through space towards us and is due for impact this Tuesday May 11th in Exchange Dublin. Doors open at 6.30pm (and not before), the show starts at 7pm, and with any luck you will have survived the whole ordeal, learned to put aside petty differences and be ready to head home around 10pm. This lifeboat fills up fast, and they don't take reservations; so make sure you're at the front of the panicked swarm of extras.

Milk and Cookie Stories is for anyone who has a story to tell, or wants to hear a tale told well, in a relaxed, friendly environment ~ a place with tea, cushions, cookies and friends. The event consists of open mic storytelling, with one or two featured storytellers. Our event is free and everyone is welcome. 

The theme this month is Disaster Stories! Hopefully if you're looking for something to tell, this might offer a eruption of inspiration. You don't have to stick to the theme (and the interpretation is wide!), they encourage stories of all kinds; traditional, animation, musical, anything as long as it's a story – the House Rules are available on their website,

The BAKE-OFF! is also returning, bruised and doughy, to strike terror and inspiration into the hearts of the baking community – one cookie will rise above the rest, and the winner shall be carried through the streets, and given prizes. More details are again available at the website.