Thursday, 29 July 2010

See you at the Irish Writers' Centre!

Don't forget to come to the Irish Writers' Centre tomorrow night for Molochy readings, music and wine. We have a lovely evening planned, featuring such luminaries as Jack Harte, Stephen Kelly, Paul Perry, Jude Shiels and Geraldine Mitchell. Clodagh spent this morning baking and concocting mystery punch, and Ailbhe has been practicing her best hostess grin, so don't let us down now!

Come along around 7pm or wander by in the hours after that, and bring your listening ears. The Centre is at 19 Parnell Square, just around the corner from the Gate and across the road from the Garden of Remembrance.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Jack Harte will read at Moloch launch night!

Jack Harte, the acclaimed novelist and short story writer, will read at our launch night on Friday July 30th in the Irish Writers' Centre.

Jack's first novel In the Wake of the Bagger was described by the Irish Independent as "one of the great books about Ireland" and selected by Des Kenny, Ireland's most famous bookseller, as one of his 101 Irish Books You Must Read. His second novel Reflections in a Tar-Barrel, was first published in Bulgarian translation - the rights having been sold for five cases of vintage wine in a Sofia pub. Jack has also published several critically acclaimed collections of short stories and is a tireless activist for the Arts in Ireland.

The night kicks off at 7pm and all are welcome. Entry is free, though a donation is encouraged! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Readers confirmed for Moloch launch night

Paul Perry, Jessica Reidy and Katelyn Ferguson will be some of the readers for our Moloch launch night on Friday 30th July.

Paul Perry is the author and editor of a number of critically acclaimed books including The Drowning of the Saints, Goldsmith’s Ghost, 108 Moons and The Orchid Keeper. He teaches creative writing for Kingston University, London, and University College Dublin and is Course Director in Poetry for the Faber Academy in Dublin. His website is

Jessica Reidy is from New Hampshire and at the moment lives in Co. Cork, Ireland. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her poetry and flash fiction has appeared in various journals including Arsenic Lobster, Big Toe Review, and Frogpond, and is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review.

Katelyn Ferguson writes poems occasionally and her work has appeared in NUI Galway's 'Ropes' journal. She is currently hard at work finishing up her doctoral thesis on the poetry of Brendan Kennelly at Trinity College Dublin.

The night kicks off at 7pm in the Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Celebrate the latest issue of Moloch with us!

Moon by Nessa Darcy

Join us as Moloch celebrates a new issue with readings, music and a glass of wine!

The issue features new writing from Paul Perry, Alan Jude Moore, Jack Harte, Geraldine Mitchell, Katelyn Ferguson, Jessica Reidy and many more. Artists include Daire Lynch, Maria Roche, Damien O'Reilly, Nessa Darcy, Derek Fitzpatrick and Sarah Quigley.

On the night, as well as readings from some of our poets, we'll have music from singer-songwriters Jude Shiels and Stephen Kelly. Jude's songs have been described by Colin Harper as "little screenplays conjured from the clouds" and Stephen's performance wowed the crowds at our last showcase in the Winding Stair bookshop.

The night kicks off at 7pm on Friday 30th July in the Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Admission is free and all are welcome.