Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Weird Tales in Galway Museum, with Rab Swannock Fulton

Fans of strange, dark and comic tales are invited to join award winning storyteller Rab Swannock Fulton in Galway City Museum for a series of readings and performances over four tuesdays in November and December. Renowned locally and internationally as a master of the weird, Rab will be performing old and new folk tales, beginning with Rab's version of 'Cupid and Psyche' an ancient meditereanean tale of love, lust, treachery and bloodshed. Rab will also be reading extracts from his latest novel, a ghostly murder mystery set in the far future entitled 'Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart'.

The Weird Tales take place on November 16th, 23rd and 30th, and December 7th.
Time: 8pm.
Price: 8 Euro.
Contact 087 654 5411

For more see www.myspace.com/rabswannockfulton & www.facebook.com/rab.fulton

Monday, 13 September 2010

Edible Art

Moloch artist Nessa Darcy is planning a trip to Madagascar in April, to work with lemurs and the poor (go figure.) To help fund her trip, she's set up this great website, Cakes for Lemurs. If you live in Dublin, you can commission a cake of any kind from her - and I promise you'll be delighted!

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 www.paulperry.ie

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.

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, www.atlantiscollective.com

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