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The Long Gaze Back – Brussels Event

The Embassy of Ireland, Belgium and Passa Porta Bookshop in association with Dublin: One City One Book Festival, present a special event with Sinéad Gleeson, Lia Mills, Mary Costello and Eimear McBride at 8pm on Wednesday 10th October in Passa Porta Bookshop, Brussels.

The short story has a rich history in Ireland. Drawing on that tradition, Sinéad Gleeson collected in The Long Gaze Back 30 stories from the past 300 years. She selected only work by women, among others in order to map out the shortage of female voices in the canon. The Embassy of Ireland and Passa Porta invite Sinéad Gleeson and three leading Irish writers, Eimear McBride, Mary Costello and Lia Mills, to shed light on this rich Irish tradition. Elke D’hoker will ask the questions, while the authors will read from their own work.

Tickets cost €5-€9  Booking Details