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Minding yourself

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Dr Harry Barry, the international bestselling author of books on mental well-being, will be in conversation with Katy Conneely from Dublin City FM’s All About Books about maintaining good mental health in times of crises. While touching on the characters in Snowflake, the focus of the event will be on triggers, coping methods and how to build resilience for when we face difficult challenges in life.

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/one-dublin-one-book-minding-yourself-tickets-818514989367

Venue

Pearse Street Library, 139-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2, Ireland

Time

April 23 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Like Mother Like Daughter

Authors, Alice Kinsella, Molly Hennigan and Louise Nealon will discuss things we learn from our mothers and grandmothers. They will refer to what has changed and what has stayed the same when it comes to how women are represented in Irish fiction and non-fiction. This discussion will be moderated by Clíona Ó Gallchoir lecturer in English, UCC and co-editor with Heather Ingram of A history of modern Irish women’s literature.

Alice Kinsella is the author of a poetry pamphlet, Sexy Fruit (Broken Sleep, 2018) and editor of Empty House: poetry and prose on the climate crisis (Doire Press, 2021). Milk (Picador, 2023) is her debut book of prose. She is an Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Artist. She lives in Mayo with her family.

Molly Hennigan is an Irish writer and editor living in Galway. She has spent the last few years between Galway and Massachusetts, working   on her PhD. Her work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee, Tolka and The Pigs Back. Her first book The Celestial Realm was nominated for the An Post Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year. She will be the guest non-fiction editor for Banshee for the autumn/winter issue this year and is also editing an anthology on the work of Maeve Brennan which will be published by New Island Books later this year. Molly is currently working on her first novel.

Clíona Ó Gallchoir is a senior lecturer in English at University College Cork. Her research focuses on the literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, focusing particularly on women’s writing, Irish writing, and constructions of gender, sexuality and childhood. Her publication include A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature (2018), co-edited with Heather Ingman, Key Irish Women Writers: Maria Edgeworth (2022), and essays and articles in European Romantic Review, Irish University Review, and Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-1780 (2020).

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/one-dublin-one-book-like-mother-like-daughter-tickets-814119652797

Venue

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street Dublin 2,

Time

April 24 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

The Role of the Sea in contemporary Irish Literature

Join Louise Nealon in conversation with Sheila Armstrong, Olivia Fitzsimons and Aingeala Flannery as they meet to discuss the role of the sea in their lives, both on and off the page.

At the beginning of Sheila Armstrong’s Fallen Animals, a body washes up on the North-West coast of Ireland, and the search for his identity causes a ripple effect in the lives of people he would never meet. In Olivia Fitzsimon’s The Quiet Whispers Never Stop, a tumultuous relationship comes to blows on a beach in Donegal. The sea is a constant presence in Aingeala Flannery’s The Amusements, which explores the lives of the characters in the sea-side village of Tramore, while in Snowflake, Louise Nealon’s characters find solace on a fictional island of their own.

In the gorgeous space of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown’s Lexicon, the writers will meet to discuss their relationship with the sea, their literary influences and more.

Sheila Armstrong is a writer and editor from the north-west of Ireland. She is the author of two books: How To Gut A Fish (2022), a collection of short stories, and Falling Animals (2023), her debut novel. Her writing has been listed for the Society of Authors Awards, the Kate O’Brien Award, the Irish Book Awards, and the Edge Hill Prize. She is an Arts Council Next Generation Artist. 

Olivia Fitzsimons is from Northern Ireland now living in County Wicklow with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, The Quiet Whispers Never Stop (2022), was shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien and Butler Literary Awards, and named as one of the Irish Examiner Books of the Year for 2023. She is a contributing editor for The Stinging Fly.

Aingeala Flannery is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and writer. In 2019, her short story Visiting Hours won the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize. She is a former Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair winner and has twice been a finalist in the RTÉ Short Story Competition. Aingeala was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and 2021. Her critically acclaimed debut The Amusements was published by Penguin Sandycove in 2022. It won both the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year at Listowel Writers’ Week and the John McGahern Prize in 2023. Aingeala holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is working on her second novel.

Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She has a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, she won the Cork International Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, Snowflake was released in May 2021, and won Newcomer of the Year at the An Post Book Awards. Snowflake has been translated into several languages including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovakian and Chinese. Her short story ‘What Feminism Is,’ is currently being adapted into a short film by Pure Divilment Pictures. Louise is currently working on her second novel.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-role-of-the-sea-in-contemporary-irish-literature-tickets-815091349167

Venue

The Studio, The Lexicon Haigh Terrace Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Time

April 25 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking essential

A window on Greek Myths in Snowflake

Jessica Doyle, UCD school of classics presents a short introduction to the Greeks and their myths in this talk including myths featured in the novel.

 

Dr Jessica Doyle  graduated with a PhD in Classics from UCD in 2016 and also holds an MA in Classical Studies and an MA in Archaeology, both from UCD. Before that, she graduated with a BA in English Literature and Ancient History & Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. Jessica has taught various Classical Studies-related subjects for UCD, UCC, the Open University, and NUI Maynooth and is passionate about bringing all things classical to a wide audience.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/one-dublin-one-book-a-window-on-greek-myths-in-snowflake-tickets-818531308177

Venue

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6,

Time

April 25 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking advisable

Reading and book signing with Louise Nealon

Come down to Marrowbone Books in Dublin’s Liberties to hear Louise read a short excerpt from Snowflake with a signing afterwards.  Marrowbone Books is The Yellow Bookstore which features in the novel.

All welcome.

Snowflake: One Dublin One Book 2024 

Snowflake is a startling, honest, laugh and cry novel about growing up and leaving home, only to find that you’ve taken it with you. Debbie White is at the heart of this novel as she struggles to cope with the weirdest, most difficult parts of herself, her family and her small life. But the fierce love of the White family is never in doubt, and Debbie discovers that even the oddest of families are places of safety. Snowflake is a novel for a generation, and for everyone who’s taken those first, terrifying steps towards adulthood. The One Dublin One Book edition is published by Manilla Press (an imprint of Bonnier Books, UK).

The Author: Louise Nealon

Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She has a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, she won the Cork International Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, Snowflake was released in May 2021, and won Newcomer of the Year at the An Post Book Awards. Snowflake has been translated into several languages including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovakian and Chinese. Her short story ‘What Feminism Is,’ is currently being adapted into a short film by Pure Divilment Pictures. Louise is currently working on her second novel.

Venue

Marrowbone Books, 78 The Coombe Dublin 8, Ireland

Time

April 27 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

Wild Swimming in Ireland

Wild Swimming in Ireland with Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge

Sea swimming is an important theme of Louise Nealon’s book Snowflake. Join authors Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge as they talk about the joys of wild swimming and their forthcoming book The Complete Book of Wild Swimming in Ireland: 200 Swim Spots in Beaches, Lakes and Rivers.

Maureen McCoy, from Hillsborough, County Down, is an award-winning open-water swimmer, having swum in the sea, loughs and rock pools with her brothers since she was a small child. In 2009, just after her fortieth birthday, she fulfilled her childhood ambition to swim the English Channel. Maureen enjoys outdoor swimming throughout the year and always keeps a swimsuit in her car – just in case.

Paul McCambridge has been a photographer for over twenty-five years. He has exhibited his work nationally and has won many awards over the years. He lives in Banbridge, County Down, and sees swimming outdoors as therapy and a way to reinvigorate the body.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/tallaght-library-4238480119

Venue

Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght Dublin 24, Ireland

Time

April 30 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Maynooth Library talk with Louise Nealon

Join us in Maynooth Community Library for a special talk with Kildare author Louise Nealon, whose debut novel Snowflake was selected as 2024’s One Dublin One Book. This is a Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. Tickets for this event are limited so booking is essential.

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/maynoothlibrary/1193436

Venue

maynooth community Library, Main Street, Maynooth Co. Kildare, W23 ND79 Ireland

Time

May 2 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential
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