Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 25th - 27th Jan 2019


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 14th - 16th June 2019


Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 22nd - 24th March 2019


Writers' Festival - Artist Bios

Anthony Glavin

Anthony Glavin

Boston-born writer and editor Anthony Glavin is the author of two short story collections, One For Sorrow and The Draughtsman and The Unicorn, and two critically acclaimed novels, Nighthawk Alley and Colours Other Than Blue.

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ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN

ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from North West Donegal. She has been awarded literary fellowships by Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Jack Kerouac House (Florida) and Hawthornden Castle (Scotland).

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Susan Tomaselli

Susan Tomaselli

Susan Tomaselli is founder and editor of Gorse journal, and editor at Gorse Editions. Her essays have been published in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Elysian: Creative Responses (New Binary Press 2017), We'll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books 2019) and elsewhere.

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Jinx Lennon

Jinx Lennon

Jinx Lennon brings his whole bag of fears, beliefs, observations, inspirations and hope and throws it out into the audience to uplift them and inspire them on tightrope of raw energy sound ,awkward and real in its intensity.

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Little John Nee

Little John Nee

Little John Nee is a writer and performer based in the west of Ireland. He is a prolific creator of work for theatre; he has developed a style of storytelling theatre with music that has won him international recognition; a nomination for a Helen Hayes Award in Washington DC.

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Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly began her publishing career as an editorial assistant at Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), where she worked with authors including Zadie Smith, Ali Smith, Paul Murray, Pat Barker, Mohsin Hamid and Robert Macfarlane.

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Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in various journals, newspapers and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Irish Times, Southword, The Penny Dreadful, Long Story Short and The Stinging Fly.

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Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan is a writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction and has won the All Ireland Poetry Slam.

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Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is an award winning poet and the director of Inspireland. Since 2007 he has provided workshops to over 30,000 Irish teenagers and adults. A graduate of the Faber Academy, his critically acclaimed debut collection ‘House of Bees’ was published in 2011 by Salmon Poetry, followed by ‘On Corkscrew Hill’ in 2013.

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is a renowned writer, teacher, editor and creativity-in
education advocate and the first writer to have won all three of
Ireland's national prizes for young poets.

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Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding is an actress, playwright and writer. She has performed at the Abbey, the Gate, the Lyric theatres among others and on RTE. Plays have been performed at the Project, Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre 503 in London. Short stories have been widely published and anthologised.

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June Caldwell

June Caldwell

JJune Caldwell has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories was published by New Island Books in 2017 and Head of Zeus (UK) in 2018.

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Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton

Stephen Sexton lives in Belfast where he teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. His pamphlet, Oils, published by The Emma Press in 2014, was the Poetry Book Society’s Winter Pamphlet Choice.

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Sophie Coyle

Sophie Coyle

Sophie Coyle delivers stories carved in her own lore, conjured by her own unique lyrical dynamism. Her songs are charmed with a rare and seductive magic. These dark enchantments have seen her play support for a host of celebrated artists such as Dick Gaughan, Mundy, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe and Luka Bloom.

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Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor lives in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Her fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in 2017; her story ‘Gooseen’ won the UK’s 2018 Short Fiction Prize and was published in Granta; it is now longlisted for Story of the Year at the 2018 Irish Book Awards.

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Elaine Cosgrove

Elaine Cosgrove

Elaine Cosgrove is from Sligo. Her poems have been published in Poetry Ireland’s Trumpet, The Stinging Fly, The Penny Dreadful and New Binary Press among others.

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Lucy Luck

Lucy Luck

Lucy Luck is an agent of literary fiction and non-fiction at C&W Agency. She joined in 2016 having previously worked at Rogers, Coleridge & White, Lucy Luck Associates (which she founded in 2006) and Aitken Alexander Associates.

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Michael Naghten Shanks

Michael Naghten Shanks

Michael Naghten Shanks is the author of two pamphlets: Year of the Ingénue (Eyewear, 2015) and The Architecture of Red Caviar Sandwiches (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2018).

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Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh is the author of seven books. The latest, Break.up, was published by Semiotext(e) and Tuskar Rock in 2018.

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Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor’s debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. In 2016, it was named one of the best poetry debuts of the past five years on Bustle.com.

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Abby Oliveira

Abby Oliveira

Abby Oliveira is a writer & performer based in NI. She has performed her poetry in the mucky fields of festivals such as Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, and Body&Soul, to the National Concert Hall Dublin, and Singapore Writer’s Festival. She has also toured work in Australia.

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Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy is a writer of short fiction and plays. His stories have appeared on radio and in various journals and anthologies in both Ireland and the UK, including The Stinging Fly.

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Anakana Schofield

Anakana Schofield

Anakana Schofield won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel Malarky. Malarky was also nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and named on many Best Book of the Year lists for 2012 and 2013.

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Oisín Fagan

Oisín Fagan

Oisín Fagan has had short fiction published in The Stinging Fly and the anthology Young Irelanders, with work featured in the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2016, he won the inaugural Penny Dreadful Novella Prize for The Hierophants.

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