Sunday, August 12, 2012

DNA Festival 2012

So don't miss out on a great lineup of writers reading in the 'Writers' Circle' event as part of the DNA (Discover New Arts) Festival 2012 at the Axis Centre in Ballymun on Friday, August 17th @ 6.30 pm, are listed below.....
(There will also be a tiny play performance called 'Shoes' - Entry is free and all are welcome)

Writers' Circle Readers:

Marion O’Neill, originally from Limerick but now living in Kilkenny, has published three novels : Miss Harrie Elliott (1999), Daddy’s Girl (2001) and Seeforge (2005). Her latest novel ‘All God’s Dead’ is due to be published by New Island in August.

Louise Phillips has been published as part of many anthologies and literary journals. She has been a winner of the Jonathan Swift Award, a winner in the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice Platform and shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award and Bridport UK. Louise’s psychological crime novel, Red Ribbons, will be published by Hachette Books Ireland in September 2012, and her second novel, The Doll’s House, will be published in 2013.

Stephen Buck
has produced 16 radio plays, written and directed a play for Red Kettle Theatre Company, was shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story competition and has regularly featured on ‘The Quiet Corner’ on Lyric FM.

Niamh Boyce was awarded the Hennessy XO New Irish Writer of the Year 2012 for her poem Kitty. She has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story competition 2011, the Hennessy Literary Awards 2010, the Molly Keane Award 2010 and the WOW Award 2010. Her fiction and poetry have been published in many literary magazines. Her novel ‘The Herbalist’ will be published by Penguin in 2013.

Darren Donohue, following an invitation onto the New Playwrights Programme at The Abbey Theatre in 2010, has been shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award and has founded Pandora Theatre Company, a professional theatre and outreach company based in Kilkenny. He has written a number of successful full length and Tiny Plays, some of which have recently been performed in The Abbey and the Sean O’Casey theatre, with his tiny play 'Tuesday Evening' selected to run as part of Fishamble’s “Tiny Plays for Ireland” project.


  1. that sounds cool! Friday, you say? Interesting..... :D

  2. Oh my gosh, you are in the line-up! That's fantastic, let us know how you get on.

    1. It should be fun - oh 4 blog award nominee you!!!


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