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Young Irish Writers in New York – ’30 under 30′ Showcase Reading

June 9, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


wordlegs is proud to invite you to a showcase reading of

’30 Under 30: A Selection of Short Fiction by 30 Young Irish Writers’

7pm Sunday June 9th in Swift Hibernian Lounge 34 East 4th Street, NY 10003

All welcome and free entry. Come listen to the next generation of Irish writing talent.

‘This anthology contains voices to get excited about.’ – Joseph O’Connor

‘… great variety in both subject matter and style, but, put together, the stories, like a jigsaw, form a picture of life as lived post-Celtic Tiger… All proof there’s no need to fret about the future of the form.’ – The Irish Times

‘…a vivid prose portrait of the lives and concerns of the youth of today.’ – Hot Press

‘One of the most important collections of short work to be published in the last few years in Ireland… 30 under 30 takes us across the world as the country created by the Celtic Tiger, shatters across the diaspora.’ – Belfast Book Festival

Readings by:

Mark Noonan is a poet, playwright, and musician from Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Mark has given readings or had work produced in Dublin, Cork, Boston and New York, and his poetry and other writing has appeared in wordlegs: 30 Under 30, The Stinging Fly, Revival,The Critical Flame and elsewhere. After receiving an MA in Ethnomusicology at University College Cork in 2010, Mark moved with his wife Lauren to Atlanta, Georgia. He works for a small independent music label and plays banjo in a folk band.

Dan Sheehan is a 25 year old fiction writer and journalist born and raised in Dublin. He is the editor of the 2010 Collection ‘Icarus: 60 Years of Creative Writing From Trinity College Dublin’. His writing has appeared in numerous Irish and British publications including The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Notes From The Underground, wordlegs, Icarus, The Public Reviews, and ArtHub. He is currently seeking a publisher for his recently completed début short story collection, Violent Delights. Dan lives in New York where he works in Human Rights advocacy.

Elizabeth (EM) Reapy is 28, from Co. Mayo and has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and edits wordlegs.com. In 2012, she was the Exchange Irish Writer to Varuna Writers’ House, Australia. Her work has been published and performed nationally and internationally and she edited ’30 under 30: A Selection of Short Fiction by Thirty Young Irish Writers’ in association with Doire Press. She is director of Shore Writers’ Festival in Enniscrone. The Arts Council of Ireland awarded her a 2013 Literature Bursary to complete her debut short story collection and she is also working on two feature length screenplays.

Buy ’30 under 30’ here: www.doirepress.com



June 9, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Swift Hibernian Lounge
4 East 4th Street, NY 10003
New York, NY United States