Carlow University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program presents “A Reading with Mary Dorcey and Paul McVeigh” – Saturday June 19th at 8pm Irish/UK time. Free to all just register here.
Queer Love Event Available Online
If you missed our Queer Love event recently with me, James Hudson @townmice, Emer Lyons & Shannon Yee @SYeeBfast you can catch it the West Cork Literary Festival Youtube channel. Queer Love is an anthology of Irish LGBTQI+ fiction published @MunLitCentre‘s Southward Editions.
Polari Prize Result Fri Oct 7
A week today, one of these six books will be named winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2016. The writer will receive a trophy and a cheque for £1000.
‘Blood Relatives’ – Stevan Alcock (Fourth Estate)
‘Sugar and Snails’ – Anne Goodwin (Inspired Quill)
‘Trans’ – Juliet Jacques (Verso)
‘Different for Girls’ – Jacquie Lawrence (Zitebooks)
‘Physical’ – Andrew McMillan (Jonathan Cape)
‘The Good Son’ – Paul McVeigh (Salt)
You can come along to find out if I won. The announcement will be part of a Polari salon showcasing readings by Namita Chakrabarty, North Morgan, Alexis Gregory and Amy Acre.
I hope to see some of you there. Fingers crossed for me.
Polari, 16 October, Brighton
Polari presents… Friday 16 October 7:30pm Marlborough Theatre
A big hit last year, London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough as part of a national tour. Described by The Huffington Post as “The most exciting literary movement in London… crackling with energy, ideas, excitement” Polari won ‘LGBT Cultural Event of the Year’ in the Co-op Respect Loved By You Awards 2013. Hosted by Paul Burston with guest authors and performers including VG Lee, Damian Barr, Juliet Jacques and Paul McVeigh . “Lively, funny and inspiring a gay-themed salon of interest to anyone remotely interested in literature, whatever their sexual bent” Patrick Gale
“Always fun, always thought-provoking a guaranteed good night out” Sarah Waters
“I love doing Polari a blend of audience sweetness, panache, cleverness and really good fun” Ali Smith
This event is part of a Polari National Tour funded by Arts Council England – See more at: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/polari/#sthash.JywE16Bi.dpuf