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14/02/2018 -

The Word Launched in Sligo Central Library

Writers, literary enthusiasts and musicians braved the elements on Wednesday 31st January 2018 to attend the launch of The Word, a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the new BA in Writing and Literature at IT Sligo. 

The Word is a monthly event, taking place on the last Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm. The launch saw writers Eoin McNamee and Louise Kennedy read from their work to a full house in Central Library. Their readings were followed Q&A facilitated by Una Mannion, BA Programme Chair and then an open-mic with nine writers, including several students on the new writing programme at IT Sligo, and two musicians sharing their work. 

Next month, on Wednesday 28th February, The Word will host Galway based writer Lisa McInerney and emerging writer Niamh McCabe. Lisa McInerney’s novel The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and was named as book of the year by The Irish Times, Sunday Independent and Sunday Business Post. This event is free and all are welcome to attend, with no booking necessary. Those who wish to participate in the open-mic can sign up on the night.

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