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The Word Live in Sligo Central Library – Donal Ryan In conversation with Elske Rahil. Music with Seamie O’Dowd

Join us LIVE in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 28th September, for a special edition of The Word with award-winning and acclaimed DONAL RYAN. Donal will be in conversation with Elske Rahill, discussing his new novel, The Queen of Dirt Island.

Live music with Seamie O’Dowd.

This is a FREE, unticketed event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donal Ryan, from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, is the author of six novels and a short story collection. He has won several awards for his fiction, including the European Union Prize for Literature, the Guardian First Book Award and four Irish Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for several more, including the Costa Book Award and the Dublin International Literary Award.

He was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut novel, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for his fourth novel, From A Low and Quiet Sea. In 2021 he became the first Irish writer to be awarded the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature.

His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. His seventh book, The Queen of Dirt Island, was published by Doubleday in August 2022 and was an instant number one bestseller.

A law graduate and former civil servant, Donal has lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick since 2014 and lives in Castletroy with his wife Anne Marie and their two children.

Elske Rahill is a Dublin-born novelist and short story writer. She is the author of the novels Between Dog and Wolf and An Unravelling and the short story collection In White Ink. Her debut was listed by the Irish Times as one of ‘The Best Books by Women of the 20th Century’. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including The Stinging Fly, Agni, The Dublin Review, The Tangerine, Winter Papers, and The Faber Anthology of New Irish Short Stories.  She teaches on the Writing and Literature programme at Atlantic Technology University in Sligo, where she lives with her partner and four children.

Seamie O Dowd is a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter who also plays fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and a number of other instruments. He has travelled worldwide playing music and has shared stages and played with many great musicians and bands including, The Chieftains, Dervish and Steve Wickham.

The Open Mic is a first-come, first-serve bases limited to five names. Names are taken on the evening, participants are asked to keep within a three minute time-frame.

The Word, Wednesday 28th of September, will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6.30pm. This is a free unticketed event with limited seating, doors close at 6.30pm.

This event will be Streamed on Facebook on the night://www.facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at ATU.

There is no charge for this event.

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Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay – Writing Course

Legacies writing course with Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

A hundred years ago Ireland was engulfed in a civil war that saw families and communities bitterly divided.  Would you like to explore and write about the legacy of these events in the Sligo region?  Join an 8 week course run by author and journalist Susan McKay.  Open to experienced and inexperienced writers in all genres including poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction.

You will have the chance to work in a diverse group, learn new skills and hear from guest writers.

Saturday afternoons 2.30 til 4pm from 23rd April at Sligo Central Library.

The course is free but numbers are limited.  Apply by sending max 300 words to [email protected] on or before 14th April.

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

Limited places available please email [email protected] to register your interest.

The Writer in Residence is part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative

Your online library system is changing – for the better!

From March 29th, Sligo County Library Service along with libraries all over the country, will introduce a new online library system with improved functionality to help us provide a better service to library members.

Sligo Library borrowers existing details, including current holds, will also carry over to the new system.

The new system will have many improved features.

– Logging into your library account, and managing your reserves, reading lists and contact information will be much easier.

– The catalogue will be easier to use and will have images and recommendations as well as themed bookshelves and links to useful resources.

– You will be able to find, borrow and reserve eBooks and eAudiobooks as well as physical books in one searchable catalogue.

– You will be able to renew your library membership online.

– Our new system will also look and work great on mobile phones and tablets.

   

 

Some borrowers who have not used our traditional or online services for the past few months may, unknowingly, have an expired library account.

Unfortunately if this is the case then they will not have access to our online services until we complete the changeover to the new system. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

 

From March 21st – 28th, your online account will be temporarily unavailable and you will not be able to reserve or renew items online.

 

During this time, you will still be able to browse and borrow in your library and other library services.

All loans will be extended so you don’t need to worry about renewing items while your account is unavailable.

Thank you for your patience as we work to deliver the new and improved online experience.

Our new system will go live on Tuesday, March 29th. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates.

 

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