Danielle McLaughlin will be joining us to chat about her life and career in writing.

In Conversation with Elske Rahill.

Live music with Michele Feeney.

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

Danielle McLaughlin’s short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets was published in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press. In 2019, she was a Windham-Campbell Prize recipient, and won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Her first novel, The Art of Falling, was published in 2021 by John Murray and was shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2022.

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.

Michele Feeney is a well known native Sligo performer. For Michele , Life revolves around singing and writing when she is not collecting and forming choir groups! She has performed on stage since a very young age, recently adding another Show to the list having starred in Sligo musical societies The Sound of Music, and one of her most recent events was the opening of The Bealtaine festival on May 1st where with her choir group , they performed poetry and songs at Sunset at The Holy Well in Sligo.

You will always find Michele singing , reciting poetry or story telling somewhere in Sligo and she is delighted to be with Sligo County Library this week.

Audience Q&A 

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

The event is free and unticketed with limited seating. The doors will close at 6:30pm.

The event will also be streamed on Facebook on the night: //www.facebook.com/SligoCountyLibrary/

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

There is no charge for this event.


Tel: 0719111675