The Word is out for October with Kevin Curran at Sligo Central Library.

Sligo Central Library will be hosting The Word on Wednesday 25th of October in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6:30pm.

Kevin Curran will joining us in Sligo Central Library to discuss his writing, including his new book, Youth.

“The Brig” or “the Briggz”, “story” or “wagwan”, “our” or “fam”? The answer, being worked out on Balbriggan’s Mainstreet, is: both. Irish-English has always been wild. Kevin’s Curran’s Youth, at its liveliest, seems to be telling us that we’re only starting.’ RODDY DOYLE, IRISH TIMES

In Conversation with – Sean Farrell of the Lilliput Press

Music with – Ruth Clinton

Kevin Curran is from Balbriggan and has been a secondary-school teacher in his hometown for over a decade. His fiction largely concentrates on working class life in the Dublin suburbs. His first novel, Beatsploitation, was published in 2013 and brought him national attention due to his depiction of Ireland’s new multicultural landscape. His second novel, Citizens, was published to critical acclaim in 2016, and he has published numerous short stories in major anthologies and literary journals such as The Stinging Fly. He has also written non-fiction for The Guardian and The Observer.

Author photo credit: Elaine McGrath

Kevin Curran featured in The Irish Times

Sean Farrell is a novelist and literary editor who has worked with some of Ireland’s most prestigious writers and publishers including Adrian Duncan, our own Una Mannion, and of course, Kevin Curran. He is submissions editor at The Lilliput Press. His debut novel will be published by New Island in spring 2025.

Ruth Clinton is an artist, writer, and musician from County Dublin, living in Sligo. She performs with the traditional singing group Landless, as well as experimental folk duo Poor Creature. She is a founding member of The Night Before Larry Got Stretched singing session, and she also plays a weekly Old-Time session in Sligo town.

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 will also be streamed on Facebook on the night: //

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. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The doors will open at 6.10pm and will close at 6:30pm.