The Word with writer, Niamh Mulvey. Niamh will be in conversation with Niamh Mac Cabe, discussing her collection of short stories, Hearts and Bones: Love Songs for Late Youth.

Live music with Amy O’Hara.

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

Niamh Mulvey, is a writer from Kilkenny. Her first book, a short story collection called Hearts and Bones: Love Songs for Late Youth was published by Picador in June 2022, and described as ‘highly accomplished and inventive’ by the Irish Times and ‘astute, surprising and wholly entertaining’ by the Irish Independent. 

Niamh’s work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee, Little Atoms, Southword, the Irish Times, the Bookseller, and Unherd.

She worked for ten years in the UK publishing industry and now also works as a writing coach and creative writing teacher.

Niamh Mac Cabe Niamh Mac Cabe is an award-winning writer and visual artist based in Leitrim.

She is published in literary journals and anthologies internationally.

Amy O’Hara London born Amy O’Hara has been living in Sligo for the last 27 years. After decades of quietly writing songs, her debut album “A Blue I Can’t Describe” was released in 2021.  Amy’s songs reflect the landscape and matters close to her heart. They are humorous and quirky, often with an underlying message.

Audience Q&A

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 30th of November, 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://

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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