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

Florence Gillan will be in conversation with Una Mannion, discussing her debut novel Let Them Lie a dark psychological thriller that will be released this October.

Live music with Ruth Clinton.

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

Florence Gillan is a retired teacher who lives in County Down outside Newry with her husband, two dogs Honey and Rua, and a cat. She left her native Sligo, but never lost her love for Ben Bulben. She has had a life-long passion for writing since she was nine, when she penned her first missive, Tragedies in France. Her debut novel – Let Them Lie – a dark psychological thriller, will be out this October.

Una Mannion is an award-winning writer who has won several prizes for her poetry and short fiction. Una released her own debut novel A Crooked Tree last January. She teaches the BA Writing & Literature course in Atlantic Technological University Sligo. She also helps to curate The Word with Sligo Central Library.

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 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: //

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.