Next Thursday 28th May is North West Words Arts Night in Cafe Blend, Letterkenny at 8pm. The guest writers this month are poet Mairéad Donnellan, and memoir writer Ann Garrat. I'm looking forward to it.
Mairéad Donnellan lives is Bailieborough Co. Cavan. Her poetry has appeared in Boyne Berries, The Moth, Windows Anthology, Crannóg, Revival, The Galway Review, Skylight 47 and The Stony Thursday Book. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Doire Press poetry chapbook competition and was winner of the Francis Ledwidge poetry award. She was shortlisted for the Cúirt new writing prize in 2014 and recently for the Donegal Creameries North West Words poetry prize. Read some of her poems here
Ann Garrat‘s memoir The Road Taken recalls her happy life as a child in Falcarragh in north Donegal and the shock of being transplanted into war-scarred, inner-city Coventry.