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Southword Journal

readings by contributors Gerry Boland & Lane Ashfeldt


Gerry Boland and Lane Ashfeldt

13th September at 2.30pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Admission: FREE



Southword is a literary journal featuring poems, fiction and reviews and is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Current issues are free to read online. Contributors include both emerging and established writers, with the likes of Medbh McGuckian, Helen Ivory, Haruki Murakami, James Lasdun, Tess Gallagher, Colm Toibín and Vona Groarke appearing along with writers who find their first publications in our editions.

At this event, we are proud to feature two fiction contributors: Gerry Boland and Lane Ashfeldt.

Gerry Boland is a poet and author. He was born and lived for much of his life in Dublin and moved to north Roscommon in 1999. His first collection of poems, Watching Clouds, was published by Doghouse Books in 2011, and his second, In the Space Between (Arlen House) appeared in 2016. In 2011 and 2012, O’Brien Press published his trilogy, A Rather Remarkable Grizzly Bear, the first of which, Marco Moves In, was nominated for an Irish Book Award. He has written two travel books on his native city, A Pocket Guide to Dublin (1994) and Stroller’s Guide to Dublin (1999), both from Gill & Macmillan. He has also published a collection of poems for the young reader, The Secret Life of Mothers, and his first collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness is due out in 2017 by Arlen House. He was Writer-in-Residence for Roscommon County Council in 2013 and again in 2014.

Lane Ashfeldt is the author of the fiction collection SaltWater, a book of twelve short stories and a novella. She contributed a section on writing historical fiction to Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story. Her historical short story ‘Dancing on Canvey’ won the Fish Short Histories Prize. Other of her stories have appeared in anthologies and literary journals, among them Punk Fiction (Portico), Dancing With Mr Darcy (Honno), Rarebit (Parthian), Southword, The Guardian, The London Magazine, The Lonely Crowd, and the Dublin Review



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