Women Reading: International Women’s Day

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June Caldwell, Susan Tomaselli and Eleanor Hooker will all read at Women Reading: International Women’s Day in the Dublin Room of Dublin City Library and Archive on Pearse Street. 

Tickets are FREE but you must book via Eventbrite here.

A massively successful short story writer and novelist; an essayist and leading-edge editor; and distinguished poet – all breaking new ground.

The reading will start promptly at 7.30pm. Books will be on sale on the night. You can pay by card unless specified.

If you would like to support the writers by buying a copy of their book please arrive at 7pm.

Music on the night by Your Big Sister. 

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Women Reading: International Women’s Day

June Caldwell

Room Little Darker is Caldwell’s acclaimed collection of short stories; published by New Island Books in Ireland in 2017 and Head of Zeus, UK, in 2018. Her debut novel Little Town Moone was published by John Murray in 2020.

Non-fiction/journalism includes: In Love With a Mad Dog (Gill and MacMillan, 2006) and a new Foreword to Nuala O’Faolain’s Are You Somebody? (New Island Books, 2018). Fiction published in The Irish Times, The Long Gaze Back, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Winter Papers, The Lonely Crowd, The Broken Spiral, and Reading The Future. She is a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize and has been shortlisted for many others: writing.ie Short Story of the Year, Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, Lorian Hemingway Prize, and Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize.

June holds an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and a BA in Publishing and English from Middlesex University, London.

Susan Tomaselli

Tomaselli is founder and editor of gorse journal. She is former co-editor of 3:AM Magazine and editor at 3:AM Press. She has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Bookmunch, CultureNI, and contributed to Little Black Book of Books (Cassell 2007), The Beat Anthology (Blackheath Books 2010), and We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books 2019), amongst others.

She edited Dogmatika from 2005 until 2009. She has participated in numerous literary festivals (West Cork Literary Festival, Cúirt, Doolin Writers’ Weekend, Listowel, Mountains to Sea), and provides consultation to arts organisations (Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin, The Arts Foundation UK) and literary publishers. She is currently working on a novel-in-essays, Traces, on memory, trauma, technology, and failure.

Recent publications:

  • Editor, DW Cities: Dublin (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2019)
  • ‘Ghosting,’ We’ll Never Have Paris (ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books 2019)
  • ‘Safe as houses,’ The Elysian: Creative Responses (ed. Graham Allen & Billy Ramsell, New Binary Press 2017)

Eleanor Hooker

Hooker is a poet and writer. Her third poetry collection Of Ochre and Ash (Dedalus Press) is the recipient of the 2022 Michael Hartnett Award. Her chapbook Legion (Bonnefant Press, Netherlands) was published in 2021, and a 2021 recipient of the Markievicz Award, her book for that award Where Memory Lies, is due for publication by Bonnefant Press later this year.

Eleanor’s poetry has been published internationally literary journals including: Poetry Ireland Review; POETRY;  Poetry Review; PN Review; Agenda; The North; The Stinging Fly; Winter Papers; New Hibernia Review; New England Review (forthcoming); Archipelago (forthcoming).

Eleanor is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Limerick. She holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin, an MA (Hons) in Cultural History from the University of Northumbria, and a BA (Hons 1st) from the Open University. Eleanor is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS). She’s a helm and Press Officer for Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat. She began her career as an Intensive Care Nurse and trained as a midwife at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin.

Please bring exact money if you wish to purchase any of Eleanor Hooker’s books –

  • Of Ochre and Ash – €12
  • Tug of Blue – €12
  • The Shadow Owner’s Companion – €10

All are welcome to this event.

Steven Galvin

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