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18 September 2010, 9.30AM - 11.30AM

The Munster Literature Centre, 84 Douglas St, Cork



Tess Gallagher Workshop at MLC

Narrative Poetry with Tess Gallagher


€30, Maximum 10 Participants

Contact info(AT)munsterlit(DOT)ie or +21 431 2955 to book.



Participants must already have at least several magazine pulication credits. Send your booking request to the administrator with short bio and publishing history.


Tess Gallagher was born in Port Angeles, Washington, the daughter of a logger and a longshoreman. A poet, essayist, fiction writer and playwright, she has published many books, including three poetry titles in Britain with Bloodaxe: My Black Horse: New & Selected Poems (1995), Portable Kisses (1996) and Dear Ghosts, (2007). She has published two collections of stories, The Lover of Horses (1986) and At the Owl Woman Saloon (1997), and two books of essays, A Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry (1986) and Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray (2000). She co-authored two screenplays with Raymond Carver, and later contributed to the making of the Robert Altman's Short Cuts, based on Carver’s work. She has also written introductions to books such as A New Path to the Waterfalland All of Us by Raymond Carver and Carver Country.

She spends parts of each year in the West of Ireland, near Sligo, where she bought lambs to save them from the butcher and has since begun weaving wall hangings from their fleeces. She recently completed a collection of oral stories from Ireland, Surrounded by Weasels, with Irish painter and storyteller Josie Gray.










Mary Morrissy workshop at MLC

Fiction with Mary Morrissy--SOLD OUT


€30, Maximum 8 Participants





Mary Morrissy is the author of two novels, Mother of Pearl and The Pretender, and a collection of short stories, A Lazy Eye. She has recently completed a third novel called The Family Silver, based on the life of Sean O’Casey sister’s Bella and is at work on a second collection of linked short stories, tentatively titled Diaspora. She works as a journalist and teacher of creative writing, most recently as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington at George Washington University. Morrissy is one of three judges determining the winner of the 2010 Cork City - Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.





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