Just a quick post to say that Cork’s wonderful literary salon Fiction at the Friary returns with an in-person event tomorrow (February 27). It has been sorely missed.
This month is slightly different to the usual guest author format in that it will be a showcase of work from Cork Words 2. Edited by Patricia Looney on behalf of Cork City Libraries, this anthology features novel extracts, short stories, CNF and poetry from fifty Cork-based writers.
I will be reading from my short story ‘A Simple Loss of Balance’ at the event, along with a selection of prose contributors. As ever, it will be hosted by Danielle McLaughlin and Madeleine D’Arcy, who are such generous champions of other writers.
The pub is a cosy one so it will be strange to be rubbing shoulders after such a long time apart, but also lovely to experience something resembling normality. Whether the signature treats of Hula Hoops and jelly beans will reappear remains to be seen. If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you – everyone is most welcome.
Fiction at the Friary is a free event that takes place in The Friary Pub, Shandon Street/North Gate Bridge, Cork, on the last Sunday of every month, 3-6pm. You’ll find updates about upcoming events via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.