Reading & discussion with Jessica Traynor

Tuesday, 23 November

7.30 pm

Join DLR poet in residence Jessica Traynor for an evening of poetry and discussion around the themes of poetry and place. Reading from her new pamphlet ‘A Place of Pointed Stones‘ and discussing recent commissions around climate crisis, folklore and local history, Jessica will offer some reflections on her process and practice.

With this talk we begin ArtNetdlr series of readings & discussions with writers & poets. We are looking forward to welcome our invited guests, explore a wide variety of themes and forms, share ideas and our own creative work.

This writers & poets event is free of charge and open to all, but registration is required.

To register, email [email protected].

A Zoom link will be provided closer to event date.

Jessica Traynor is an award winning poet, creative writing teacher, and dramaturg. Her debut collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. Her second collection, The Quick, was a 2019 Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary, The Hennessy New Writer of the Year Award and The Listowel Poetry Prize. Paper Boat, a major new opera commissioned by Music for Galway/ Galway 2020, will premiere in 2022. She is currently working on new Arts Council commissions for the choir Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath, and a contemporary dance opera, The Wanderer, for Irish Modern Dance Theatre. She is the 2020-22 Yeats Society Sligo writer in residence and a Creative Fellow of UCD. Her next collection, Pit Lullabies, will be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2022.