Reading by UCD Writer-in-Residence, Sinead Gleeson

Photo by Bríd O'Donovan

1st May 2019, 7.00pm

Fitzgerald Chambers, UCD Student Centre Belfield

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UCD's School of English, Drama and Film is delighted to host a reading with Sinéad Gleeson. Awarded the 2019 UCD/Arts Council Writing Fellow in UCD, she is a writer, presenter and broadcaster and is currently teaching on UCD's MA in Creative Writing and MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Culture.

Her collection of essays, Constellations, was recently published by Picador and her writings have also appeared in Granta, Winter Papers (edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith) Gorse , Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons and Banshee. Sinéad’s short stories appear in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, May 2019), Repeal the 8th, The Broken Spiral and Looking at the Stars and her poetry has featured in various anthologies, including Autonomy, Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry and Reading the Future. (both Arlen House). Her collaborative work includes ‘Your Chroma’, a text and sound performance with composer and producer Stephen Shannon, who she will be working with this year on aspects of Constellations. She is currently working on a novel.

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, edited by Sinéad, features 30 short stories and won the Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards in 2015. Its successor, The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women from the North of Ireland, also won Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards in 2016.

This venue is easiest to access from the Clonskeagh Road/Wynnsward Drive entrance to UCD; a visitor car park is located on the left side of first roundabout. The Student Centre is the second building on the left after the roundabout and the Debating Chamber is on the first floor.

Please note that parking is severely restricted on campus and clamping is in operation. We advise taking public transport or taxis, if all possible . If driving here is the UCD link with information on parking https://ucdestates.ie/commuting/getting- here/driving/parking/