Channel Launch

  • Sunday 12th November @ 12:00 pm
  • The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Free. Booking required

    Channel is a literary journal born out of the climate crisis, publishing writing in English and Irish that fosters connection between people and planet. It aims to create space for the emergence of new narratives surrounding nature in the public consciousness, building a community of writers, artists and readers grounded in shared ecological concern. Find out more at

    Join the team in celebrating the launch of Issue 9, with contributor readings followed by a wine reception. The launch will feature readings from the following contributors.

    S.J. Delaney is a queer Irish writer. His work has previously appeared in The Poetry Ireland Review, An Capall Dorcha, and also Green Carnations, an anthology of young queer Irish writing. He has performed at Dublin Pride 2023 and 2022. He is currently looking for a publisher for his first pamphlet. Twitter: @sjdelaneywriter, Instagram: @sjdelaneywriting


    Shakeema Edwards is an Antiguan American writer living in Northern Ireland. She recently completed a master’s in poetry at Queen’s University Belfast.




    John Kaufmann is an attorney and mobile home park owner who lives near New York City. His writing has been published in Off Assignment, Ep;phany Online, The High Plains Register, Tax Notes, The Journal of Taxation of Financial Products, and The Journal of Taxation of Investments. Kaufmann blogs at


    Morgan Leathem Ventura is a writer, ex-archaeologist, and translator whose work appears or is forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, The Waxed Lemon, Banshee, Augur, Lackington’s, and Best Canadian Essays 2021. Recently shortlisted for the 2023 Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Award, Morgan holds a MA from the Seamus Heaney Centre.


    Cliona O’Connell’s debut poetry collection was published in 2012. Awards and shortlistings include the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Hennessy Literary Awards, the Trócaire Poetry Ireland Award, the Listowel Single Poem Award, the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition and the O Bhéal International Poetry Competition. Cliona has a Masters in Poetry  Studies from Dublin City University.


    Aoife Riach’s poetry has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, crannóg, Abridged, The Pickled Body and other magazines. She was a 2019 Irish Writers Centre Young Writer Delegate and was shortlisted for the Marian Keyes Young Writer Award. Her poem ‘Vancouver’ was selected for the Hungering curation of the Poetry Jukebox.