Literary Magazine Launch: HOWL New Irish Writing

  • Saturday 11th November @ 4:45 pm
  • The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Free. Booking required

    HOWL New Irish Writing is an annual print publication that showcases the creative wail in Irish writing from Ireland and around the world. HOWL celebrates the complexity of Irish identity and the beauty of its writing, featuring spectacular work in both English and Irish. Join us for a warm-hearted evening of readings and performances of both poetry and prose from the talented writers of HOWL ‘23.

    This is a 16+ event.


    Readers on the afternoon include:


    Róisín Leggett Bohan has won flash fiction and creative non-fiction prizes with Southword and Atlantic Currents II. In 2022, she was runner-up in the Martín Crawford Short Story Award and From the Well Short Story Prize. Róisín is a Poetry Ireland Introductions poet and co-founder of HOWL New Irish Writing.


    Lauren O’Donovan is a writer from Cork. In 2023, she won the Cúirt New Writing Prize in Poetry and was shortlisted for Listowel Writers’ Week Collection Award, Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, and the Fish Poetry Prize. Lauren is co-founder of Lime Square Poets and HOWL New Irish Writing.



    Anne Tannam has written three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ (Salmon Poetry 2021). She is working on a fourth collection thanks to an Arts Council of Ireland Literature Bursary. Anne is Poetry Ireland’s current Poet in Residence.



    Damien B. Donnelly is the author of 2 poetry pamphlets, a micro-collection and full collection, Enough! published by Hedgehog. He’s the host and producer of Eat the Storms, the poetry podcast and editor-in-chief of The Storms journal. His work appears in various anthologies and his 2nd collection arrives in 2024.



    Dara Higgins lives in the rain and fog of Ireland’s east coast with his family and many cats. He spent the last few decades writing for television and playing bass guitar and has very littleto show for it.




    Eilín de Paor lives in Dublin. Her poems have appeared in The Stony Thursday
    Book, Banshee, Skylight 47, 14, Abridged and Raleigh Review, among others. Her pamphlet, ‘In the Jitterfritz of Neon’, a collaboration with Damien B. Donnelly, was published by The
    Hedgehog Poetry Press.



    Recent poems by Fin Keegan appear in Swerve, Cold Mountain Review (forthcoming) and Amsterdam Quarterly; other poems were shortlisted this year for the Bournemouth Writing Prize and Fish Poetry Prize. A story, “Remembering Albert”, was broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1998.



    Jemma Walsh is an Irish poet based in London. She is a graduate of Russian and Classics from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently doing a Masters in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College. Her work has been published in The Irish Times, Moth Magazine, Crossways Magazine and elsewhere.



    Rugadh Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha in 1994. Tá dánta foilsithe aici i bhfoilseacháin éagsúla thar na blianta (Éigse Éireann, An Capall Dorcha, Comhar, Aneas, srl.). Beidh Solas Geimhridh agus Dánta Eile an chéad chnuasach uaithi, foilsithe in 2023.



    Mary Morrissy is the author of four novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender, The Rising of Bella Casey and most recently, Penelope Unbound. She has also published two collections of short stories, A Lazy Eye and Prosperity Drive. She is a journalist, literary mentor and a member of Aosdána.




    Matthew Geden was born in England but has lived in Kinsale, County Cork, since 1990. His most recent collection, The Cloud Architect, was published by Doire Press in 2022.




    Scríobhann Réaltán Ní Leannáin idir fhilíocht, phrós agus dhrámaí raidió. Tá liosta de chuid dá saothar ar a blag, Cuireann sí an podchraoladh i láthair.




    Rosemary Johnston’s novella, Source, won the New Fictions Prize. Her stories and poetry have appeared in British and Irish magazines. Her non-fiction piece, The Rocky Road, was longlisted for the Fish Memoir Prize. She is the editor of The Vixen magazine. She is from Belfast, but is based in Yorkshire.



    Simon Costello‘s poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, The Stinging Fly, Bath Mag, New England Review, The Rialto, Magma, The London Magazine among others. His debut pamphlet ‘Saturn Devouring’ will be published by The Lifeboat Press in 2023. He teaches in the Eng Dept at UCD and lives in Co. Offaly.



    Sonya Gildea is winner of the John McGahern Literature Award and the Cúirt International New Writer’s Fiction Award. She is a Poetry Ireland Introductions poet and recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary Award. She has published in The Stinging Fly, Tolka, New Irish Writing, Poetry Ireland, The Common, The Cormorant, Crannóg, Keywords and various anthologies.



    Sue Hann’s debut memoir-in-essays is forthcoming with Neem Tree Press. She is a winner of the Diana Woods Memorial Award 2020 and her work was longlisted for the Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2020.