This week is shaping up to be a big one for me, with lots of happenings to keep me busy!
The week started with ‘Blood Eaters and Banshees’ yesterday in Killeena House in beautiful Baltimore.
This talk was part of A Taste of West Cork Festival and was absolutely fascinating, himself even came along and thought the same. The talk focused on Ireland’s blood eating relationships, vampires, The Morrigan and Banshees. I’ll be doing a follow-up post on this soon.
This evening, I’m finally going to see the highly anticipated Stephen King’s IT.
I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages! I’ve been trying not to read reviews or posts on this until I make up my mind on it. I’ll let you know what I think, but it looks promising. The Losers are an excellent bunch of child actors and Pennywise looked terrifying in the promos. Let’s hope it’s good AND scary!
The biggest event of this week for me is reading a flash fiction piece at The Rapid Fire Fiction event in Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place in Cork tomorrow evening.
I’m a regular attendee of the monthly Fiction at the Friary event and the organisers Danielle Mclaughlin and Madeleine D’Arcy are bringing their event to the Cork International Short Story festival.
The programme kicks off at 7.30 with Danielle and Madeleine reading their own works and taking over the spotlight, which will be great.
At 9.00 the rapid fiction event starts. Twenty writers, including Eimear Ryan, Susan Lanigan, E.R. Murray, Danny Denton, Catherine Kirwan and myself, will read a short piece of fiction and also write a short story on the night! I can’t wait to hear Cork actor Kevin Power read the final creation aloud. This is followed by a short story by Colm MacManus assisted by Colm Scully and a performance by special guest, Nick Kelly.
It promises to be an extremely special event. This will only be second time reading in public, the first was at last month’s Fiction at the Friary event, so wish me luck!