Autofiction Seminar with Edy Poppy

Autofiction Seminar with Edy Poppy

Date: Tuesday 13 November

Time: 4 - 5:30pm

Venue: Irish Writers Centre

Tickets: Free. Register via Eventbrite

Autofiction Workshop Seminar with Edy Poppy

Join the "It" Norwegian writer of her generation Edy Poppy in this exploration of autofiction where she'll read from her own work and facilitate writing exercises in this workshop seminar at the Irish Writers Centre.

Edy's work is deeply interested in the personal and how one can make the personal universal through writing. She will discuss her recent novel Anatomy. Monotony. and how it mixes factual truth with emotional truth. Participants will explore sights, smells, and other sensory memories in writing exercises as well as have the opportunity to share their writing if they so wish. 

Participants are encouraged to bring along pictures, objects or sensory prompts for the writing workshop part of the seminar. This workshop seminar is suitable for emerging and professional writers.


This event is open to the public.


Suggested donation: €10

This event is free of charge but we have a suggested donation amount of €10 to support future events at the Irish Writers Centre.


Edy Poppy grew up on a farm in Bø, Telemark, Norway. In 2005 she published her first novel Anatomy.Monotony., which was translated into Italian, Finnish, German and Polish. It won the contest for best love story by Gyldendal. In 2011 she published the short story collection Coming.Apart. Its opening story, 'Dungeness' was selected by the American publishing house Dalkey Archive Press, to be part of their prestigious and widely distributed anthology Best European Fiction 2015. Edy Poppy is now based in Oslo, working on several theatre plays and her next novel.


Edy Poppy’s Anatomy, Monotony. is a devilish hybrid. Part autofiction, part literary, cinematic, and musical dance of allusions, and part chronicle of the mute body’s aches and pains and lusts and needs, the novel deftly hits its notes, high and low, to create a symphonic work of tragicomedy. - Siri Hustvedt, author of the international bestseller What I loved and The Summer Without Men

Read more about Edy Poppy and her work in an interview by Siri Hustvedt on Literary Hub.


This event is made possible with the kind support of the Norwegian Embassy in Ireland.
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