October 5, 2022


Irish Writers Centre


Join us for a special event with Turas Press, to celebrate the launch of  What to Put in a Suitcase by Liz McSkeane and Tiger Moth by Róisín Tierney.

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Poet and fiction writer Liz McSkeane was born in Scotland to an Irish/Scottish family and has lived lin Dublin since 1981. In 1999 she won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer of the Year Award for her poetry. Her historical novel Canticle was joint winner in the 2016 Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition. She has four collections of poetry and her poems and stories have been widely published and anthologised in Ireland and the UK. She is founder and Director of Turas Press.
The sixteen stories in What to Put in a Suitcase follow a cast of characters destined to navigate a rich variety of situations that are by turns perplexing, stimulating, threatening. These stories grapple with individual psychology and with wider themes of justice and the place of the individual in contemporary society, at times seasoned with a sly humour.
Róisín Tierney  was born in Dublin and studied Psychology and Philosophy at University CollegeDublin. She lived in Spain for several years and is now based in London. Her poetry has won prizes in many national competitions including the Strokestown, the Brendan Kennelly, the Bridport and the Winchester Poetry Prize. Her pamphlet Dream Endings (Rack Press 2011) won the Michael Marks Award. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow.  Tiger Moth  is her fourth collection.
Tiger Moth is a magical collection of poems whose themes range over memories and emotions evocative of key moments and milestones in life, where the particular expands to embrace experiences that are universal, yet imbued with the poet’s unique vision.

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