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WAKING THE DEAD: Laura McKenna and Éibhear Walshe on the Writing of Historical Fiction

Laura McKenna (left) and Éibhear Walshe (right, photo: Saul Perez)

1pm – 2pm Wednesday 8 March 
Lecture Theatre

Join us as writers Laura McKenna and Éibhear Walshe discuss their approaches to world-building in historical fiction and biofiction. 

This event takes place in the tiered Lecture Theatre (ground floor) of Crawford Art Gallery and runs in conjunction with the exhibition OTHER WORLDS: Harry Clarke Watercolours which is open daily until 19 March.

Free but pre-booking advised | Reserve your place here.

Dr Laura McKenna is a writer of fiction and poetry and worked for many years as a child psychiatrist. Her novel Words to Shape My Name (2021) was shortlisted for The Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and formed the creative element of her PhD in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in The RTÉ GuideSouthwordBanshee, and New Irish Writing.

Dr Éibhear Walshe is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of Creative Writing at University College Cork. He is the author of novels The Diary of Mary Travers (2014), The Trumpet Shall Sound (2019) – both longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award – and The Last Day at Bowen’s Court (2020), in addition to the memoir Cissie’s Abattoir (2009) and books on Kate O’Brien, Colm Tóibín, and Oscar Wilde.

Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*
Thursday until 8.00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
11.00 am4.00pm

*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing
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