The Word, a collaboration between Sligo Libraries and the IT Sligo BA (Hons) Writing and Literature Course, is a literary event held on the last Wednesday of every month in Sligo Central Library. Due to the restrictions brought about by Covid 19 The Word moved online. It will follow the popular format of readings from an established writer and an up and coming special guest, followed by Q & A, and an open mic section of 3 minute slots for 10-12 pieces of poetry/flash fiction/music/song. The online version will be broadcast on Facebook live as well as through Zoom and will include music from Sligo based musicians.
For this special edition of The Word, Mary O’Malley, Brian Leyden and Keith Hopper will be celebrating the work of the late Dermot Healy. Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:30PM FREE Online event. Music with Ray Coen. Q&A. Open Mic
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Dermot Healy (1947-2014) grew up in Cavan. He later settled in Ballyconnell, Co. Sligo, where he founded and edited Force 10: A Journal of the Northwest. His debut collection, Banished Misfortune and Other Stories, first appeared in 1982, and this was followed by four novels: Fighting with Shadows (1984), A Goat’s Song (1994), Sudden Times (1999), and Long Time, No See (2011). A highly-acclaimed memoir, The Bend for Home, was published in 1996. He also wrote five collections of poetry and thirteen stage plays. Collected Plays and Collected Short Stories were published posthumously in 2016.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.