Readings & Journal Launch
24 September at 2.30pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Banshee is a new journal of exciting, accessible, contemporary writing from Ireland and around the world. The journal will incorporate a variety of formats: short stories, flash fiction, poems and essays. Favourite themes include coming of age, sexuality, gender, mortality, complicated relationships of all shapes, the joys and frustrations of the creative life, our relationship with technology, and the extended adolescence of the 21st century.
Banshee is edited by three female writers and friends in their late twenties.
Laura Jane Cassidy is a writer from Co. Kildare, represented by the Darley Anderson Literary Agency. Her first two novels were published by Puffin. She received the 2014 Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award, and is currently working on her next novel. She gives writing workshops and enjoys volunteering with teenagers in Fighting Words. Tweet her at @ljcassidy.
Claire Hennessy is a writer, editor, and creative writing facilitator from Dublin. She is the author of several novels for young adults and children, and is currently working on a collection of short fiction, supported by an Arts Council bursary. She is powered almost entirely by tea and is tweetable at @clairehennessy.
Eimear Ryan is an award-winning short story writer from Co. Tipperary. Her fiction has appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, New Irish Writing and the Faber anthology Town & Country. She was previously an editorial assistant for Conjunctions literary journal in New York. She now lives in Cork and works in educational publishing. Tweet her at @eimear_ryan.