Exciting Belfast poet Seán Ó Muireagáin will read a selection of his work, followed by a question and answer session.
As Béal Feirste do Sheán Ó Muireagáin. Tá 35 bliain caite aige ag obair in earnáil an Ghaeloideachais sna sé chontae, mar ghníomhaí, mar mhúinteoir naíscoile is bunscoile agus, le 20 bliain anuas, mar Oifigeach Comhairleach. Scríobhann sé filíocht, gearrscéalta, fabhalscéalta agus amhráin. Bhuaidh an dán An Giorria Éireannach an chéad duais i gComórtas Scríbhneoireachta Mhanchain i 2015 agus bhain An t-aos eagna umhal an chéad duais arís in 2017 . Beidh a chéad chnuasacht gearrscéalta seolta ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge.
Hailing from Belfast, Seán Ó Muireagáin has spent 35 years working in the Irish-medium sector in the six counties, as an activist, as an infant school and a primary school teacher and, in the past 20 years, as an Advisory Officer. He writes poetry, short stories, tales and songs. The "An Giorria Éireannach" won the first prize in the Manchester Writing Competition in 2015 and Seán again won the first prize in 2017 with "An t-aos eagna umhal". His first short story collection will be launched by Oireachtas na Gaeilge.
Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased on the night.
Thursday 25th October, 8:00pm; Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL
The results of the 2018 Manchester Irish Language Writing Prize will be announced after the book reading event.
This year again there will be two categories, poetry and Short story and entries are open to all. The judging panel will consist of MILG members along with this years guest head judge, poet Seán Ó Muireagáin.
Visit the competition page for further information including the rules and entry details.
Thursday 25th October, 9:00pm; Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL