3.15pm – 4pm
Meet Emer Martin & Helena Mulkerns
Emer Martin is an Irish novelist, painter and film-maker who has also lived in Paris, London, the Middle East, and the United States. Her first novel, Breakfast in Babylon, described the life of a young Irishwoman in the Parisian underworld and won Book of the Year at the 1996 Listowel Writers’ Week. Wikipedia
Helena Mulkerns has worked as a freelance journalist, editor and photographer and as a Press Officer with UN Peacekeeping. Her short fiction has been published internationally and award-nominated in Ireland and the United States.
Her first book, the themed short story collection FERENJI is available from her website, here.
4pm – 5pm
Meet Imelda O’Reilly and Fintan Kelly
Imelda O’Reilly is an independent writer, filmmaker and producer and a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA film program. Her award winning film Bricks, Beds and Sheep’s Heads was a Student Academy Award Nominee and has shown internationally at over 30 film festivals. As a commissioned writer her work has been developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, and at residencies with New York Theatre Workshop (at Vassar College) Voice and Vision Envision Retreat (at Bard College) and Ucross Foundation (in Clearmont, Wyoming). Her work has been performed at BAM Café, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mabou Mines, Theatre for the New City and at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. Find out more here
Fintan began acting 4 years ago with Enniscorthy Drama Group and performed in no less than 12 productions with them! He made his feature film debut last year in Gerald Walsh’s critically acclaimed ‘Release‘ which premiered at last years Galway Film Fleadh and has landed featured roles in HBO series Game Of Thrones and the Syfy series Krypton. He has studied at the Irish Film Academy, Limelight, Feature Film School and with award winning Irish director Terry McMahon. He is currently touring the country with the one man show Howie the Rookie by Mark O Rowe. REad more about Fintan Kelly here
Short Film: Ignatius
‘Ignatius’ tells the tale of Ignatius Doyle, a family man and local politician, who is respected by all and the film gives us an insight into a day in his life. A family drama, this film includes sensitive subject matter which some viewers may find disturbing. Written and directed by Fintan Kelly, the film boasts an entirely local cast including Gemma Delaney, Kate Breen, Rónán P Byrne, Paul O Reilly, Niall Holohan, Sheelagh Delaney, Liam Doyle, Lorraine Kelly, Fintan Kelly and introducing Jennifer and Mary Kelly, and was shot entirely in Enniscorthy