Friday, January 29, 2010

Mia Gallagher on the Radio

I'm thrilled this weekend to be welcoming Mia Gallagher onto the Sunday Scrapbook stage - with her show - based on the theme of "Rebirth"
Mia Gallagher is a writer of literary fiction and theatre-maker based in Dublin. Her debut novel ‘HellFire’ (described as ‘a grand achievement’ by the Guardian) received international critical acclaim and the Literature Award in Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year 2007. Her short stories have been published in Ireland, the UK and the US and have won the START short fiction award as well as being nominated for a Hennessy Award. As a theatre-maker, Mia has devised/performed widely in Ireland and Europe. She has facilitated workshops in performance, storytelling, creative writing and communication skills, with groups ranging from people in prison to professional writers. Currently Writer-in-Residence with the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and Dun Laoire Rathdown Arts Office, Mia has received Arts Council funding for both literature and theatre and is a member of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild and Irish Theatre Artists.

We'll be on at 4pm as always on Liffey Sound, hope you can join us then!

9 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Looking forward to this one, Nivby. Read one Mia's stories in the stinging fly and it was very good.Heard she's a deadly brilliant reader too.

Totalfeckineejit said...

When I say stinging Fly I meant to say in the fly anthology' Let's be alone together'

It's that one with the brilliant photograph on the front cover.Taken by Ireland's foremost creative photographer.What's his name again? Oh ,yeh. Moi!

Niamh B said...

I shall be sure to ask - of all the books etc she has written in, which has been her very favourite cover.

That was a very scary & gripping story in that antho, Mia is a really great writer and reader both - should make for a good show.

Titus said...

Right. 4pm Sunday, lodge in brain, find cupboard to put children in.

Niamh B said...

Titus - in case they manage to get out - I shall, as usual, post the tape up on sundayscrapbook.blogspot.com for ya to catch up, see ya then then

Uiscebot said...

I fucking love Mia Gallagher, not in that way though, in the other way, which is the same way, only different. I'm dloading now

Niamh B said...

download will be up this evening, after the show, should be a good one :-)

Uiscebot said...

yeah i went to links for thicks and there it wasn't!

Niamh B said...

That's all uploaded now - I'm on my third uploading site, I find they slow down or give up on me after awhile - any advice on good sites to use would be gratefully recieved...
Enjoy the show anyway - she is a fantastic writer, enthralling reader, and all round fascinating interviewee.