This weekend the first Sunday Scrapper in a very new new year is going to be the lovely Eileen Keane. I first spotted Eileen at a 7 Towers reading in Chapters book shop and loved her style, I hope you will enjoy it too.
Eileen is a visual artist and writer, originally from Athleague, Co. Roscommon, now living in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Taught art and English at second level for many years but currently devoting herself fulltime to creative work.
She began to write seriously in 2003 and in 2004 her first short story ‘No More Flowers’ won the Cecil Day Lewis prize for fiction.
In 2009 her short story ‘Woman walking On Nassau Street’ was selected for a Pilot project as part of the Kildare arts service Literary programme to record, for broadcast, a series of new short stories by Kildare born and/or Kildare based writers.
She is a member of Clane Writer’s Group. She is currently involved in a collaborative project between the Leinster print studio and the Regional print centre, Yale College, Wrexham. This project entitled 'Le Cheile' (lecheileprintproject.blogspot.com), has seen Welsh and Irish artists collaborate on an exploration of the diversity and connections between Wales and Ireland.
Eileen is taking the theme of Visual Arts and Writing as our starting point for what'll hopefully be an inspiring new year for us all.
You'll catch us on Liffey Sound - link on the right there - live at 4pm on Sunday (9pm in Karachi) or find us soon afterwards on the Sunday Scrapbook.
Hope you all find yourselves something nice to do this evening and that next year will bring you all whatever you are hoping for, or failing that - marshmallows.