Aoibheann McCann is from Donegal. She has worked at Galway Rape Crisis Centre for fifteen years, but finally leaves her post as Executive Director this month.
She wrote the column 'Let's talk about..' for The Galway Independent, and has published several short stories in national and international literary magazines.
In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Words on Waves competition.
Celeste Augé is the author of Skip Diving (Salmon Poetry, 2014), The Essential Guide to Flight (Salmon Poetry, 2009) and the collection of short stories Fireproof and Other Stories (Doire Press, 2012). She lives in Connemara, in the West of Ireland, with her husband and son.
An artist and theatre designer from Kerry, now living in Connemara, Dolores Lyne has collaborated with several writers, most recently on 'Placing the Word', an exhibition of paintings, etchings and drawings that reunited selected prose and poetry with the Kerry landscapes that inspired them. She has work in several public and private collections and won an Irish Times Theatre Award for set design.
Elaine Feeney is considered a strong part of young political Irish writers. Feeney has published three collections of poetry: Indiscipline (2007, Maverick Press), Where’s Katie? (2010, Salmon) and The Radio was Gospel (2014, Salmon). Feeney is currently working on a production with choreographer, Liz Roche and finishing a novel. Her next collection, Rise is forthcoming.
Órfhlaith Foyle’s second short story collection titled Clemency Browne Dreams of Gin (Arlen House) was published in 2014. It was chosen as a book by The Irish Times.
Somewhere in Minnesota, (Arlen House, 2011) was her debut short fiction collection and her first novel Belios, was published by The Lilliput Press. Red Riding Hood’s Dilemma, her debut poetry collection was published by Arlen House and short-listed for the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award in 2011. Órfhlaith Foyle was born in Africa to Irish parents and now lives in Galway, Ireland.
Tom Kenny is Director of Kennys Bookshop in Galway.