Duration 60 Mins

The notion of ‘home’ is at the very heart of the Irish psyche. How do we meet this current moment of crisis with compassion, practicality, and resources? Join Kieran Yates, author of All the Houses I’ve Ever Lived In, and Katriona O’Sullivan, author of Poor, (Biography of the Year and Listeners Choice Award, Irish Book Awards) as they discuss, with Sarah Clancy, what home means to them, how they approach writing social commentary, memoir, journalism and stories, and what they’ve learned along the way.



Author Biographies

Dr Katriona O’Sullivan is an associate professor in the faculty of science in Maynooth University, a psychologist and memoirist. Her first book, Poor, debuted at #1 on the Irish Non-Fiction bestseller list. The book, a memoir of growing up in extreme poverty, describes the far-reaching impact of childhood poverty. As one of 5 children in a home shaped by her parents’ heroin addiction, Katriona’s story chronicles her journey from poverty, teenage pregnancy, homelessness to graduating with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and becoming an award-winning lecturer whose work challenges barriers to education.

Kieran Yates is the author of All The Houses I’ve Ever Lived In and a journalist.

Event Location

An Taibhdhearc

19 Middle St, Galway, H91 RX76

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The main auditorium is step free, and there are accessible toilet facilities. There are two accessible parking spaces either end of Middle Street and three spaces on Saint Augustine Street opposite. There is a Loop system. HEPA filter will be in use