Some of Derry’s leading writers will be performing readings from their books, and discussing their work, at a special summer showcase organised by Guildhall Press in Creggan tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.
Freya McClements, Jenni Doherty, Phil Cunningham, Catherine Canning, Julieann Campbell, Charlie Herron, Eamonn Baker and Willie Deery are just some of the authors who will take part in the lunchtime event at the Hive Studio in the Ráth Mór Centre in Creggan (1 p.m.)
Playwright Dave Duggan will also be reading from his work, including his latest verse drama ‘Denizen’, which is expected to go on tour later in the year.
Wednesday’s event is the sixth and final of the Creggan Showcases series. It will take place before a live audience and all are welcome. Like previous showcases, it will be filmed, and edited highlights will be made available online.
Guildhall Press manager Paul Hippsley says he’s looking forward to the showcase performances.
“It will be wonderful to have such an illustrious – and diverse – group of authors together to celebrate their craft in Creggan and share their creativity with a live audience,” he said.
“We will have readings of poetry, drama, fiction, and local history from some of the best authors around today. For lovers of writing and verse, this will be a truly enjoyable and rewarding gathering of highly talented storytellers.”
Previous showcases have focused on sport, music, neighbourhood memories, culture and the shirt factory archive.
A DVD featuring highlights from all six showcases will be produced by Guildhall Press later in the year.