Avid Bookshop and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts present Leontia Flynn for a reading from her books of poetry. This event will take place on Monday, March 18, 2019, from 7-8 pm in Fire Hall No. 2 beside our Prince Avenue bookshop and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the author's books to get them signed!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leontia Flynn was born in 1974 and lives in Belfast. Her first book, These Days, won the 2004 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. It was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and Flynn named as one of twenty “Next Generation” poets by the Poetry Book Society. Her second book, DRIVES, was awarded the 2008 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council Northern Ireland. Profit and Loss was Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2011. Flynn received the 17th annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy award for Irish poetry in 2013 and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund literary award in 2014. She is currently writer-in-residence at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London