Culture Night at Charlie Bryne’s
I'll be reading from my new collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop in Galway as part of Culture Night. The event kicks off between 6pm - 9pm on Friday, 20 September 2019, and I'll be on early in the proceedings.
the magic bookshop strikes again
A new story has started writing itself in my mind. At the moment I have the opening couple of lines, with the sense of the first paragraph. I have a few hints as to what it’s all about, but it’s not ready to be written. First I have to do some research. I’ve already read a book today called The New Mind by Dr. Richard Restak–it has a subtitle to its subtitle: How the modern age is rewiring your mind: research from the frontiers of brain science. It’s written so a non-scientist like myself can easily understand the concepts, and there is plenty of fodder in that book for more…
books: an expensive and cluttering vice
It’s dangerous to walk into Charlie Byrne‘s, the second-hand bookshop in Galway; though it’s quickly followed by the joy of rambling through the many floors of Kennys. Charlie Byrne’s is one of the best second-hand bookshops in Ireland–in my biased opinion–having trawled through a fair number of them in my day. Today I came away clutching fives tomes, and grinning from ear-to-ear. Three of them are academic film books that should prove useful next year, one is a book of Scandinavian folk-tales, and the final text is the perfect source material for one of the stories I’m hacking currently. The timing is so dead-on it’s suspicious. It’s a case of…