Bloomsday Reading at Lilliput Press

 Reading at Lilliput Press with Rosita Sweetman (right), Gary Jermyn (far right).

Reading at Lilliput Press with Rosita Sweetman (right), Gary Jermyn (far right).

When I was handed pizza and wine on arrival, I knew myself and Lilliput Press were going to have a lot in common! 

Last night was a really successful and fun event. I was honoured to meet Rosita Sweetman and even more thrilled to find out that Chupi, my number one fave Irish designer, is her daughter! Women running the world! 

Another happy coincidence was finally getting to chat with Anna Walsh, a fellow graduate of the MA in Creative Writing in UCD. I love seeing the MA graduates doing well. I read one of Anna's poems a couple of years ago for a workshop I led at UCD. I loved the poem she submitted but didn't get to meet Anna on the day. So nice when all the little threads come together.

All of the readers did a fantastic job. I enjoyed seeing Sam Coll read, who once wandered into my basement flat in Portobello barefoot and padded what looked like soot over the floors. Barely recognised him with his shoes on :)

Looking forward to more Lilliput events in the future, and big thanks to everyone there for organising such a fun and interesting evening. More photos of the night to come.