TONIGHT: Dave Lordan launches new collection Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains with a little help from Kevin Nolan, Rob Doyle, Sarah Clancy and Karl Parkinson

TONIGHT: Poet Dave Lordan launches Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, his third collection of poems. The launch takes place upstairs in Toner’s Bar, Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Get lost: Dave Lordan launches Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains, his third collection of poems, tonight in Toner's of Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Get lost: Dave Lordan launches Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains, his third collection of poems, tonight in Toner’s of Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Dr. Philip Coleman, Director of M.Phil in Literatures of the Americas (2013-15) and Literary Arts Officer at Trinity College Dublin and author of the recent John Berryman’s Public Vision, introduces the work Lordan’s latest title.

Dublin poet and musician Kevin Nolan, whose excellent record Frederick & The Golden Dawn was released in September, plays a six song set, along with music from Catherine Simpson of Huegrass.

Novelist Rob Doyle and poets Sarah Clancy and Karl Parkinson will also read and Parkinson is also MC for the evening.

To whet your appetite here’s the video for Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, shot on location.

Strange Times, Strange Tellers: An Experimental Fiction Showcase

Experimental fiction workshop leader and poet Dave Lordan will MC a showcase of experimental fiction from his workshop at the Irish Writers Centre.

‘EXPERIMENTAL FICTION’: it’s a curious and a somewhat problematic term. How, one thinks, would Joyce or Calvino react to the term ‘experimental fiction’?

Then again, it’s hard to think of another term to describe a sub genre that allows for both a single workshop and a single reading environment for drama, audio and dance, short fiction and flash fiction, interactive fictions and fictions of chance.

Well, that’s what will happen on Thursday, 3rd of April at Toner’s Pub, Baggot Street, when experimental fiction workshop leader Dave Lordan leads Charlene Putney, Ray Treacy, Roisin O’Donnell, Morgan McKnight, Nadia Gativa, Tracy Hanna, Paul McGee, Jane Murray, Roisin Kennedy Foley, Andrew Devine-Rattigan and Sydney Weinberg through a night of readings.

A Q&A session will conclude the showcase of experimental fiction.