You Spin Me Round: Essays on Music: Wendy Erskine & Aingeala Flannery

Date Thursday 06 June 2024
Time 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
PricePay What You Decide - Recommended Price £12.50

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You Spin Me Round: Essays on Music: Wendy Erskine & Aingeala Flannery


Torn ticket stubs, creased flyers and worsted wristbands: join contributors to You Spin Me Round: Essays on Music, Wendy Erskine and Aingeala Flannery, as they chat with host Glenn Patterson about the importance of music at different moments in their lives. The writers ruminate on the culture and expression of music and its impact on their creativity and writing.

If you have strong feelings on Kenny Rogers or Rod Stewart’s Hot Legs music video - this event will be more than perfect for you. 


Wendy Erskine is a Belfast-based writer. Her debut short story collection, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press and Picador. It was shortlisted for The Republic of Consciousness Prize and The Edge Hill Prize, and was longlisted for The Gordon Burn Prize. It won the Butler Literary Prize and was optioned for TV. Her second collection, Dance Move, was published in February 2022 by Stinging Fly and Picador

Aingeala Flannery is a writer and broadcaster. In 2019, her short story Visiting Hours won the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize. Her personal essays have been published by Paper Visual Art (PVA) and IMAGE magazine, and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. She was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and 2021. Her critically acclaimed debut The Amusements was published by Penguin Sandycove in 2022. It won both the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year at Listowel Writers’ Week and the John McGahern Prize in association with the University of Liverpool. Aingeala is deputy publisher of The Dublin Review and the producer/presenter of The Dublin Review Podcast. She holds an MA in Journalism from Dublin City University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin. She is the Arts Council Writer in Residence at Dublin City University.

Glenn Patterson is the author of ten novels. His most recent book is Two Summers, a pair of novellas set over two pivotal summers in the lives of two young men from Belfast. He has written plays for Radio 3 and Radio 4 and is the co-writer of Good Vibrations (BBC Films/The Works), an award-winning movie based on the life of Belfast punk impresario Terri Hooley. He is the Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's.


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