Wednesday 16 August, 6:30pm
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is delighted to present a reading by Gavin Corbett and Claire- Louise Bennett. The writers will be introduced by Susan Tomaselli, founder and editor of gorse journal.
These two outstanding writers have been commissioned by TBG+S in an experimental programme that aims to support different kinds of writing about art. Gavin Corbett is TBG+S’ third commissioned writer. Claire Louise Bennett was the commissioned writer in 2016 and, Sara Baume in 2015. For this programme writers are invited to write short pieces – taking their own tack, fictional or otherwise – in response to the five gallery exhibitions that take place over the course of a year. The writings are published on our website and available in our Gallery.
Claire-Louise Bennett and Gavin Corbett are writers of immense talent. They are part of a new generation of Irish writers gaining international recognition for the new-found vitality of their writing – pushing boundaries in contemporary, experimental fiction. Claire-Louise Bennett has been praised for her ambitious, imaginative and innovative prose. Jial Tolento of the New Yorker praised her debut Pond, calling it ‘a work of fiction that will make you feel pleasantly insane’. Matthew Adams, of the Guardian, called Gavin Corbett ‘one of the most inventive and beguiling writers of contemporary fiction’. The Irish Times, in praise of his latest novel, Green Glowing Skull, called it ‘a blizzard of imaginative energy… prose sings on every page – while it slips its strangeness in.’
Free Admission, booking is essential: www.templebargallery.com/