Leanne O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s most exciting young poets. From the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, she was educated at UCC, where she now teaches. Her first collection, Waiting for my Clothes (Bloodaxe,2004), was published when she had reached the age of 21 and traced a deeply personal journey, from the traumas of eating disorder and low self-esteem to the saving powers of love and positive awareness. She has since published three other collections with Bloodaxe Books: Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009) which won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Mining Road (2013), and A Quarter of an Hour (2018). She was awarded the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry in 2011, and received a UCC Alumni Award in 2012.
Leanne will be conducting a workshop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will be reading on Saturday.