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Centre for Creative Arts & Media hosts Culture Night (19 Sept)

Readings by emerging writers Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan

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Monday, September 8, 2014

A reading and discussion by two exciting and emerging Irish writers Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan will take place in GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM), Wellpark Road, Galway, on Friday 19 September, 5pm to 6.30pm, as part of Culture Night 2014.

The readings takes place in the magnificent library in the heart of the CCAM campus, one of Galway’s hidden architectural gems designed by architects de Blacam & Meagher.

The writers’ primary degrees and foundational creative education emerges from their art college experiences. Sara Baume studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and completed the MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin. She was born in Lancashire in 1984 and grew up in Co Cork. She won the 2014 Davy Byrnes short story award, and her short stories have been published in the Moth, the Stinging Fly and the Irish Independent as part of the Hennessy New Irish Writing series.

Her reviews and articles on visual art and books have also appeared online and in print. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, will be published by Tramp Press next year.

Maeve Mulrennan received a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Limerick School of Art & Design, a H.Dip in Arts Policy from NUI Galway, MA Visual Art Practices from IADT Dun Laoghaire and most recently a Diploma in English Literature, German and Sociology & Politics from NUI Galwa. She has published articles and reviews in the Visual Artists' Newsletter, Circa Magazine, Billion and Paper Journal of Visual Art and Engage: The International Journal of Visual Art and Gallery Education.

Her short fiction has been published in Wordlegs, the Galway Review and the Doire Press Chapbook Competition. She is head of Visual Art & Education in Galway Arts Centre, Ireland and current Chairperson of Tulca Festival of Visual Art. She lectures on the MA in Arts Policy in Huston School of Film and Digital Media. She has also curated the residency 'Public House' in Kildare

Sarah Searson, Head of the GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media, says the Institute is delighted to open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2014. “Culture Night has gone from strength to strength since it was first launched in Dublin in 2006, and is now an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. We invite you to attend this free event which takes place here in our visually stunning architecturally designed library here in the heart of our campus”.

“Congratulations to the Galway City and County Councils for their extensive work in co-ordinating these excellent cultural events.” adds Ms Searson.

To book a place at the GMIT Culture Night 2014 event, please email ccam@gmit.ie

See images of the architecturally designed library in GMIT’s CCAM: http://gmitccam.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/faculty/

Writer Sara Baume who will read as part of Culture Night, taking place in the Centre for Creative Arts & Media library.

Writer Sara Baume who will read as part of Culture Night, taking place in the Centre for Creative Arts & Media library.

Writer Sara Baume who will read as part of Culture Night, taking place in the Centre for Creative Arts & Media library.