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Representing Dublin, Ireland as UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence at the National Centre for Writing, Norwich, UK 2021. Sharing writers’ worlds, a collaboration of UNESCO Cities of Literature in Ireland, England, Iceland, Scotland, New Zealand, and Poland. See Imagining the City

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Irish author Lynn Buckle attended school near Bristol before studying at Warwick University, Camberwell School of Art, and NUI Maynooth in Co Kildare. She has lived in Ireland for over thirty years, teaching, painting, writing, and campaigning for social justice. A tutor at The Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, she delivers a variety of courses and talks on Greek mythology, art, art history, contemporary literature, domestic violence, nature and climate writing, and the art of protest writing. Recent work examines the intersections of gender, power, and place through the lens of her own disability perspective and eco concerns. She has been described as ‘a fierce and fearless new voice in Irish writing’ (June Caldwell) for her frank social observations and psychological insights.

PUBLICATIONS

What Willow Says by Lynn Buckle, Epoque Press, May 2021

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A deeply affecting love song to the bogs. A powerful moving book, as much poetry as prose … soak up its rich waters and you will never look at the world, or deafness, in the same way again,’ Irish Independent

Sharing stories of myths, legends and ancient bogs, a deaf child and her grandmother experiment with the lyrical beauty of sign language. Learning to communicate through their shared love of trees, they find solace in the shapes and susurrations of leaves in the wind. A poignant tale of family bonding and the quiet acceptance of change. Listen to a reading here, with subtitles

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Author Niamh Boyce interviews Lynn on behalf of County Laois Libraries to learn more about What Willow Says. Read the interview here

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The Groundsmen by Lynn Buckle, Epoque Press, Sept 2018 debut literary novel

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Listen to a reading from The Groundsmen;

Why Is Mythology Having a Moment? Lynn Buckle The Irish Times

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Violence in Literature. Lynn Buckle The Irish Times

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A Writer’s Experience of Covid-19. Lynn Buckle The Irish Times

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Brigid; A Poetry Anthology, March 2020 20200228_215936

Infinite Possibilities: An Anthology TU Dublin, Feb 2020 award-winning short stories

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Watch and listen to Idle Woman of the Grand Canal, from Infinite Possibilities;

Town Crier; a short story by Lynn Buckle, published Oct 2020, epoque press ezine

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Literary Collage and Polyphonic Voice; a short article on literary technique by Lynn Buckle, published Oct 2020, epoque press ezine

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An Exercise in Humiliation, by Lynn Buckle, HCE Review, Vol II, Issue I, Oct 2017, p156, UCD Press (Dublin)

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Luisne an Chleite – a Kildare Collective Wordsmiths anthology, Kildare CoCo Arts, Oct 2018

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AWARDS

UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence at the National Centre for Writing, Norwich 2021

The John Hewitt Society Bursary 2018

Greywood Arts Carers’ Writing Bursary Award and Residency 2018/19

Short-listed Red Line Short Story Award 2019

FORTHCOMING / WORKS IN PROGRESS

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Movement Arachne Press Anthology of poetry and short stories 2021

Pamphlet; UNESCO Cities of Literature Writers in Residence 2021

While Yet My Days by Lynn Buckle – literary novel

#TreesOfBallydermotBogs – blog on a transitioning landscape

Letters to India – mocku correspondences WIP

Bogga – literary novel WIP

MEMBERSHIPS

Irish Writers Centre

Wordsmiths Writing Group

Indulge in Writing Group

Teaching Council of Ireland   Registered Further Education tutor

AONTAS,    NALA

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