Matt & Lorraine Launch New Books During Writers’ Week


On Thursday June 1st The Seanchai Centre in Listowel will be the setting for the Launch of ’The Singing Woods’ by Matt Mooney and ’From Doll House Windows’ by Lorraine Carey. The event will commence at 12 noon and all are welcome to attend.

The Singing Woods by Matt Mooney

The title poem of Matt Mooney’s collection, The Singing Woods, was written after a near miss on a motorway. His earlier collections include Droving, Falling Apples and Earth to Earth in 2015. Born in Galway Matt has lived and taught in Listowel since 1966. The Collection will be launched by Éamon Ó Murchú.
“The Singing Woods is a book of great beauty; and out of a great wise calm.”  Thomas McCarthy

From Doll House Windows by Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey’s debut collection From Doll House Windows is unflinching in its
narrative. It moves between playing in the beautiful castle ruins of her native Greencastle and navigating the trials of adolescence, adulthood and motherhood. Travelling and living abroad strongly influenced her early work. The poems in this collection are raw, relevant, profound and are uncompromising in their honesty.  The Collection will be launched by Sean Lyons.