Join us for the physical launch of The Pig’s Back Issue 1 & 2.
Readings from Niamh Campbell, Roisin Kiberd, Darragh McCausland and Molly Hennigan.
The Pig’s Back (named after Donegal’s Muckish mountain and for the phrase ar mhuin na muice, to be in luck) is a literary prose journal that aims to bring the rest of Ireland – and in turn, the world – to the northwest. Founded by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, it publishes short fiction and essays.
Though we have a particular interest in writing from the northwest, we are eager to read work from all across Ireland, and beyond. Our main aim is to provide opportunities for those voices who have yet to be discovered, to help them define themselves and guide them in their careers. The future will bring workshops and residencies but for now, we’re focused on the written word.
The Pig’s Back is produced by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, in association with Donegal County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Design by Frontwards Design. Edited by Dean Fee and Emily Cooper.
Admission is free but registration is required.
Darragh McCausland is a writer from Kells, County Meath. He has short fiction and essays published in The Dublin Review, The Tangerine, Gorse, Stonecutter and elsewhere. He is working on a collection of short stories and a collection of essays on the uncanny, art and memoir.
Roisin Kiberd has written essays, criticism and features for The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, The White Review, The New York Times, The Guardian and others. Her book, The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2021. She currently lives in Dublin.
Molly Hennigan contributed to the first issue of Tolka and has published non-fiction with The Stinging Fly exploring mental illness and maternal lineage. She is currently working on a collection of essays in this vein.
Niamh Campbell won the 2021 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her debut novel This Happy. Her second novel, We Were Young, is out now with Weidenfeld and Nicholson. She lives in Dublin and lectures in creative writing at UCD.