An Indie Afternoon with Lepus Print
In September, Lepus Print is having an Indie Afternoon to launch the press and celebrate its first two titles:
A Pinch of Snow in a Black Velvet Glove
Infused with powerful lyricism, honesty and attentiveness, Mary Branley’s, A Pinch of Snow in a Black Velvet Glove, journeys through wide-ranging terrain without ever losing sight of that most central of precincts: the human heart.
Mary Branley is a poet, writer and musician based in north Sligo. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Martin, Let Me Go and A Foot on the Tide. Closely associated with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, a children’s arts organisation and publishing house, Mary has facilitated children’s writing for over two decades and thirty-five titles.
Station to Station
Diplomat Jack Lennon is posted to Spain in 2008 as the wheels are coming off the Spanish – and Irish - property boom. On the trail of a missing Irish government minister Jack encounters a coterie of property magnates, former celebrities, desperate bankers the remnants of Ireland’s ‘wine-geese’ and Franco’s Spain.
Special Guest Speaker on the Day will be Susan McKay. Susan McKay is an author and journalist from Derry, who has lived and worked for several spells in Sligo and Leitrim. She writes for the Guardian/Observer, the London Review of Books, the New York Times and the Irish Times and has won many awards for her writing and documentaries. Her latest book, Northern Protestants - On Shifting Ground went straight into the bestsellers lists when it was published in May. The Irish Times said the book “seamlessly weaves together personal stories and political events with deep emotional intelligence…vital reading in all senses of the word” while the Independent said it was “wonderfully wise, carefully observed and beautifully written, essential reading.” Susan is currently writing a book about borders.