2pm Book tickets
|Date||Sun 8 Oct, 2023, 2pm|
|Location||Hawk's Well Theatre|
Lepus Print is an independent publisher based in the northwest committed to connecting with readers in creative ways. Our vision is one of inclusivity, equality, and diversity. To celebrate the launch of two new titles, Love These Days and Sparks from the Flagstones: Irish Folk Traditions & Calendar Customs, Lepus Print welcomes everyone to our third Indie Afternoon with the Hawk’s Well Theatre for a free event...
Lepus Print is delighted to announce a ‘vivid and compelling’ new novel from author Brian Leyden - LOVE THESE DAYS.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Tara Leonard returns after seven years abroad as a humanitarian aid worker to the island where she grew up on the northwest coast of Sligo. Having fled Creevy Island after a wounding marital breakup, she is back only to finalise her divorce. But as her stay on Creevy unexpectedly lengthens, events build to a dangerous reckoning where every ounce of her resourcefulness is tested.
PRAISE FOR LOVE THESE DAYS
“This story of loves lost and found on a western island is written witha sense of place that will stay with you long after you have finished.”
— Niall Williams and Christine Breen, authors of In Kiltumper
“I was hooked by page two.” — Martina Devlin
“In a novel with trenchant things to say about the harm we do ourselves by keeping quiet, the clear, crisp, and evocative language of Love These Days carries the reader forward at a breath-taking pace. Add its marvelous painterly evocation of the seascapes and landscapes of the west of Ireland, and ‘what you get is a perfect gem of a book; hard, bright and immaculate.” — Carlo Gébler
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Leyden is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Home Place, the story collection, Sweet Old World: New and Selected Stories, and the novels Death & Plenty and Summer of ’63. His work for radio includes the documentaries, No Meadows in Manhattan, Even the Walls Were Sweatin’, and An Irish Station Mass. He co-wrote the feature film, Black Ice, which was acquired by Netflix. He also scripted, The Sheemore Ambush video for the Decade of Commemorations, and the Famine Attic Memorial audio installation for the Workhouse, Carrick-on-Shannon. His work for the stage includes, Old Flames and Remember Me. Writer, Bernard MacLaverty, has described his work as ‘life remembered with precision and love’.
Lepus Print is also delighted to announce Sparks from the Flagstones: Irish Folk Traditions & Calendar Customs by Edwina Guckian (with illustrations by Andrea Rossi).
Edwina Guckian vividly brings to life folk traditions and calendar customs of the Ireland in which she grew up in rural County Leitrim. She shares her most treasured personal memories and experiences of familiar and not-so-familiar folk beliefs, cures and superstitions along with the traditions related to the seasonal fire-festival and quarter-day celebrations at Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lunasa. Sparks from the Flagstones is beautifully and joyfully illustrated by Andrea Rossi.
The event is free (an online booking fee may apply of €1).