Stories from Ordinary Lives
Stories of Ordinary Lives was launched on Sunday, November 18th, as part of the Dublin Book Festival, in Smock Alley Theatre. Seamus Cashman, poet and founder of Wolfhound Press, reflected on what is an ordinary life, and on how the authors’ stories, far from ordinary, bear witness of a time and place and are valuable not only to those who share those histories, but to all of us, who share a common social history.
A packed Boys’ School echoed with gasps of surprise and bursts of laughter when the nine authors read excerpts of some of their stories.
Eithne de Lacy – A Song
Frank Cullinane – The Rosary
Bernadette Spellman – Mrs Jones
Gretta Gray – Mona Floodgate
Joan O’Reilly – Cork Street Fever Hospital
Christine O’Kelly – The Heart-shaped Cake
Michael Morris – Tom Dooley
Mary Fakher-Eldin – Christmas in Jerusalem
Margarita Synnott – The Telephone