Is it About a Bicycle? – Rosaleen McDonagh

Is It About A Bicycle - Rosaleen McDonagh and Teri Cross Davis

Solas Nua presents:
Is it About a Bicycle?: Writers in Conversation 

Writer Rosaleen McDonagh in conversation with Teri Cross Davis.

In association with Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University.

• This event took place on Sunday September 25, 3 PM ET / 8 PM IST •

Is it About a Bicycle?: Writers in Conversation is an online series presented by Solas Nua that brings together contemporary Irish writers or writers based in Ireland, with leaders and experts from a variety of sectors to explore their shared interests across disciplines. The title comes from Flann O’Brien’s classic comic novel, The Third Policeman, a meandering tale about the nature of time, death, and the absurdity of human existence.

Dr Rosaleen McDonagh is a playwright, academic, social worker, feminist, columnist for The Irish Times and a member of Aosdána. She is a Traveller woman with a disability. Originally from Sligo, she is the fourth eldest in a family of twenty children. Her plays include The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, Rings, The Prettiest Proud Boy and Mainstream. Her most recent commissions were Walls and Windows for the Abbey Theatre and Contentious Spaces for the Project Arts Centre. Rosaleen is a board member of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and was appointed a Human Rights Commissioner in June 2020. Unsettled is her first book.

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of a more perfect Union (The 2019  Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize) and Haint (2017 Ohioana Poetry Award). She is the 2020 Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Memorial Prize winner and the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. 

Photo by Derek Speirs.

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