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Leanne O’Sullivan comes from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork and has published three collections of poetry, all from Bloodaxe Books, including Waiting for my Clothes (2004), Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009), and The Mining Road (2013). The winner of several of Ireland's Poetry competitions in her early 20s (including the Seacat, Davoren Hanna and RTE Rattlebag Poetry Slam), she was most recently given the Ireland Chair of poetry Bursary Award in 2009, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish poetry in 2011, and she received a UCC Alumni Award in 2012. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at University College Cork.
Leanne will be on tour of the USA throughout the month of April, travelling to Missoula and Butte, Montana as well as other states, performing at several venues.
The Boston Beara Society is delighted that Leanne has accepted our invitation as special guest at our 2017 annual gathering to be held on Sunday April 23rd , from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
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