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Caoilinn Hughes in conversation with Bri Lee


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ABOUT THE EVENT:

Full of laugh-out loud wit and clear-eyed observations, The Alternatives is a story of sisterhood and belonging, of loss and connection, written with Caoilinn Hughes' trademark intelligence and razor-sharp prose.

On Tuesday the 6th August at White Bay Beer Co, join Caoilinn Hughes in conversation with Bri Lee.

Copies of The Alternatives will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with Hughes signing copies after the discussion.

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Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm or earlier for a 7pm start at White Bay Beer Co. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot!

The bar opens 6pm and closes at 9.30pm on the night of the event. Settle in and grab a drink before or after, with an incredible range of locally brewed beers and other beverages to enjoy.

White Bay has teamed up with Balmain Pizza legends Tipo 00 Balmain to take over the brewery kitchen, serving their classic pizza's along with a rotating weekly special. So why not make a full evening of it and come for dinner too? You can order before or after the event

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ABOUT THE BOOK

An unforgettable portrait of a family perched on our collective precipice, told by one of Ireland’s most gifted storytellers.

Olwen was plunged prematurely into adulthood when her parents died in tragic circumstances. She and her three younger sisters – each single, each with a PhD – are now in their thirties and leading disparate, distanced lives. Until one day Olwen, a geologist haunted by a terrible awareness of the Earth’s future, abruptly vanishes from her home.
Together for the first time in years, her three siblings descend on the Irish countryside in search of a sister who doesn’t actually want to be found. In an isolated rural bungalow, they reach into their uncommon past, confronting both old wounds and a desperately uncertain future.

Full of laugh-out loud wit and clear-eyed observations, The Alternatives is a story of sisterhood and belonging, of loss and connection, written with Caoilinn Hughes' trademark intelligence and razor-sharp prose.

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ABOUT CAOILINN HUGHES

CAOILINN HUGHES is an Irish writer and poet whose second novel, The Wild Laughter (2020) won the Encore Award 2021, was longlisted for the 2021 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, and was shortlisted for several awards including the Dalkey Emerging Writer Literary Award. Her first novel, Orchid & the Wasp (2018), won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 and shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards and the Butler Literary Award. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and is currently the Oscar Wilde Centre Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

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ABOUT BRI LEE

Bri Lee is the multi-award-winning author of Eggshell SkullBeauty and Who Gets to Be Smart. Her journalism, essays, and short stories have been published widely, and she is the creator and editor of News & ReviewsThe Work is Bri's debut novel. Bri Lee was co-host of the recent podcast 'Cool Story with Bridie Jabour.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Refunds

Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or postponed due to extenuating circumstances. Refunds are not issued within 48 hours notice of event date. Humanitix fee is nonrefundable.

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This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain and Bloomsbury  Publishing.

With thanks to our venue partner White Bay Beer Co

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