Let the Stories be Told Launch

Date 18.10.2018 - 18.10.2018
Time 05:00 PM
Venue Galway 2020 offices
Organiser Skylight 47

One Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project gave writing groups around the county and city the opportunity to have their work published in bi-annual magazine Skylight 47.

The Let the Stories Be Told project was a special issue of the well-known Galway poetry magazine, Skylight 47, that will focused on the three main themes of Galway 2020: ‘Language’, ‘Landscape’, and ‘Migration’.

The aim of the project was to give a writing platform to groups from Galway City and County who had not previously had their work published extensively. The issue, which featured memoir, short fiction, poetry and visual art, was open to submissions from creative writing groups in Galway City and County who are under-represented in print media.

The editors worked closely with  three selected groups, providing each group with skilled creative writing facilitation. All contributors to the special issue and supplement were invited to the launch of the magazine in September 2019 to read their contribution before an invited audience.

“Several established poets have acknowledged the importance of a magazine like Skylight 47 and the pivotal role it plays in publishing the work of poets early in their career, poets who are testing the water to get their writing in print and who are trying to build up a publishing history,”

says Skylight 47’s Bernie Crawford.

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