The Stinging Fly is celebrating Galway’s designation as a 2020 European Capital of Culture with a special issue that will explore, among other things, Galway’s identity as an Irish and European city. With a line-up of contributors that includes Galway natives tackling notions of home, and writers from further afield inspired by the pull of city and county, the issue reflects on the mundane and the mystical, the self and society, what connects us, and what flings us apart: all human life, as one will happily find streets of Galway on any given day.
The issue will be published in November 2020, with additional stories to be published on The Stinging Fly website between November 2020 and February 2021.The Stinging Fly will also host a series of online talks and readings during that time to coincide with the publication of the issue.
The issue will be on sale in bookshops around Ireland including Dubray, Kenny’s and Charlie Byrne’s in Galway. It will also be for sale on The Stinging Fly website www.stingingfly.org.
Guest Editor: Lisa McInerney
Guest Poetry Editor: Elaine Feeney