SEVEN TOWERS AND THE LOFT BOOKSHOP
PRESENTS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME READING
ORAN RYAN AND PATRICK CHAPMAN
WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL 2012 AT 1.15 PM LOFT BOOKSHOP TWISTED PEPPER MIDDLE ABBEY STREET.
Oran Ryan is a novelist, poet and playwright from Dublin. His poetry, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in magazines worldwide. His novels, The Death of Finn. (GO HERE ) He is also the author of Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger . Both Books were published in 2006, and One Inch Punch, his third novel, is to be published in 2012. Oran will be reading from his forthcoming novel at this lunchtime event.
Patrick Chapman is an Irish poet, author and scriptwriter born in 1968. He lives in Dublin. His poetry collections are Jazztown, (Raven Arts Press, 1991), The New Pornography, (Salmon Poetry, 1996), Breaking Hearts And Traffic Lights, (Salmon Poetry, 2007) and A Shopping Mall on Mars, (BlazeVOX, 2008). His collection of stories is The Wow Signal, (Bluechrome, 2007). He wrote the Doctor Who audio drama, Fear of the Daleks, (Big Finish, 2007), starring Wendy Padbury as Zoe and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. Mark J. Thompson directed.
Chapman’s first film script, Burning The Bed, was based on his published short story, which appeared in The Irish Times in 2001. It was directed by Denis McArdle in 2003 for Songway Films/Fantastic Films; and starred Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen. Burning The Bed was a prizewinner at the 2004 Worldfest film festival in Houston, Texas, and was named Best Narrative Short at the DeadCenter film festival in Oklahoma City.
His fifth poetry collection, The Darwin Vampires is available for purchase here.