Brian Leydon is a novelist, short story writer, memoirist, screenwriter and editor. He has written extensively about his home area for RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany. His current publication is Sweet Old World: New & Selected Stories.
Thomas McCarthy is winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the O’Shaughnessy Prize for Poetry as well as the Ireland Funds Annual Literary Award. He is a former Editor of Poetry Ireland Review and The Cork Review.
Tony Walsh, known as Longfella, is one of the UK’s most renowned performance poets and a respected writer, workshop leader and community organiser.