Episode 1: The Weight of Love: Wednesday 4thNovember, 11am
HILARY FANNIN IN CONVERSATION WITH DERMOT BOLGER
Hilary Fannin worked as an actor throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Her first play was staged at London’s Bush Theatre and since then she has written numerous stage and radio plays. She was joint writer-in-association at the Abbey Theatre for its centenary year, 2004. She is co-creator and mentor of a playwriting course run by Fighting Words in association with the Abbey Theatre. Her acclaimed memoir Hopscotch was published by Doubleday in 2015. She began writing forThe Irish Times in 2004 and currently writes a weekly column for that paper. She was named Columnist of the Year at the 2019 News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards. Her debut novel, The Weight of Love, was published by Penguin Random House this year.
This episode begins with a poem called "Leaves" written for the the festival by Dermot Bolger and is followed by a whistle tune called "Chicago" played by David Power.
Leaves Festival of Writing & Music 2020: ‘Leaves on Air’
Funded by the Arts Office, Laois County Council
Produced & Presented by Dunamaise Arts Centre
Dunamaise Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges funding from Laois County Council and The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon