Fringe Festival: Fred Johnston will read at The Bridge Mills
AS PART OF GALWAY’S Fringe Festival (12th-30th July, 2012) novelist, poet and critic FRED JOHNSTON will read from his work at The Bridge Mills, Galway, on Friday, July 20th, at 3pm. Admission free. Reading with him is Mary Dempsey and music is by guitarist Paul Mulligan. Fred Johnston was born in Belfast and educated there and Toronto, Canada. A journalist for some years, he received a Hennessy Literary Award in 1972 for prose and was a co-founder, with Neil Jordan and Peter Sheridan, of the Irish Writers’ Co-operative. In 1986 he founded Galway’s annual Cúirt festival of literature and is Director of the Western Writers’ Centre, Galway. Recipient of several literature awards over the years, including the Prix de l’Ambassade, and was Writer in Residence to the Princess Grace Irish Library at Monaco, in 2004. He teaches Creative Writing as part of the Continued Learning Programme of NUI,Galway. His most recent publication is a second collection of short stories, ‘Dancing In The Asylum,’ (Parthian, Wales.) Writing in French, his poetry has appeared widely in France as well as elsewhere in English. He has lived for over thirty years in Galway city and is also a musician.