Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor is a writer, dramaturg, and creative writing teacher from Dublin. Her debut poetry collection
Liffey Swim was published by Dedalus Press in 2014 and was nominated for the Strong/Shine Award. She has been published in The Irish Times, and her other awards include a Hennessy Award and Listowel Poetry Prize. She has been described as “a poet to keep reading and listening to” by the Cordite Review, who said that “her language is fresh, erudite and engaging. Her writing future is sure to be a bright one”. 

Traynor’s second poetry collection, The Quick, is to be released by Dedalus Press in September 2018.

Festival Schedule:

Sunday, Oct 14th – 2pm to 5pm – Charley’s LG
The Lifeboat in Charley’s (hosted by Stephen Connolly)

Sunday, Oct 14th – 2.15pm – 3.15pm – Whitney Modern
Stinging Fly – 20 Years of Independent Irish Publishing (with Wendy Erskine and Declan Meade)


schedule is subject to change