Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to welcome Claire-Louise Bennett as the TBG+S Writer 2016. The TBG+S Writer Commission aims to expand ideas around writing about art. TBG+S has commissioned Bennett to write a piece of short fiction inspired by each of the exhibitions in the gallery programme. The series of short essays will be available online and in the gallery.
The first in the series A Very Moving Speech is written in response to the film The Hopeless End of a Great Dream by Declan Clarke.
Download Essay #1 A Very Moving Speech by Claire-Louise Bennett clicking the link below:
'Essay #1 A Very Moving Speech'
Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire and studied literature and drama at the University of Roehampton, before moving to Ireland. Her short fiction and essays have been published in The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The White Review, Gorse, and elsewhere. She was awarded the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and has received bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway City Council. Her debut book, Pond, was published by The Stinging Fly (Ireland) and Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) in 2015, and will be published by Riverhead (US) in summer 2016.