Debut Voices: Sinéad Gleeson

Reading and conversation



Thu, Mar 26, 2020



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles.

How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? 

How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? 

In the powerful essays in Constellations, Sinéad Gleeson does those very things. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing. Join the author as she takes us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance.

Reading and conversation with the author moderated by Rachel Syme, with reception to follow.

Please note the date change: this event has been moved from March 24 at 8pm to March 26 at 7:30pm.

“Moving, insightful, beautiful.”—The Irish Times

“Outstanding . . . demands to be heard.”—Observer

“A beautiful and important collection of essays."—Colum McCann





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