Tiger Moth and AMBIT 246 launched! This spring, Turas Press Director Liz McSkeane travelled to London for these two exciting events
Tiger Moth, launch April 7th
The publication of Tiger Moth, the haunting new poetry collection from Dublin-born, London-based Róisín Tierney, was celebrated on April 7th in the beautiful surroundings of the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square in the heart of Bloomsbury. Róisín’s friends and fellow writers from her vibrant writing community gathered together to hear her read from her magical collection, accompanied by a few words of introduction from Liz. Here is Róisín with her husband Christopher Reid. And here she again below, the proud author with her marvellous new book!
This was a great opportunity for Turas Press to connect with other writers and publishers on the London literary scene, including poet and independent publisher Charles Boyle of CB Editions ; also, the editor of Poetry London, André Naffis-Sahely and many more of Róisín’s fellow writers and friends.
A couple of weeks after the launch, Tiger Moth was very favourably reviewed in the Irish Times by the eminent poet and critic, Seán Hewitt.
In September, a selection of poems from the collection will be featured on the Eat the Storms podcast.
Reviewers who would like copies of Tiger Moth with a view to featuring the collection in a newspaper or journal article, please emailTuras Press at email@example.com.
AMBIT 246 launch March 2nd
The prestigious literary journal Ambit Magazine celebrated the launch of Issue 246 in the luxurious and slightly bohemian Martinez cocktail lounge in Soho. Liz travelled over especially, as she was honoured to have a story published in this issue! Regression Analysis is one of the stories in Liz’s forthcoming collection, What to Put in a Suitcase, which will be published by Turas Press on October 5th, 2022.
During this exciting and stimulating AMBIT launch, Liz was able to chat with some of the AMBIT team, including outgoing fiction editor Kate Pemberton, incoming editor Kirsty Allison and a host of hugely talented writers including fiction writer Emily Devane and poet Jehane Markam.
All the writers who were published in AMBIT 246, including Emily and Jehane, read extracts from their work. This photo of Liz reading from Regression Analysis really gives a flavour of the gorgeous venue and the atmosphere.
Tiger Moth and AMBIT 246 are both enormously engaging and interesting publications. Anyone who would like to check out AMBIT can get print or digital subscriptions, and also single copies, from the Ambit online shop.Tiger Moth is available from an ever-increasing network of independent bookstores around Ireland – email them or give them a call to check if they have the book in stock. If not, they can order it for you. And if you live outside Ireland, or are not close to an indie bookshop, you can always get it from the Turas Press online shop. Readers in London can get copies of Tiger Moth from the London Review Bookshop at 14 Bury Place London WC1A 2JL