Friday, October 19th, 2018, 7pm
Roe River Books
66/67 Park Street, Dundalk, roeviverbooks.ie
On Friday, October 19th, we officially launched our first print publication at the shiny new home of the best independent bookstore in the northeast, Roe River Books Dundalk. Our publication is a small magazine that contains a look back on last year’s events with exclusive images by Vera Drebusch and Seán Hillen, amongst others, and also an outlook to the future of the corridor and new essays and stories by Garrett Carr, Evelyn Conlon, Marcel Krueger and Paul Scraton.
We were also delighted to welcome Berlin-based writer Paul Scraton to Dundalk again to launch the publication with us. Paul is a British-born writer and editor who has lived in the German capital for over a decade, and has extensively written about places, borders and European identities. His latest book ‘Ghosts on the Shore: Journeys along Germany’s Baltic coast’ (Influx Press, 2017) explores the German coast and the GDR history of his wife’s family through a partially fictionalized travelogue.
On the launch night, Paul and Marcel Krueger read from the the corridor publication, Paul introduced ‘Ghosts on the Shore’ and the panel (Roe River Book’s Tom Muckian and Anne Mager, independent curator and co-initiator of the corridor) and the audience had an engaged discussion not only on borders and Brexit but also on the role of the arts in today’s society.
The publication is available from Roe Rive Books Dundalk or here from our shop.
Photos: Joseph Carr Photography, Anne Mager
the corridor 2018 is supported by Create Louth