In Weave, eight stories inspired by the eight festivals in the wheel of the year illuminate our shared experiences and traverse our fears, intertwining older threads with contemporary spaces.
Designed to celebrate the small, the brilliant, and the beautiful, Solstice Stories is a collaborative project from Skein Press; bringing together writers and visual artists, at least one of whom is from a background traditionally underrepresented in Irish literature and the arts, these beautiful, bespoke books mark the transformation, within and without, that occurs during the solstice and the equinox.
In this second instalment, writers Deirdre Sullivan and Oein DeBhairduin explore their shared passion for storytelling, folklore and ritual through written and visual stories exploring themes of hope, growth, and possibility.
Deirdre Sullivan is an award-winning writer and teacher from Galway. She has written eight books, including Savage Her Reply, and a collection of short fiction, I Want To Know That I Will Be Okay.
Oein DeBhairduin is a writer, activist and educator with a passion for preserving the beauty of Traveller tales, sayings, retellings and historic exchanges. He is the author of the award-winning Why the moon travels and is the Traveller Culture Collections Development Officer with the National Museum of Ireland.