Thurs 5th Nov
8pm Dorrians Hotel


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Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor

For this year's Allingham Lecture, we have commissioned Jessica Traynor, poet and Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, to explore the connections between William Allingham and William Butler Yeats.

Jessica Traynor is the Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Since graduating with an MA in Creative Writing from UCD in 2008, she has worked for the Abbey and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh as an arts administrator, poet and dramaturg. She teaches creative writing through the Big Smoke Writing Factory and the Irish Writers Centre. She won the Hennessy New Writer of the Year Award 2013 and the Hennessey Emerging Poet Award in the same year. Her first book of poems, Liffey Swim, is available from