Quiet History: Marianne Lee and Clodagh Finn In Conversation

Authors Marianne Lee and Clodagh discuss how research and fiction illuminate lesser known women’s history and why it’s important to do so.

Wednesday 20 January, 7pm

Platform: Zoom

Join Marianne and Clodagh for this discussion on how both research and fiction illuminate lesser known women’s history and why it is so important to do so.
Marianne Lee's debut novel A Quiet Tide fuses fact and fiction to share the story of Ellen Hutchins; Ireland's first female botanist. Cataloguing over a thousand species of seaweed and plants from her native Bantry Bay Ellen was a major contributor to nineteenth-century scientific discovery but remains relatively unknown. Clodagh Finn's Through Her Eyes: A New History of Ireland in 21Women features a chapter on Ellen alongside a range of pioneering and groundbreaking Irish women whose contributions have been forgotten or overlooked. Marianne and Clodagh will be discussing how both research and fiction illuminate lesser known women’s history and why it is so important to do so.

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Marianne Lee grew up in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and now lives in Dublin with her husband.
She has a degree in Visual Communications from the National College of Art and Design and an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin.
Marianne works as a designer and copywriter and has published a selection of poetry as well as self-recorded an album of music.
 She sings Bach and paints landscapes. A Quiet Tide is her first novel.


Clodagh Finn is the author of Through Her Eyes: a history of Ireland in 21 women(2019) and A Time to Risk All, a biography of Mary Elmes(2017), the so-called Irish Oskar Schindler.
She has worked as a columnist, sub-editor and feature writer for several newspapers, including the Irish Examiner and the Irish Independent and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris.
She has a degree in French and Archaeology from UCD and is particularly interested in writing about overlooked stories from history.

 
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