Cristín Leach

Writer, Art Critic, Broadcaster

To the Line (mobile cube poem) 2023

To the Line is a mobile cube poem made in response to the paintings in the Big Crush series by Cork artist Deirdre Frost, exhibited at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in August 2023.

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Sunday Times Ireland Art Critic and author of the critically acclaimed memoir Negative Space (2022), about art, writing and marital breakdown, and From Ten till Dusk (2023), a collection of short stories and other forms of expanded art writing published to mark the 200th anniversary of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in Dublin.

Journalist, essayist, and broadcaster. Short fiction and creative non-fiction published in Winter Papers 3, 5 & 7 and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of Keywords series 1 and 2. Presenter of the four-part radio documentary series Ireland Portrayed (RTÉ Lyric FM, 2020) and co-presenter of the New York Festivals award-winning series Through the Canvas (RTÉ Lyric FM, 2018). Contributing writer: Irish Arts Review, RTÉ Culture, VAI VAN.

Photo credit: Clare Keogh

Upcoming Events

Maynooth University Visiting Writers Series14 Mar 2024English Department, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland

Past Events

The Water’s Way Doreen Cunningham and Alice Kinsella in conversation with Cristín Leach11 Nov 2023Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 H283, Ireland
From Ten Till Dusk: In Conversation at Dublin Book Festival09 Nov 202315 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
From Ten Till Dusk Book Launch25 Oct 202315 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Negative Space: Guest Artist Talk - Lodestar Summer School15 Aug 2023Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
In conversation: with Deirdre Frost at Kilkenny Arts Festival12 Aug 2023Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Abbey, County Westmeath, Ireland
Coffee & Chat: with Brian Dillon about his book of essays, Affinities, at West Cork Literary Festival13 Jul 2023Bantry House, Kinathfineen, County Cork, Ireland
In conversation: with John Banville about his novel, The Singularities, at West Cork Literary Festival12 Jul 2023The Maritime Hotel, The Quay, Kinathfineen, Bantry, Cork, Ireland
Negative Space: Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts25 Jun 2023Courthouse, Headfort Rd, Maudlin, Kells, County Meath, Ireland
Negative Space: MoLi First Fridays06 Jan 2023MoLi Museum of Literature Ireland
Negative Space: Dingle Literary Festival20 Nov 2022An Diseart, Chapel, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland
Negative Space: Greywood Arts Bookclub18 Oct 2022Greywood Arts, Main Street, Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland
Negative Space: ISLA Literary Festival14 Oct 2022Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin
Negative Space: West Cork Literary Festival10 Jul 2022The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland
Negative Space: Belfast Book Festival12 Jun 2022The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd, Belfast
Negative Space Dublin launch26 May 2022The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Ln, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 DK27
Negative Space Cork launch19 May 2022Dubray Books, 83-85 Patrick's Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland