|Máire Bradshaw is the Publisher and Managing Director of Bradshaw Books. Bradshaw Books began life as the Cork Women’s Poetry Circle in 1985. Her career over the past 25 years has seen her represent Ireland at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing (China) in 1995, and serve on the boards of the Woman of Europe Award and the Irish Council of the European Movement. In 1991, she was commissioned to write the Presidential Poem for the inauguration of Mary Robinson as the first woman President of Ireland. Other poetry credits include high time for all the marys (1991), Instinct (1988), Eurydice (1992), and L’Imaginaire Irlandais (1998). She has edited a number of literary anthologies, including Wise Women – A Portrait (1998), Herstory and Triskel Poets 4. She has appeared on Renne TV, CNN, RTE and BBC 1.|
Kathy D’Arcy was poet in residence for Tigh Fili from 2012-2014. She is currently engaged in a Creative Writing PhD in University College Cork for which she received an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Award. Her topic is a poetic exploration of Irish women’s poetry in the early years of the state using long experimental poem-sequences. Her poetry collections ‘Encounter’ and ‘The Wild Pupil’ were published by Lapwing and Bradshaw Books respectively. She originally qualified as a medical doctor.
|Eugene O’Connell was the Editor of the Cork Literary Review. Born in Kiskeam in north-west Cork in 1951, he has published three collections of poems, including One Clear Call (Bradshaw) and Diviner (Three Spires Press). His book of translations, Flying Blind (from the Latvian, by Guntar Godins), was published by Southword Editions, as part of the Cork European City of Culture translation series in 2005. His work has been read internationally, most recently at the Shanghai Expo 2010 as part of the Munster Literature Centre / Shanghai Writers literature exchange. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Irish Times. He is currently working on a book of memoirs , entitled A Far Country, and a new poetry collection.|
|Louise Gould is a PR Administrator and Marketing Assistant at Tigh Fili. A graduate of University College Cork, Louise has worked in PR and Marketing in a variety of arts organisations, particularly in the Everyman Palace Theatre for over a decade. Here she gained invaluable insights into the world of theatre as she worked on aspects of light and sound, costume and set designs for many shows. Louise has worked on music videos as well as short movies.
However, it is in the publishing industry where her real passion lies and Louise hopes to build on her work experience within the industry here at Tigh Fili.
|Agnieszka Kapela. A graduate of University of Life Sciences in Warsaw, Agnieszka has an interest in bookkeeping, marketing and social media. She has worked in variety of roles before. With Tigh Filí team she wants to gain experience in arts environment.|