Author and artist Lynn Buckle joined us virtually from Dublin in February 2021 as part of our Imagining the City UNESCO virtual residency programme. Lynn’s short story ‘Ailbhe’s Tale’ draws inspiration from Norwich and Dublin’s shared shared histories of hidden waterways through the lens of gender, power, and place.

With contributions from UNESCO Cities of Literature representatives Liz Breslin, Dunedin, New Zealand and Valur Gunnarsson, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Read the transcript of ‘Ailbhe’s Tale’ here.

Lynn Buckle’s literary novel, The Groundsmen, was published in 2018 by époque press. Nominated for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, it was listed as Easons Best of Irish Literature and featured in a year-long book tour of Ireland and the UK. Recent work examines gender, power, and place through the lens of fictional nature and climate writing, from her own disability perspective. Her short stories and protest poetry can be found in Infinite Possibilities, Brigid, Luisne an Chleite, époque ezine, and HCE Review Vol I, Issue II.

Imagining the City brings together five writers from UNESCO Cities of Literature across the world to explore connections between Norwich and their cities; link up with local writers; and work on a range of commissions. Read more