Meath County Council Library Service Writer in Residence scheme 2021- Appointment


Meath County Council Library Service Writer in Residence scheme 2021- Appointment

author Fiona Sherlock
Pictured at the announcement with Fiona was Cathaoirleach Cllr. David Gilroy, Ciaran Mangan, County Librarian, Maedhbh Rogan-McGann, Senior Executive Librarian, Barry Lynch, Director of Service and Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive.

Meath County Council is pleased to announce that local author Fiona Sherlock has been appointed as Writer in Residence for 2021. The residency runs from April to December and will be managed by Meath County Council Library Service. The Writer in Residence programme is a key element of Meath’s Creative Ireland Strategy.

Fiona Sherlock is a crime writer from Bective in Meath and released two murder mysteries during the lockdown. Preserved, a modern murder mystery is out now, published by Poolbeg. Twelve Motives for Murder is an immersive murder mystery experience published in audio and ebook by Hodder Studios. She creates murder mystery games for Zoom and in real life. She also writes poetry and is mammy to two small children. 

Ms Sherlock will engage with a wide range of audiences during her residency and will host a series of public workshops and events, including two events for children and young adults for this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg festival.

Welcoming her appointment, Fiona Sherlock said: "I'm just delighted with my appointment as this year's Meath-Writer-in-Residence. Through the pandemic, Meath Library has excelled in providing online resources for library users, and as society reopens, I look forward to working with them to deliver events online and in person, where restrictions allow. As we collectively process the trauma of the pandemic, it's a very exciting time to undertake this role, supporting the reading and writing communities in Meath. The written word is a hugely powerful tool, which helps us discover new ideas, escape and learn about ourselves as people."