On Wednesday, 18th May 2022, we had the official launch of the “Speaking Words” book, an anthology of written work centred around social isolation. The entire collection is penned by people that used Shine services throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns. The book also includes photographs taken by Dublin Resource Centre Photography Club.
As we had people submitting work from all over Ireland, we felt it was best to do an online event. This way anyone in Ireland could attend it. We recorded the launch for those who missed it or wished to watch back on the event.
We thank all the speakers at the launch, which included:
– Nicola Byrne, Shine CEO
– Mary Cregan, author of “The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery.”
– Patricia McKeever, Shine Resource Centre Team Leader
– Malachi McCoy, Coordinator of Shine Dublin Resource Centre
We also thank everyone that made this book possible, from all of the writers and photographers, to all the Shine staff involved, author Brian Keenan, as well as to the graphic design and video production companies.