I am delighted to announced that Meath County Council has appointed me as the Writer in Residence for 2021. The residency runs from April to December and will be managed by Meath County Council Library Service. Here’s all the info:
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. Aged 32, she is the youngest writer to be appointed the Meath Writer In Residence in the history of the progamme.
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.
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. ”