Doomscrolling: Roisin Kiberd in Conversation with Ian Maleney
As part of Lasta 2021
Roisin Kiberd has mined the darkest parts of the internet with humour, and existential dread. Her writing, like the internet itself, makes it hard to look away.
In this conversation, Roisin and Ian will be diving into life with the internet, how they intersect with each other, and how it all relates to writing, identity and culture.
Roisin Kiberd has written essays and features for the Stinging Fly, the Dublin Review, Winter Papers, the White Review, the Guardian and Vice, among other places. Her first book, The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet was published by Serpent's Tail in 2021.
In The Disconnect, released this year, Roisin examines what it is to live in an age when all the guys she meets on bumble want to talk about is the apocalypse; what it is to have spent more time with her laptop than with any human alive.
Ian Maleney’s writing has been published in the Irish Times, The Guardian, Esquire, and the New Statesman. He produces the podcasts ‘The Stand with Eamon Dunphy’ and ‘Crimeworld with Nicola Tallant’ and is the editor of ‘Fallow Media’. His collection of essays, Minor Monuments, was published in 2019 by Tramp Press.
This event is part of Lasta, an exciting programme of events curated by young people from eight NASC Network venues across the country. Running from 11-20 June 2021, Lasta is presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh - a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council.
Click here to view our full line-up of events for Lasta.
The participating NASC Network venues are:
Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).
Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.
Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.
For more information on Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh go to brighteningair.com