We are excited to announce Patricia Scanlan, author of The City Girl trilogy, A Time For Friends, and many other novels, as the keynote speaker for The Gathering 2022, which is organised by Age & Opportunity Arts.

As one Ireland’s best-known and most popular authors, we can’t wait to hear about Patricia’s reflections on writing and ageing.

In our first in-person Gathering since 2019, we’re bringing the Bealtaine community of organisers, artists, partners and supporters to look at different issues of diversity as they relate to older age. We’re looking forward to sharing our full line-up which includes presentations on gender balance in the arts, older LGBTQIA+ communities, intergenerational projects and the experiences of older artists.

Tickets are €10 and go on sale October 4th. Sign up to the Bealtaine newsletter to keep up to date on more announcements: https://bealtaine.ie/

Patricia Scanlan lives in Dublin. Her books, all number one bestsellers, have been translated into many languages and sold worldwide with over 1.5 million copies in Ireland alone. Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the Open Door series published by New Island.