|Máire Bradshaw is the Publisher and Managing Director of Bradshaw Books. Bradshaw Books began life as the Cork Women’s Poetry Circle in 1985. Her career over the past 25 years has seen her represent Ireland at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing (China) in 1995, and serve on the boards of the Woman of Europe Award and the Irish Council of the European Movement. In 1991, she was commissioned to write the Presidential Poem for the inauguration of Mary Robinson as the first woman President of Ireland. Other poetry credits include high time for all the marys (1991), Instinct (1988), Eurydice (1992), and L’Imaginaire Irlandais (1998). She has edited a number of literary anthologies, including Wise Women – A Portrait (1998), Herstory and Triskel Poets 4. She has appeared on Renne TV, CNN, RTE and BBC 1.|
|Kathy Darcy is Writer in Residence for 2012/13. Her first collection, Encounter, was published by Lapwing in 2010. She has worked as a doctor and a teacher, and is currently involved in youth work with homeless teenagers in Cork. She is also a playwright, and her first play, Retreat, was performed in the Granary Theatre in 2008. This is My Constitution, a piece D’Arcy has compiled from archive material she found during research for her PhD on Irish women poets, is touring to venues around the country after a successful opening run during the Trash Culture Revue in Cork last year. D’Arcy runs creative writing courses for young people, and with UCC’s Centre for Adult Continuing Education, and teaches on UCC’s MA in Women’s Studies programme. She has been a frequent guest on RTE Radio One’s arts show Arena last year, and the performance group of four women poets of which she is a member, Catch the Moon, will appear at the 2011 Cork and Durrow Literary Festivals. She is also involved as an actor and workshop facilitator in Masterwork Studio’s theatre-for-schools programme.|
|Laura Brett is the Eurochild Project Coordinator and Social Media/PR Manager in Tigh Filí Cultural Centre. She has an avid interest in children’s Literature and is currently undertaking a Masters in Children’s Literature at St Patricks College, Dublin.Laura has also created her own picture book story, due to be published in 2013. She previously worked as an Assistant Librarian in Laois for a number of years, most notably as manager of Abbeyleix Library and Art Gallery. Her resume also includes managing an ebooks project at NUIM, working as an IT Programmer and working as a library assistant at CIT.|
Emer Duane is Projects Manager for Bradshaw Books. A graduate of University College Cork, Emer has worked in logistics, marketing, and development in a variety of contexts and countries. She began working with Bradshaw Books – Tigh Filí in November 2011.
Bernadette Greenan is an editorial intern and events manager at Bradshaw Books. She has a Masters in English Literature from UCD and has previously worked as a teacher and a journalist while building on her work experience within the publishing industry. Along with being Bradshaw Books Events Manager and part-time editorial assistant, she also works closely with its Social Media team while offering added support to the Tigh Fili Arts Centre.
|Eugene O’Connell is the Editor of the Cork Literary Review. Born in Kiskeam in north-west Cork in 1951, he has published three collections of poems, including One Clear Call (Bradshaw) and Diviner (Three Spires Press). His book of translations, Flying Blind (from the Latvian, by Guntar Godins), was published by Southword Editions, as part of the Cork European City of Culture translation series in 2005. His work has been read internationally, most recently at the Shanghai Expo 2010 as part of the Munster Literature Centre / Shanghai Writers literature exchange. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Irish Times. He is currently working on a book of memoirs , entitled A Far Country, and a new poetry collection.|
|Fidelma Maye is Bradshaw Books – Tigh Filí’s Financial Controller. She was employed by Hewlett Packard from 1989-1998; during that time she worked in a number of key areas, notably IT Support, Customer Relationship Management and as an Accounts Manager. From 1999-2007 she was Director of a software development company, Advanceus Solutions, based in the National Software Centre in Mahon, Cork City. She has been working in Tigh Filí Arts Centre since 2007 and is responsible for all financial aspects of the brand.|
|Andrew Haworth is an Assistant Editor at Bradshaw Books. He supports the editorial staff through all stages of publication; from manuscript to sales and marketing. He helps maintain the high quality of literature at Bradshaw Books by proofreading and copyediting. Since graduating with an MA in historical research from UCC, Andrew has contributed articles, op-eds, news pieces and book reviews to various outlets.|
|James Crummie – Sales and General Administration. For over a decade, James has been working for Tigh Filí, supporting the Director Maíre Bradshaw in the day to day administration of the main office.|
|Eoin Hurley is the Project Co-Ordinator for Tigh Filí’s Eurochild and Euroteen Projects. He has worked in a variety of roles in well-known Cork businesses such as the Evening Echo and Blizzard Entertainment, as well as working for University College Dublin. He is an emerging novel and short story writer. Since joining Bradshaw Books in September 2011, Eoin has organised the Eurochild Moving Worlds Tour and is currently guiding the long-running Eurochild Anthology and the inaugural Euroteen Anthology to publication.|