I would love if you could join me for the  birthing of my new book ‘The Last Hug For A While’.  

‘The Last Hug For While’ charts the last year and a half through a series of rhyming sentences and drawings that popped into my head following interactions, conversations and random thoughts.

Kate Kennelly (Kerry Arts Officer) will open the evening and writer Michael Harding will formally ‘birth the book’. You are invited to wear something yellow and/or black for the occasion (if you wish) and make sure you have something to drink so we can toast the birth together!

Signed first edition copies are available on the link below and will be posted after the book birthing. 

Thank you in advance for your presence at 8 on the 8th! x Lisa

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Thanks to Kerry County Council Arts Office, Creative Ireland and The Arts Council for supporting this publication through the Kerry Visual Artist in Residence programme. Thanks also to the Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Laois County Council and Haumea Ecoversity. To Padraig Cunningham at Pure Designs for the beautiful design work and to Barbara Derbyshire for proofreading the text.

Thanks to Una, Seán, Kristy, Michael D., Vincent, Shahidah and everyone who inspired words to flow. To Rena Blake for your love and support. Thank you to my friends and family, who surround me with love and kindess. A special thanks to my parents who gave me my passion for creativity, fairness and food.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards native woodland and biodiversity projects. Over 10,000 trees have have been planted at The Barna Way to date.


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