Reading by Orla Tinsley

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Orla Tinsley is an award-winning writer, educator, producer, literary critic and activist. They began writing about healthcare injustice for people with cystic fibrosis in Ireland at the age of 18 and immediately created a national impact with their writing in The Irish Times and interviews on key current affairs programs. Their first book, Salty Baby, debuted in the top 5 and was nominated as Best Newcomer at The Irish Book Awards. They have received numerous awards including Medical Journalist of the Year, Tatler Magazine’s Woman of the Year, National Young Person of the Year and the American Ireland Funds "Spirit of Ireland" award.  They are deeply passionate about social justice and education access, and they have an MFA from Columbia University where they began teaching Creative Writing in 2018. That same year they received the Human Rights Award from The Bar of Ireland for their lifelong work on organ donation as a healthcare activist and educator. In 2019 The Public Institute of Ireland awarded them the lifetime achievement award of the President's Medal for Storytelling. Their voice is regularly sought in Ireland and abroad and they are deeply passionate about motivating people. They have given talks at NYU, Fordham University, Columbia University, the Irish Center NY and the American Ireland Funds Global Leaders Summit. They currently teach Creative Nonfiction at The Irish Writers Center.

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