Martin Shaw: The Night Wages book launch

22 February

Friday 22 February, 6:30pm

Tickets £8 via Eventbrite

ONCA is delighted to announce the launch of Martin Shaw’s long awaited new book The Night Wages, Friday 22 February, at 6.30 pm. Martin will be reading from the book, telling stories and answering questions. This will be the very first opportunity to buy a signed copy, and hear a little more about the creation of this extraordinary work. To watch the trailer, click here.

The book launch takes place as part of Imaginalia, the exhibition of Martin Shaw’s new paintings at ONCA, February 20 – 24.



Dr Martin Shaw is an artist, author and teacher. He is a painting scholar from the British School in Rome and has exhibited in the UK, Europe and United States.

Author of the award winning Mythteller trilogy (A Branch From The Lightning Tree, Snowy Tower, Scatterlings), he founded the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University, whilst being director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK. He has introduced thousands of people to mythology and how it penetrates modern life. For twenty years Shaw has been a wilderness rites of passage guide, working with at-risk youth, the sick, returning veterans and many women and men seeking a deeper life.

His translations of Gaelic poetry and folklore (with Tony Hoagland) have been published in Orion Magazine, Poetry International, Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine and the Mississippi Review. Fresh for 2019 will be his new book, The Night Wages, and his Lorca translations, Courting the Dawn (with Stephan Harding). His essay and conversation with Ai Weiwei on myth and migration will be published by the Marciano Arts foundation in early 2019.