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Colum McCann Links Communities With Storytelling

When Colum McCann came to the U.S. from Ireland in the early 1980s, he set out on a cross-country bicycle trip to get to know his new country and its stories. He's spent the years since telling those tales through prose.
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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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DBF Interviews: Declan Meade of The Stinging Fly - DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL

DBF Interviews: Declan Meade of The Stinging Fly - DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the first of our Publisher Interview Series, we talk to the founding Editor of The Stinging Fly Press, Declan Meade. Q: As a publisher, The Stinging Fly Press has been around for just under a decade now, achieving great success with the likes of Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, and most recently Colin Barrett: what …
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FESTIVAL REVIEW: John Hewitt

FESTIVAL REVIEW: John Hewitt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review of the 2014 John Hewitt International Summer School
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Mary Morrissy and the Practice of Writing

Mary Morrissy and the Practice of Writing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The home of Irish writing online ("This week’s featured writer is Mary Morrissy- an award-winning Irish novelist and short story writer" http://t.co/ws9MHRgscs)...
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West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards - Galway Advertiser

West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards - Galway Advertiser | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Galway Advertiser West of Ireland writer shortlisted for further awards Galway Advertiser It is shortlisted for the inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize by British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy; was described as a “masterpiece” by Colm Tóibín; and was the...
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Ballads of boys: recalling two war poets who lived and died in parallel - Irish Times

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Irish writer Francis Ledwidge, pictured around 1915. An event will take place in Brussels today to commemorate both Ledwidge and Welsh poet Hedd Wyn.
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Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French ... - The Independent

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O’Byrne, Michael, copyist. Ag so Duainaire Aodha... — Houghton Library

O’Byrne, Michael, copyist. Ag so Duainaire Aodha... — Houghton Library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
O’Byrne, Michael, copyist. Ag so Duainaire Aodha mac Seain Ui Bhruin ó Glen Moluara : manuscript, 1726-1728.
MS Ir 6
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Maeve's hidden treasure a festive treat for readers

Maeve's hidden treasure a festive treat for readers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today marks the second anniversary of Maeve Binchy's death but her popularity with readers lives on and appears to be as strong as ever.
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Christopher McLaughlin’s Five Poems | Don't Do It

Christopher McLaughlin’s Five Poems broadside, published by Pen Points Press, is a collection deft on the wing. Appropriately bookended by images of birds, the collection is concerned with death and loss; a subject it approaches with a rare grace.

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Audio: Rob Doyle on John Murray - Here Are The Young Men

Audio: Rob Doyle on John Murray  - Here Are The Young Men | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our next has travelled the world, experiencing earthquakes in Bogota and experimenting with psychedelic shamanism, but it took a trip to London before he realised what he really wanted to ...
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W. H. Auden, Michael Longley, and Poetry as Citizenship in Northern Ireland (The Cresset, Trinity 2014)

W. H. Auden, Michael Longley, and Poetry as Citizenship in Northern Ireland (The Cresset, Trinity 2014) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
W. H. Auden’s desire, evinced above, to be instructed in “the civil art” to make a locally grounded community—his Just City, where peace and “pent-up feelings” might flourish—suggests how poetry might sonically imagine harmonious order.
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yes, but is it poetry: Yes But Are We Enemies

yes, but is it poetry: Yes But Are We Enemies | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yes But Are We Enemies English and Irish Poets Having Words A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary writing in which 6 poets from Ireland and England tour brand new work produced collaboratively in cross-national ...
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Winifred McNulty wins iYeats international online Poetry competition - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo

Winifred McNulty wins iYeats international online Poetry competition - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Poetry Society:What to read this summer including Conor O'Callaghan's The Sun King and Derek Mahon's Echo's Grove

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Why music struck a chord with Beckett

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As a festival of Beckett's work opens, its director Sean Doran reveals how the playwright's love of music from Haydn to Beethoven to Schubert underpinned his drama"Music always wins" may be an unexpected statement to come from a Nobel prizewinner...
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Unknowing Fictions: Eimear McBride & Lee Rourke in Conversation

Unknowing Fictions: Eimear McBride & Lee Rourke in Conversation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
interview by Max Porter
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THURSDAY INTERVIEW: Annmarie Ní Churreain’, first Irish person selected as a writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac project

THURSDAY INTERVIEW: Annmarie Ní Churreain’, first Irish person selected as a writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac project | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet and short-story writer Annemarie Ní Churreain’s love of poetry was sparked in her Donegal Gaeltacht home when she was a child.
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Letters reveal Joyce's attempt to keep wedding secret

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A first-hand account by James Joyce of his unsuccessful attempts to avoid publicity when he married Galway woman Nora Barnacle in London in 1931 has been published by the National Library of Ireland.
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Mapping Dubliners Project: “A Little Cloud” Route

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The eighth story in “Dubliners,” “A Little Cloud” is the fifth story to contain a distinct route. It begins in the north part of Dublin city center, at an office in Henrietta Street.
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Maeve Binchy bio delivers just part of the story - USA TODAY

Maeve Binchy bio delivers just part of the story - USA TODAY | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maeve Binchy bio delivers just part of the story
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Piers Dudgeon, who has written biographies of writers Barbara Taylor Bradford, J.M.
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New monthly music and literature residency organized by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will be featured in the Irish Arts Center’s fall season

New monthly music and literature residency organized by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will be featured in the Irish Arts Center’s fall season | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new monthly music and literature residency organized by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will be part of center’s fall season.
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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death By W.B. Yeats - Read by Lemn Sissay on Derry's City Walls

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference

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Trinity College Dublin 15-16 October
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Michael Longley to launch The Stairwell at Yeats International Summer School - The Yeats Society

Michael Longley to launch The Stairwell at Yeats International Summer School - The Yeats Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Michael Longley will launch, The Stairwell, his tenth collection on Monday 4th August 2014 at 7.00pm in the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo as part of the 55th Yeats International Summer School.

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Speech by President Michael D. Higgin at the John Hewitt Summer School, Market Place Theatre, Armagh

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Thank you Lord Rana for your kind introduction and I want to wish you well in your new role as Patron of the John Hewitt Society. In fact I would like to pay tribute to everyone associated with the Society, and in particular to Tony Kennedy, its director. It was he who suggested that I should speak here today, and, thus far, I am most happy that he proved so persuasive. I also wish to acknowledge the distinguished guests in the audience – the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Richard Clark, US Consul General Gregory Burton, the Councillors from Armagh District Council and from those other Councils who will be joining Armagh next year.

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