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Kildare Readers Festival - 12th to 14th October

Kildare Readers Festival - 12th to 14th October | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The highly popular and free annual Kildare Readers festival will take place in Riverbank Arts Centre and Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge. This year’s programme has a stunning line up for book worms around the county and beyond. Colin Bateman will kick start the festival on 12th October and over the weekend there will be a jam-packed schedule of author readings, interviews, book signings, drama, poetry, music and more.

 

This year we are very proud to welcome back Joseph O Connor reading from his new work Where Have You Been? One of Ireland’s greatest living poets, Paul Durcan, will join Dermot Bolger in conversation...

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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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Irish Heritage Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Brian Friel's MAKING HISTORY

Irish Heritage Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Brian Friel's MAKING HISTORY | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Heritage Theatre has just announced their Spring 2017 production of Making History by Brian Friel. For the 2016-2017 Season, they decided to do two beautiful plays by Friel, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish playwrights.
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My Essay on Northern Ireland-Paul McVeigh

My Essay on Northern Ireland-Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing about politics in Northern Ireland is a risky business and with every sentence you suspect you're polishing a rod for your own back. This is a short essay I wrote for the International Literary Showcase about Crossing Borders - my thoughts on my nationality prompted by the 1916 centenary last year. Here's a short snippet from…
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Marie Mullen Nominated for her Role in The Beauty Queen of Leenane in Drama Desk Awards - Druid Theatre

Marie Mullen Nominated for her Role in The Beauty Queen of Leenane in Drama Desk Awards - Druid Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Drama Desk Awards, New York, has nominated Marie Mullen for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, for her role as Mag in our recent production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh.
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Nothing on Earth: Irish Gothic with a Latin American feel-Conor O’Callaghan’s masterful debut

Nothing on Earth: Irish Gothic with a Latin American feel-Conor O’Callaghan’s masterful debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With its borderland setting, Conor O’Callaghan’s masterful debut calls to mind Ireland’s Disappeared
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Poetry Videos: Dublin A Year in Words - Dublin City of Literature

Poetry Videos: Dublin A Year in Words - Dublin City of Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin: A Year in Words celebrates the breadth and diversity of our city’s living poets through a year-long series of poetry videos filmed across 12 Dublin bookshops. Here are the first eight poems in the series.
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Read: Fighting Words 2017 A collection of new writing by children and young adults

Read: Fighting Words 2017 A collection of new writing by children and young adults | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A collection of new writing by children and young adults from Fighting Words, which teaches creative writing to students of all ages in Ireland
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Poetry Day Ireland 2017 Mix Tape

Stream Poetry Day Ireland 2017 Mix Tape, a playlist by Lagan Online from desktop or your mobile device
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Blast from the past: ‘Angela’s Ashes: the Musical’ takes to stage

Blast from the past: ‘Angela’s Ashes: the Musical’ takes to stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Show based on Frank McCourt’s best-selling memoir to play Dublin, Limerick and Belfast
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A ghost story on shifting builder’s sand-Nothing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan

A ghost story  on shifting builder’s sand-Nothing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
othing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan
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Gate Theatre needs to take risks – and so does its audience

Gate Theatre needs to take risks – and so does its audience | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Culture Shock: A report finds the Gate’s audience has it in a chokehold – but rather than pander to its audience’s supposed tastes, it needs to cultivate an appetite for adventure
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George Bernard Shaw’s fight for press freedom

George Bernard Shaw’s fight for press freedom | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As Donald Trump attacks the free press, a new study of Shaw’s journalism shows he risked all by questioning government during WWI, a role he saw as democracy’s bedrock
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Windbags, a new short story for Bealtaine

Windbags, a new short story for Bealtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The prospect of a windfall from a windfarm excites an off-grid village in the west, but then the wind turns
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Irish Writers Join Experts to Tackle Borders at Home and Abroad | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Irish Writers Join Experts to Tackle Borders at Home and Abroad
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Read the winner of €10,000 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

Read the winner of €10,000 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I fell hard and fast for this poem,’ says judge Deborah Landau of Lee Sharkey’s Letter to Al, which deals with the effect of dementia on her marriage
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Waiting for Godot: Abbey production is bonkers in a good way

Waiting for Godot: Abbey production is bonkers in a good way | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Druid Theatre show opened in Dublin last night
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To a Child Dancing in the Wind by WB Yeats

This is "To a Child Dancing in the Wind by WB Yeats" by National Library of Ireland on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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The Freedom Tree by Dermot Healy

The Freedom Tree by Dermot Healy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dermot Healy was born in Finea, County Westmeath, in 1947. His prose books include Banished Misfortune (stories), The Bend for Home (memoir), Fighting with Shadows, A Goat’s Song and Sudden Times (novels) and Long Time, No See (2011).

He wrote and directed plays, including The Long Swim, On
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5 filí to note

5 filí to note | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry as Gaeilge often left to its own devices holds its own within the Irish literary canon. Poetry Day is the perfect opportunity to find out more about filí na Gaeilge.
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Aosdána is far from perfect but it costs peanuts

Aosdána is far from perfect but it costs peanuts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Water charges refunds would pay the total annual cost of Aosdána for more than 30 years. So why is the Arts Council attacking it
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Mike McCormack: “British fiction is dominated by an intellectual conservatism”

Mike McCormack: “British fiction is dominated by an intellectual conservatism” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 2016 Goldsmiths Prize winner on engineers, Solar Bones, and why Irish writers have to translate themselves.
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Fintan O’Toole: Lisa McInerney’s follow-up to ‘The Glorious Heresies’ is a well-made thriller

Fintan O’Toole: Lisa McInerney’s follow-up to ‘The Glorious Heresies’ is a well-made thriller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book review: Lisa McInerney’s follow-up to ‘The Glorious Heresies’ is a well-made thriller
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Aosdána criticises Arts Council’s ‘manifestly unfair’ plans

Aosdána  criticises Arts Council’s ‘manifestly unfair’ plans | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Artists debate treatment of artist Patrick Pye during private session of annual assembly
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A fortuitous meeting between a literary couple and a celebrity chef has resulted in one of the world’s most lucrative poetry prizes, writes Marjorie Brennan.

A fortuitous meeting between a literary couple and a celebrity chef has resulted in one of the world’s most lucrative poetry prizes, writes Marjorie Brennan. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fortuitous meeting between a literary couple and a celebrity chef has resulted in one of the world’s most lucrative poetry prizes, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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The Little Red Chairs by O'Brien, Edna author

RT @lancspublib: Edna O'Brien reminds us why she is felt to be one of the great Irish writers, of any generation. https://t.co/olbIb73uuP…;
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