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Abbey Theatre archive to go online

Abbey Theatre archive to go online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As an orator, Eamon DeValera delivered his speeches with a particular stoicism - a unique style, it seems safe to say, not honed during his earlier dramatic forays.

 

A December 1905 playbill from the Abbey Theatre reveals the young Dev, then a 23-year-old mathematics graduate, trod the boards in an amateur production of A Christmas Hamper.

The document is one of almost two million Abbey posters, prints, programmes and more which are currently undergoing digitisation by NUI Galway. When the complete collection goes online in about three years' time it will “undoubtedly be the biggest digital theatre archive in the world” said Dr Patrick Lonergan, director of drama programmes at the university.

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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 based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. 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...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Community Writers-in-Residence Northern Ireland

Community Writers-in-Residence Northern Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Writers Centre announces an open call for two Writers-in-Residence 2016 with The Rainbow Project in Foyle and Women's Aid in Belfast funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery Fund.
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A celebration of the rich tradition of Northern Irish women writers

A celebration of the rich tradition of Northern Irish women writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
32 years after pioneering anthology The Female Line, a new anthology is a rich mosaic of today’s talent
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Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty re-examines conflict in new play

Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty re-examines conflict in new play | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and well-known writers.
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Spotlight interview with Declan Meade | Dalkey Creates Festival | Writing Workshops and Events

Over the next few weeks we are conducting interviews with the facilitators who will be running workshops at this years Dalkey Creates Festival.Below is th
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LRB · Colin Burrow · On Michael Longley

LRB · Colin Burrow · On Michael Longley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There are few contemporary poets as likeable as Michael Longley. That’s not because his poems are simply amiable, but because he looks at things hard and clearly and invites his readers to share his acts of seeing. In his new book, Angel Hill (Cape, £10), even a cataract operation is an . . .
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Friday Poem – ‘Drumlins have no personality’, Siobhán Campbell

Friday Poem – ‘Drumlins have no personality’, Siobhán Campbell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our Friday Poem this week is Siobhán Campbell’s ‘Drumlins have no personality’, from her latest collection, Heat Signature. Siobhán Campbell’s poetry is of a strange breed: simultaneously comic and…
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Video: Poet Nessa O'Mahony - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Video: Poet Nessa O'Mahony - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nessa O'Mahony reads her poetry as featured on the Poetry Jukebox.  The Poetry Jukebox will open at the Crescent Arts Centre on the 12th of October as part of the 2017 Belfast Internati
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Globe and Mail: Ed O'Loughlin’s Minds of Winter, reviewed: Searching for Franklin

Globe and Mail: Ed O'Loughlin’s Minds of Winter, reviewed: Searching for Franklin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two new books explore the fate of the lost Franklin expedition
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Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author Ed O'Loughlin: 'I write to get away from myself' | CBC Books

Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author Ed O'Loughlin: 'I write to get away from myself' | CBC Books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of the novel Minds of Winter answers eight questions from eight writers in the CBC Books Magic 8 Q&A.
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Manuscripts from famous English, Irish writers exhibited in East China - Culture - Chinadaily.com.cn

Manuscripts from famous English, Irish writers exhibited in East China - Culture - Chinadaily.com.cn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Original manuscripts by four great writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland will go on display at a museum in East China's Zhejiang province on Sunday.
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9th Annual PoetryFest - Irish Arts Center

9th Annual PoetryFest - Irish Arts Center | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Overview Curated by Nick Laird “Literary revelry” —The New Yorker The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.
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Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)

Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.” – The Laughter of the Gods (1917) Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett; 1878-1957) published his first col…
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Launch of Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid | Poetry Ireland

Launch of Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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A Literary Evening with McInerney, Meaney, Nugent - Lime Tree Theatre

A Literary Evening with McInerney, Meaney, Nugent - Lime Tree Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Literary Evening with Roisín Meaney, Lisa McInerney & Liz Nugent   Belltable | Thur, Nov 16th | 8pm | €12/€10   Last season’s literary evening with Donal Ryan, Julian Gough and Michael Durack was a huge success. This season’s event promises to be just as enriching. For the first time these three writers come …
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Samuel Beckett and Technology An International Conference• Rhys Tranter

Samuel Beckett and Technology An International Conference•  Rhys Tranter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
13-15 September 2018 • Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The Fairy of Science sometimes touches my ears and eyes with her wand; and then, for a little time, I am able to hear things inaudible, and to perceive things imperceptible. – Kwaidan (1904) Born …
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Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s heart-tugging, hilarious and masterful stories

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s heart-tugging, hilarious and masterful stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Selected Stories displays Ní Dhuibhne’s gift at interweaving old and new
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Galway writer signs six-figure deal

Galway writer signs six-figure deal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ed O’Loughlin and Sara Baume shortlisted for major awards; BBC to adapt Tana French novels for Dublin Murders TV series
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Ed O'Loughlin reignites love affair with Canada, snow and maps for new novel

Ed O'Loughlin reignites love affair with Canada, snow and maps for new novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author says Canada 'took over' while researching early explorers for his Giller Prize-nominated book, Minds of Winter.
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A Letter to a Character - The Book Show RTE Radio 1

A Letter to a Character - The Book Show RTE Radio 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RTÉ Radio 1’s The Book Show: Sinéad Gleeson is joined on stage by some of Ireland’s leading writers to discuss how characters in novels are created.
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Los Gatos Irish Writers' Festival Contests - 2017 Irish Writers' Festival

Los Gatos Irish Writers' Festival Contests - 2017 Irish Writers' Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WRITING CONTESTS 2017 Thank you to all entrants. Short Story Winner, Keith Brady Keith Brady is a freelance writer born and living in Dublin, Ireland. He has had two stories previously published, with Ireland's Own and Roar magazines.
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