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Writer Intrerviews: Meet More of our Workshop Directors — writersweek.ie

Writer Intrerviews: Meet More of our Workshop Directors — writersweek.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Bernard Farrell (below) has written extensively for RTE and BBC television and radio.  He is a prolific playwright with many of his plays staged at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.  A member of Aosdána, he is the recipient of many awards and has also served on the Board of the Abbey. Bernard will direct the Writing for Theatre Workshop.

 
Q.        Did you know from a young age that you would be a writer?

A.        No, but I do know that from my middle teens (and almost unbeknownst to myself), I began to record experiences in notebooks, later keeping a diary and sometimes writing the dialogue of an argument that I had been engaged in… and lost!  In fact, I always felt, at that time, that I wrote because I always lost arguments

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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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Dancing at Lughnasa – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Dancing at Lughnasa – Lyric Theatre, Belfast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director: Annabelle Comyn Writer: Brian Friel Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey In Dancing at Lughnasa Michael Evans (Charlie Bonner) reflects back on his childhood, sharing with the events of one summer in 1936.
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I embraced Henry James’s fight against complacency | Colm Toíbín

I embraced Henry James’s fight against complacency | Colm Toíbín | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complexities of The Ambassadors made me see that there’s no need to settle for anything small On 23 January 1895, after his play Guy Domville had failed on the London stage, Henry James, in his early 50s, wrote in his Notebook: “I take up my...
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‘There’s a feeling of: it’s okay to have sex, but not too much sex’

‘There’s a feeling of: it’s okay to have sex, but not too much sex’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Louise O’Neill’s second novel is inspired by victim-blaming after assaults at US high schools
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Declan Kiberd on his star pupil Joseph O’Connor: laureate of a lost generation

Declan Kiberd on his star pupil Joseph O’Connor: laureate of a lost generation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There is a secret world of male and female hurt which Joe understands and articulates better than most – and it reminds us not only of the need to laugh adversity off but also that every joke is an epitaph on an emotion
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Short Story: On Cosmology, by Róisín O’Donell

Short Story: On Cosmology, by Róisín O’Donell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hennessy New Irish Writing – August’s winning story: A lecturer in astrophysics wonders about the ‘gooey, alien-like creature’ which may be growing inside her
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Tom Waits, but Brian Byrne doesn’t – new songs inspired by James Joyce

Tom Waits, but Brian Byrne doesn’t –  new songs inspired by James Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Chamber Music Project’
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Fellow writers salute Philip Casey at 65 as he publishes his Selected Poems

Fellow writers salute Philip Casey at 65 as he publishes his Selected Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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John Boyne: why I’m nervous publishing Beneath the Earth, my first short stories

John Boyne: why I’m nervous publishing  Beneath the Earth, my first  short stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Curiously, out of all the novels I’ve written, only one is set in Ireland. And yet almost all my short stories, including most of the ones in this collection, are set here. What’s that about?
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Don Share: 'Ireland was and remains for me a country of and for poets' - Irish Times

Don Share: 'Ireland was and remains for me a country of and for poets' - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The editor of Chicago’s prestigious Poetry magazine on its special September issue on young Irish poets and his lifelong love affair with the land of Heaney and Kavanagh
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Rare James Joyce letters sold in US auction

Rare James Joyce letters sold in US auction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Letters written during the author’s struggle to publish Ulysses reach 10 times guide price Two “extremely rare” handwritten letters by James Joyce, in which the Irish author laments the problems in finding a printer for Ulysses in the UK, have been...
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How Irish writer James Joyce became a belated bestseller in China-South China Morning Post

How Irish writer James Joyce became a belated bestseller in China-South China Morning Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In space of a generation, Joyce has gone from symbol of bourgeois corruption to one of cosmopolitan sophistication, with translations of his works plentiful and plays about him well attended
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The Dublin route with John Banville - Financial Times

The Dublin route with John Banville - Financial Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Isn’t it extraordinary to think that this ghastly little street is called Golden Lane?
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First and last Heaney portraits hang side by side - the Irish News

First and last Heaney portraits hang side by side - the Irish News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE first and last portraits of internationally celebrated poet Seamus Heaney have been displayed together to mark the second anniversary of his death.
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Poetry: Monasteraden microclimate - Irish Times

Poetry: Monasteraden microclimate - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Times Poetry: Monasteraden microclimate Irish Times Corporate and White-Collar Crime in Ireland review: weapons of choice are 'spreadsheets and meetings' · Éilís Ní Dhuibhne reviews Latest Readings by Clive James · Julian Gough reviews...
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Niall MacMonagle on his Irish poetry anthology Windharp: my bunch of flowers

Niall MacMonagle on his Irish poetry anthology Windharp:  my bunch of flowers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I hope this collection captures something of the country’s people and beliefs, its landscape, passions and politics since 1916. It’s my best attempt to create a One Country One Book poetry collection
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Van Morrison-A punk before punk was a twinkle in its eye-linered eye,’ says poet Paul Muldoon

Van Morrison-A punk before punk was a twinkle in its eye-linered eye,’ says poet Paul Muldoon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A punk before punk was a twinkle in its eye-linered eye,’ says poet Paul Muldoo
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Handwritten James Joyce Letters Sold in Auction

Handwritten James Joyce Letters Sold in Auction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a day and age when any handwritten letter is practically vintage, two of James Joyce's rare correspondences have managed to sell for more than ten times their guide price. The minimum bid at the...
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Benedict Kiely First Person To See ‘On Raglan Road’

Benedict Kiely First Person To See ‘On Raglan Road’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Benedict Kiely tells Ciarán Mac Mathúna how he thinks he was the first person to see the words of ‘Raglan Road
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Benedict Kiely event to 'Shed Light on Dark Corners' - The Ulster Herald

‘Shedding Light on Dark Corners’ is the theme of this year’s Benedict Kiely Weekend, which will take place in Omagh next month.
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Emma Donoghue's Blog - Making ROOM, Part Three: POST-PRODUCTION - August 27, 2015 08:43

Emma Donoghue's Blog - Making ROOM, Part Three: POST-PRODUCTION - August 27, 2015 08:43 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When your film is in the can (not literally, anymore, of course – more like on the hard drive), it’s time for the screenwriter to get even further out of...
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Sinéad Gleeson edited an all-Irish women anthology to shout about

Sinéad Gleeson edited an all-Irish women anthology to shout about | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel K Brick discusses The Long Gaze Back, an anthology of Irish women authors edited by Sinéad Gleeson, including Anakana Schofield and Anne Enright
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Elegant tale of a maid and the making of a poet - Independent.ie

Elegant tale of a maid and the making of a poet - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The third novel from Galway-based writer Nuala O'Connor (who previously favoured her name rendered in Irish), concerns 17-year-old Ada Concannon, transposed from Tigorra on the banks of
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