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The Caterpillar

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A beautiful printed magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories and art.

 

The Caterpillar is the younger sibling of The Moth, an international arts and literature magazine for grown-ups. The Moth is, according to the famous Irish poet Paul Durcan, 'exquisitely designed and choc-a-bloc with exciting new artworks and wordworks.’ Wordworks? Yes, we know, he made that up. But he's allowed to; he's a poet. The brilliant novelist Dermot Healy called it a 'literary gem', while the Irish Times talked about 'Ireland's newest, and coolest, poetry magazine,' failing to notice that it publishes short stories too. But anyway ... 

The Caterpillar is for kids between the ages of 7 and 11 (roughly). It will appear four times a year ‒ in March, June, September and December ‒ and, like The Moth ‒ will be jam-packed full of new artworks and 'wordworks'. We can't say too much yet, as we haven't even published the first issue, but we can tell you that it will include some GREAT writing by the likes of Matthew Sweeney, Julie O'Callaghan, Mark Lowery, Janet Wong and Michael Morpurgo. And it will be very funny. That's important to us.

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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Arena: Peadar O'Donoghue

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The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums

Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning Irish writer Colin Barrett talks about his debut collection of stories, Young Skins, set in small-town, post-boom Ireland.
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Audio: NYT The Book Reader: 'Young Skins' by Colin Barrett

Audio: NYT The Book Reader: 'Young Skins' by Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Williams of The New York Times reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in The Book Reader.
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ULYS-James Joyce's 'Ulysses' in 5 minutes of animation

James Joyce's 'Ulysses' in 5 minutes of animation
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Readers Door's curator insight, April 1, 10:46 AM

This is an amazing animation of Ulysses.

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Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish - Irish Times

Five tips for would-be writers – No 1: if you want to shine, you have to polish - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The road to publication is often paved with rejection, says myfirstbookdeal.com blogger Caroline Madden, where she interviews authors such as Donal Ryan about their struggle to get into print
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Harvard, Seamus Heaney and me

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As Harvard names a suite after Seamus Heaney to mark their long association, a former student fondly recalls the poet’s open-door policy and the kinship of poetry they shared
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Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city - Belfast City Council

Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city - Belfast City Council | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet Michael Longley is made a Freeman of his home city
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Marie Arndt's curator insight, March 28, 12:13 PM

Michael Longley and his wife Edna are two wonderful people who were part of my wonderful years in Belfast, as a PhD student in English. Three cheers for Michael! 

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Uimhir a Cúig | The Ghost Estate: Novel Excerpt & Interview --- John Connell

Uimhir a Cúig | The Ghost Estate: Novel Excerpt & Interview --- John Connell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The book was wrote in Ireland in a portacabin in a field in Longford. It was necessary to write the book in Ireland. I needed to be in the atmosphere of the place and listening to the local people ...
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Irish Book Day - Let's Talk Live

St. Patrick's Day is not just only about the beer, the organization Solas Nua celebrates the Irish holiday by giving out free books. The books includes stories and poems written by young Irish writers.
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Thomas Kinsella, Tahrir Square and the nature of heroism

Thomas Kinsella, Tahrir Square and the nature of heroism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The idea of writing a general introduction to the poetry of arguably Ireland’s greatest living poet was forged in Cairo days full of tear gas, resistance and deadlines’
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Martin Dyar Interview

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The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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Two of Ireland’s new generation of Irish language poets have been announced as joint winners of the annual Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2015

Two of Ireland’s new generation of Irish language poets have been announced as joint winners of the annual Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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March 30 1880 – Birth of playwright Sean O’Casey in Dublin.

March 30 1880 – Birth of playwright Sean O’Casey in Dublin. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Birth of Irish playwright Seán O’Casey, born John Casey or John Cassidy. A 1965 film titled Young Cassidy, starring Rod Taylor is a Biographical drama based on the early years of his life depicting...
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New fiction: Skin, Paper, Stone by Máire T Robinson

New fiction: Skin, Paper, Stone by Máire T Robinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Stevie is a fully fleshed-out repesentative of the inner turmoil of a modern Irish woman
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Right or Good by Chris Connolly

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Right or Good by Chris Connolly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month’s winning short story in the Hennessy New Irish Writing competition, by Chris Connolly, is about coping with loss and deception
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Third volume of Samuel Beckett letters unveiled at Irish launch

Third volume of Samuel Beckett letters unveiled at Irish launch | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965’ launched in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and the French embassy
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