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The Writers Group and Seamus Heaney

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This writers group has continued to meet ever since. Its membership list would almost read as a veritable roll-call of writers in Northern Ireland of the past 50 years. For example, the group has included Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, Ciaran Carson and Sinead Morrissey, to mention but a few of the many writers that have brought drafts of their work for fellow writers to read and comment on.

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My dad used to involved with this group years ago I remember eeting John and Medbh McGuckian, babysitting for them while they all met up. Seamus used to be something of a mentor to Medbh in the same way Michael Longely supported my father.

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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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▶ Samuel Beckett, HAPPY DAYS (Act II), Billie Whitelaw, directed by Beckett - YouTube

CAST: Billie Whitelaw (Winnie), Leonard Fenton (Willie). Director: Samuel Beckett. The picture quality of this copy is very poor, but this important producti...
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Billie Whitelaw: Beckett’s ‘perfect actress’ - dies on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Beckett's Death

Billie Whitelaw: Beckett’s ‘perfect actress’ - dies on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Beckett's Death | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She starred in The Omen and Frenzy, but she will always be remembered for her powerful interpretations of Beckett’s plays
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Richard W. Halperin – Five Poems

Richard W. Halperin – Five Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Richard W. Halperin has seen over 230 of his poems published in magazines in Ireland and the UK since 2005.
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The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers - HeadStuff

The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The best books of 2014 as chosen by Dave Rudden Roddy Doyle Liz Nugent Jarlath Regan Louise Phillips Sue Leonard Orla McAlinden Stephen James Smith Jennifer Burke Clodagh Murphy Karen Power Margaret Bonass Madden Claire Allan Lorna Sixsmith Louise Hall Paul Fitzsimons Caroline Finnerty Nuala Ní Chonchúir
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Rediscovering neglected texts and muted voices- Charlotte Riddell

Rediscovering neglected texts and muted voices- Charlotte Riddell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Charlotte Riddell’s ‘A Struggle For Fame’ is first in new ‘Recovered Voices’ series
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Anthony Cronin’s unquenchable fighting spirit

Anthony Cronin’s unquenchable fighting spirit | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anthony Cronin has produced one of the most distinctive oeuvres of Irish poetry in decades
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Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly

Essay | Raising the Devil: The unspeakable fictions of Liam O'Flaherty – by Dave Lordan | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
Thank you so much for your letter and cheque. I would be dead were it not for you and of course Fr John O Reilly would say you were aiding and abetting the devil. Well, I hope to raise the devil with the world yet anyway.

—A letter from Liam O‘Flaherty to Edward Garnett, June 1923
 
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Seamus Heaney: no shuffling or cutting — just turning over aces

Seamus Heaney: no shuffling or cutting — just turning over aces | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The impersonator — Rory Bremner, Steve Coogan — speaks, in different voices, to a single primitive pleasure centre in his audience. Counterintuitively, we like the imposition of imposture. We connive…
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Craig Raine writes incisive, profound and heart-felt review of Heaney's poetry in the two new volumes of Selected Poems.

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Fair play Johnny: Fiction by Dave Lordan

Fair play Johnny: Fiction by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Dave Lordan // Dat was de time ya stole me Da’s car. ‘member? Fair play. Fair play man. How aisy the big bollix fell fer it. After all ‘is years in de service. Wat he called it. Man I’d say de r...
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Irish liberal foresees own enduring relevance by Kevin Higgins

Irish liberal foresees own enduring relevance by Kevin Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Kevin Higgins // My words are smoother than the essential oils the Taoiseach last week had his parliamentary assistant rub into his badly traumatised buttocks. My psychotherapist insists half th...
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Father figure and mentor of Irish dramatic talent- Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014

Father figure and mentor of Irish dramatic talent- Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Phelim Donlon: July 17th, 1936 - December 14th, 2014
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▶ Samuel Beckett, HAPPY DAYS (Act I), Billie Whitelaw, directed by Beckett, 1979 - YouTube

CAST: Billie Whitelaw (Winnie), Leonard Fenton (Willie). Director: Samuel Beckett. The picture quality of this copy is very poor, but this important producti...
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Gerry Mc Donnell – Three Poems

Gerry Mc Donnell – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
GERRY MC DONNELL was born and lives in Dublin. He was educated in Trinity College, Dublin where he edited ICARUS, the college literary magazine; and at Dublin City University.
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New Irish Writing - How to enter

New Irish Writing - How to enter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New Irish Writing, edited by Ciaran Carty, is open to writers who are Irish or are resident in Ireland.
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Surge: New Writing from Ireland - Shards of glass and solid bricks in a winning collection

Surge: New Writing from Ireland - Shards of glass and solid bricks in a winning collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New writers hold their own against more established names in this enjoyable short story collection
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New and classic translations bring clarity to medieval poems

New and classic translations bring clarity to medieval poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maurice Riordan (Ed): The Finest Music; Ciaran Carson: From Elsewhere
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Poem of the Week: "Christmas Tree" by Michael Lonngley

Poem of the Week: "Christmas Tree" by Michael Lonngley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas Tree for Jacob You are my second grandson, Christmas-born. I put on specs to read your face. Whispering Sweet nothings to your glistening eyelids, Am I outspoken compared with you? You sl...
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Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art - Cristín Leach Hughes

Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art  - Cristín Leach Hughes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A publication that is as much a tribute to the depth and range of contemporary Irish writing as it is a wordy love song to the artworks from the National Gallery of Ireland that illustrate its thick, creamy pages.
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▶ Abbey Theatre 110th Anniversary - YouTube

Abbbey Theatre 110th Anniversary | 27 December 2014
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Congratulations Abbey Theatre - 110 years old - and 'she did become something;!

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Christmas Book Recommendations – Take A Look Here!

Mary Costello, author of Academy Street
Looking for some great Christmas book recommendations? With Christmas fast approaching, I have put together a small selection of recently published books guaranteed to make great gifts for family and friends.
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Launch of the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

142 books have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.  Nominations for the 2015 Award...
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