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Imram ag Féile Scríbhneoirí Bhaile Átha Cliath

Imram ag Féile Scríbhneoirí Bhaile Átha Cliath | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
CEOL AGUS FILÍOCHT GO MAIDIN - Mór-oíche ceoil is filíochta Dé Domhnaigh, Bealtaine 18 / 8pm Amharclann Smock Alley (Scoil na mBuachaillí) €10 / €8 Cuirfidh IMRAM mórléiriú filíochta agus ceoil ar fáil, cuid den tallann úr ó ghort síorbhláfar na Gaeilge! Tá cur chuige éadrom fuinniúil ag an ngrúpa spleodrach MO HAT MO GHEANSAÍ agus dalbacht pop sa chur i láthair aige cé go dtarraingíonn sé as foinsí traidisiúnta agus clasaiceacha araon. Tá a chéad bhailiúchán díreach eisithe ag Marcus Mac Conghail, file abgus amhránaí.Ceol Baile is teideal dó. Tá leochaileacht mhealltach i ndéantús an fhile Doireann Ní Ghriofa, croí leochaileach ag cuimilt leis an ngnáthshaol agus déanfar comóradh ar shaothar nua an fhile óig seo anocht. Sheasfá sa sneachta ag éisteacht leis an bhfile rap Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin. Tá cáil dhomhanda arBhiddy Jenkinson ar ndóigh, na dánta léi ar maos le paisean is le greann. Leabhar nuafhoilsithe le Áine Ní Ghlinn is ea An Guth Baineann a bhfuil an-chaint…
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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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Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A meeting with Donegal poet, the late Francis Harvey.
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Cork International Poetry Festival: Paul Casey & Doireann Ní Ghríofa | Poetry Ireland

Cork International Poetry Festival: Paul Casey & Doireann Ní Ghríofa | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poems Upstairs: Science Meets Poetry | Poetry Ireland

Poems Upstairs: Science Meets Poetry | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

What mysterious forces make science and poetry come together?

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Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic

Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"THE BEST satire has always been militantly about the present," declares Galway poet and critic Kevin Higgins, who turns his witty, devilishly humorous, eye and words upon Alan Kelly, Irish Water, Official Ireland, and Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies, in a new collection.
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€8,000 Kavanagh awards; Beckett in Foxrock; Yeats school; Story House patron

€8,000 Kavanagh awards; Beckett in Foxrock; Yeats school; Story House patron | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Literary listings: Waking Galway’s Feminists; Paul McVeigh’s The Good Son is Brighton’s Big Read
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To Witness: Ian Duhig on poetry’s responsibilities

Will you write about Duggan? the man wants to know. Why don’t you? you ask. Me? he asks, looking slightly irritated. (Claudia Rankine, Citizen). When Tim Dooley approached me about writing on the subject of…
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Uimhir a Cúig | What Brought You Here? Memoir — Áine Greaney

Uimhir a Cúig | What Brought You Here? Memoir — Áine Greaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For us immigrant women, “courage” means looking around at our own country, the country of our mothers and our grandmothers and our great-grandmothers, and declaring, “No. Not for me.”
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The Millions : A Long Winter of Oblivion: On the Forgotten Genius of Irish Literature

The Millions : A Long Winter of Oblivion: On the Forgotten Genius of Irish Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Book Review: Citizens - Kevin Curran

Book Review: Citizens - Kevin Curran | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
While Citizens ostensibly tells two stories, it gradually builds to brilliantly portray the human interdependency that an entire nation is built upon.
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Ennis Book Club Festival - The Long Gaze Back

Ennis Book Club Festival - The Long Gaze Back | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Ennis Book Club Festival aims to promote and celebrate reading. Each year, readers both from Ireland and further afield, come to Ennis to share their love of all things book related. The Festival includes author readings, discussions, workshops and walking tours through the historic streets of Ennis. Over the past ten years, the Festival has become synonymous with quality programming, vibrant discussion and, most importantly, sheer 'good fun' in the Friendliest Town in Ireland.
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Interview with Author Kerry Guerin

Interview with Author Kerry Guerin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You can read Kerry Guerin's deeply personal essay, "The Boy Who Saved Me" - about how difficult it is to let g0 of rage when your child is the target of bullying and discrimination -in   Letting Go:...
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Féile na Tána Festival: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Moya Cannon & Frank Ormsby | Poetry Ireland

Féile na Tána Festival: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Moya Cannon & Frank Ormsby | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Why Immigrants Abandon, Then Search For Home

This month, I am delighted to have my work showcased at Numéro Cinq, an
exquisite literary journal founded and funded by the Canadian-born author
Douglas Glover. 

Irish poet and author Gerard Beirne is among the journal's editors, and
Beirne curates  the journal's Irish section,  Uimhir a Cúig (Numero Cinq as
Gaeilge).  

My memoir "What Brought You Here" is about my emigration from Ireland to
the USA at age 24.  

The book tackles the immigrant's perpetual search for home and our need to
find and fight for a new identity in a country that will never be truly
ours. 


 

The Americans said I had courage.

They said it just as I got to that part about the fries or salad or soup,
and how our restaurant customers could choose one side dish with each
selected lunch special.“Are you from Ireland?”

“Yes, I am.”

“How long have you been over here?”

“Three months.” Then, “Six months” Then, “Two years.”

“Oh! What brought you here?”

The wife asked these first questions. The husband had his own set of
queries: “North or south?” “Catholic or Protestant? “Are your French fries
hand cut or frozen?”

Read the entire excerpt here. 

 

 
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POETRY The Closest Thing by Edward O'Dwyer

POETRY The Closest Thing by Edward O'Dwyer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edward O'Dwyer presents a scene from a pub with melancholy wisdom in his
poem "The Closest Thing". 

He removed his coat and scarf.
The weight of the world
he appeared to have carried in, however,
was not a garment that could be
laid over a chair or set at his feet
or hung on a peg. 
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Podcast:Thomas Morris- We Don't Know What We're Doing

Stream Thomas Morris- We Don't Know What We're Doing by by Books from desktop or your mobile device
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Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney

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Reviewed by Laura Marriott On a small crossroads near the bottom of Manor Street, one of the main through ways in Dublin 7, there is a rundown, abandoned pub called The Belfry. It was once painted …
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Stage: Crotty's Juno is certain to pack a real punch - Independent.ie

Stage: Crotty's Juno is certain to pack a real punch - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Think of great Irish actresses. Enormous names pound across my head. Siobhan McKenna, Fiona Shaw, at least one of the Cusacks.
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Exploding the novel-New Collection of Stories from Mary Morrissy

Exploding the novel-New Collection of Stories from Mary Morrissy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
February 25 is publication day for my new collection of linked short stories, Prosperity Drive. Jonathan Cape, my publishers, have described the collection, as an exploded novel, which is an apt description since the content has a distinctly boom-time flavour. (The last boom, that is!) "All the characters in this mesmerising book begin their journeys…
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Penny for your thoughts? Listowel Writers’ Week offers prizes, lots of them

Penny  for your thoughts? Listowel Writers’ Week offers prizes, lots of them | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anne O’Neill takes a wry look at the world of literary prizes and highlights the many opportunities Listowel offers established and aspiring writers to make their mark
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February Poetrybeat: Taking a Leap into the Poetry Scene around Ireland - HeadStuff

February Poetrybeat: Taking a Leap into the Poetry Scene around Ireland - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
February Poetrybeat brings you the highlights of the Poetry and Spoken Word news and happenings around Ireland this month | Headstuff.org
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STACCATO Spoken Word Night

STACCATO, Dublin's newest spoken word event, takes place in Toner's Pub, Baggot Street on the last Wednesday of the month. It's facilitated by writers Tanya Farrelly and David Butler who do a great job of curating a night with an enjoyably eclectic mix of poetry, fiction and live music. I took part in their January…
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Nice jacket! What makes a good book cover?

Nice jacket! What makes a good book cover? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eason’s Stephen Boylan talks to Sarah Bannan about judging a book by its cover. Do they sell books? What works? What are his favourites? What are the latest trends?
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