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Seanachai Theatre renames itself Irish Theatre of Chicago

Seanachai Theatre renames itself Irish Theatre of Chicago | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What's in a name? Clarity, identity, and perhaps a box office boost based on ease of pronunciation.
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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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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Chichester, Festival Theatre

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Chichester, Festival Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director: Joe Murphy Adaptation: Angus Murphy from the book by John Boyne Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Anyone who has read John Boyne’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or seen the film may think the Children’s Touring Partnership’s...
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Lucinda Sly - written and directed by John MacKenna

On March 29th 1835, ten thousand people crammed the streets of Carlow to see the public hanging of Lucinda Sly and John Dempsey. It was to be the last public...
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Some Strange Moon-Henessy New Irish Writing

Some Strange Moon-Henessy New Irish Writing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Henessy New Irish Writing: A climb into a mountainous South African landscape triggers memories and questions for a father and daughter. But why are there so many butterflies, and where are they going?
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In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Derek Hand

In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Derek Hand | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Bowen’s writing exposes the arduousness of being modern. Her art is typified by a linguistic poise echoing her characters’ desire to manage emotion’
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In praise of Claire Keegan, by John Kelly

In praise of Claire Keegan, by John Kelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Her stories are original, sometimes shocking and always spot-on in the smallest of details. The sheer skill on display (and indeed hidden from display) is breathtaking’
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A poem for Ireland, poetry for everyone

A poem for Ireland, poetry for everyone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The countdown is on to find Ireland’s favourite Irish poem, so we’ve asked a selection of writers and readers to tell us their favourite few lines of verse, and to nominate which poem they think is best from RTÉ’s A Poem for Ireland shortlist
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Paula Meehan: the poet at 60

Paula Meehan: the poet at 60 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Hennessy Hall of Fame poet looks back on her childhood and the path that led her to ‘stand up for the word’
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Temperatures soar in Durcan's love poem to the weather women

Temperatures soar in Durcan's love poem to the weather women | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The country's most popular contemporary poet, Paul Durcan, is to release a new collection which will have Met Éireann's weather women blushing.
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President Higgins pays tribute to Desmond O'Grady - Limerick Leader

President Higgins pays tribute to Desmond O'Grady - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins paid tribute to Limerick poet Desmond O’Grady as “great, warm and wonderful” as he unveiled a plaque in his honour.
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Renowned Stanford poet Eavan Boland interrogates identity and nationhood in new collection

Renowned Stanford poet Eavan Boland interrogates identity and nationhood in new collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In her latest book of poetry, A Woman Without a Country, English Professor Eavan Boland draws on decades of thinking, reading and writing about subjects like nation and gender to help give voice to those who have been silenced in the official record of history.
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Poem of the Week: “The Finder has Become the Seeker” by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Week: “The Finder has Become the Seeker” by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are looking forward to spring coming just around the corner, though a thick layer of new snow is just starting to melt outside.
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A Book Club short story: The Clancy Kid, by Colin Barrett

A Book Club short story: The Clancy Kid, by Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Taken from his award-winning short story collection, Young Skins, this month's Irish Times Book Club choice, this is a powerful tale of lost youth in the west of Ireland
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Culture Shock: Putting women’s writing on the wall

Culture Shock: Putting women’s writing on the wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The Irish Times’ is publishing a poster of Irish women writers as a rebuke to the familiar men-only Irish Writers version. It’s a joke with a serious point
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In praise of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, by Theo Dorgan

In praise of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, by Theo Dorgan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Fearless and daring, her well-loved voice is a steadying force and a challenge as we strive to make sense of the chaos that is life in our times’
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In praise of Mia Gallagher, by Anne Gildea

In praise of Mia Gallagher, by Anne Gildea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Mia is the real deal, one history will remember’
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Irish Pages Seamus Heaney Memorial

Irish Pages Seamus Heaney Memorial | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Chris Agee, editor of the journal for contemporary writing, introduces the current issue and shares an original poem by Kerry Hardie
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Dervla Murphy: 'Once travellers shared opinions and experiences - now they queue silently to use a computer'

Dervla Murphy: 'Once travellers shared opinions and experiences - now they queue silently to use a computer' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Kerr meets the Irish writer Dervla Murphy, whose new book could mark the end of her travels
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IR Seamus Heaney Podcasts with Sinead Morrissey

IR Seamus Heaney Podcasts with Sinead Morrissey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Review 49-50 is a special double issue on the work and legacy of Seamus Heaney. In three new podcasts we talk to three contributors to the special issue: Sinéad Morrissey, Rosie Lavan and...
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Free Online Stanford Course by Eavan Boland:Ten Premodern Poems by Women

Free Online Stanford Course by Eavan Boland:Ten Premodern Poems by Women | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Professor Eavan Boland provides an introduction to poetry through the works, and the life stories, of ten women.
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Yeats Country: 17 photos of Sligo and Leitrim that are pure poetry

Yeats Country: 17 photos of Sligo and Leitrim that are pure poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The desolate landscapes of Sligo and Leitrim aren't just a fitting subject for poetry, as Colin Gillen's photographs show.
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