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On A Turning Wing by Paddy Bushe

On A Turning Wing by Paddy Bushe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paddy Bushe’s latest collection of poems explores, among other things, the balance between creative freedom and the artist’s responsibility to engage.
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Cyprus Avenue review – complex study of sectarian paranoia

Cyprus Avenue review – complex study of sectarian paranoia | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Stephen Rea is riveting as a troubled Ulster loyalist whose hatred of ‘the Fenians’ drives him to breakdown in this compelling Irish play

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A Poet's Guide to Surviving School | Catherine Brogan | TEDxOmagh

Spoken word poetry in schools allows students to connect with their character, community and culture. Cat Brogan, a native of Omagh, won the BBC Edinburgh fr...
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Lagan Press launches campaign to name bridge in East Belfast in honour of James Ellis - Latest News - Lagan Press

Lagan Press launches campaign to name bridge in East Belfast in honour of James Ellis - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Connswater Community Greenway is giving the public the opportunity to officially name three bridges within East Belfast, and Lagan Press is urging the public to vote for one of the bridges to be named in honour of local writer and actor, James Ellis.
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Belinda McKeon's 'Tender' Restores the Specificity of a Relationship Pop Culture Loves to Stereotype

Belinda McKeon's 'Tender' Restores the Specificity of a Relationship Pop Culture Loves to Stereotype | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belinda McKeon's second novel, Tender, concerns a type of contemporary relationship pop culture loves to depict but can never seem to resist catastrophically oversimplifying: a close friendship between a gay man and a straight woman. On film and especially TV, we meet countless pairs like this.
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Cyprus Avenue review: Stephen Rea delivers a masterful performance

Cyprus Avenue review: Stephen Rea delivers a masterful performance | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
David Ireland’s caustic new play is testing limits with plenty of unpalatable opinions and outrageous claims
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"Write what truly, obsessively interests you" advice from Room author Emma Donoghue

"Write what truly, obsessively interests you" advice from Room author Emma Donoghue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how a successful author gets their inspiration, overcomes writer's block, or develops believable characters?
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The Testament of Mary-Paula Langton stars in an enthralling revival of Colm Tóibín's controversial work.

The Testament of Mary-Paula Langton stars in an enthralling revival of Colm Tóibín's controversial work. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Langton stars in an enthralling revival of Colm Tóibín's controversial work.
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G H O S T C I T Y P R E S S-GCP 011 - Michael Begnal, The Muddy Banks

G H O S T C I T Y P R E S S-GCP 011 - Michael Begnal, The Muddy Banks | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
do i dare disturb the universe GCP 011 - Michael Begnal, The Muddy Banks do i dare disturb the universe Released May 10th, 2016 Chapbook Purchase a copy from our web-store do i dare disturb the...
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Bringing it all back home with Seamus Heaney

Bringing it all back home with Seamus Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yvonne Watterson, whose mother was a neighbour of the poet, on how sharing the same psychic and physical landcape has deepened her appreciation of his work
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Claire Hennessy: The Secret of Writing A Novel, or Why It’s Easier Than Marathon Running

Claire Hennessy: The Secret of Writing A Novel, or Why It’s Easier Than Marathon Running | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine
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ADiff review: Notfilm lets Beckett speak

ADiff review: Notfilm lets Beckett speak | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ross Lipman’s doc makes interesting connections and assertions
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The Women of Oscar Wilde

The Women of Oscar Wilde | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

On this day, February 18, 1895, John Sholto Douglas, better known to us perhaps as the brutish 9th Marquess of Queensberry, arrived at the Albemarle Club, a

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Edna O'Brien - Taking us to strange places

Edna O'Brien - Taking us to strange places | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The doyenne of Irish writing returns with an original and daring tour de force
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Bob Geldof and Sinéad Cusack among names to read poetry of W.B. Yeats at Abbey Theatre

Bob Geldof and Sinéad Cusack among names to read poetry of W.B. Yeats at Abbey Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bob Geldof and Sinead Cusack are among the names who will take to the Abbey Theatre stage to read the poetry of W.B. Yeats.
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The Book Show S3 #4 - 13th February 2016 (Ruth Ware, Rob Doyle & Andrew O'Hagan)

Stream The Book Show S3 #4 - 13th February 2016 (Ruth Ware, Rob Doyle & Andrew O'Hagan) by The Book Show RTE Radio 1 from desktop or your mobile device
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Review 'Cyrpus Avenue' at Peacock Theatre: Brilliant and provocative new play - Independent.ie

Review 'Cyrpus Avenue' at Peacock Theatre: Brilliant and provocative new play - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The play begins with an encounter between Eric (Stephen Rea) and his psychiatrist Bridget (Wunmi Mosaku) in a clean crisp office. Eric is clearly damaged, but appears harmless.
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Stephen Rea plays loyalist who thinks his baby is Gerry Adams in Dublin stage drama - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Stephen Rea plays loyalist who thinks his baby is Gerry Adams in Dublin stage drama - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cyprus Avenue, the street synonymous with east Belfast-born singer Van Morrison, is the name of the latest David Ireland play to première in Dublin and also features acclaimed Be
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Juno and the Paycock review at Gate Theatre, Dublin

Juno and the Paycock review at Gate Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rich revival of Sean O’Casey’s classic featuring two stunning performances
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Interview: Hot Press talks to Rob Doyle

Sex, drugs, rampant nihilism - looks like Rob Doyle has a new book out. The enfant terrible of Irish literature discusses his latest offering. This Is The Ritual
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Poet Paul Casey: I was homeless for months, because I couldn’t prove I was Irish

Poet Paul Casey: I was homeless for months, because I couldn’t prove I was Irish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork man Paul Casey returned from abroad – only to be left homeless as he was unable to prove his Irishness. Here he describes his months on the streets.
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An Irishwoman’s Diary on Samuel Beckett and friendship

An Irishwoman’s Diary on Samuel  Beckett and friendship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Men of words – Beckett, André Bernold and Max McGuinness
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