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Clonakilty all set to celebrate Bloomsday - Irish Examiner

Clonakilty all set to celebrate Bloomsday - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bloomsday is heading to West Cork
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BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards - Broadway World

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great.
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The question of John Banville’s legacy

The question of John Banville’s legacy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Picture via patrickbolger.com With confirmation that John Banville will be part of the writing team for a major new crime series slated to screen next year, and the Booker Prize winner seemingly increasingly besotted by the lure of commercial crime...
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The Stunning Place-Maurice Harmon

Maurice Harmon, Irish poet, reads his poem "The Stunning Place" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room.
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Aifric Mac Aodha reading her poem "Echtrae Conlae"

Irish poet Aifric Mac Aodha reads "Echtrae Conlae" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room.
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Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem "This Was No Ithaca"

"This Was No Ithaca", read by Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins.
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Creative Writing Competition 2015

Creative Writing Competition 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Creative Gathering The annual award ceremony for the DCU Library Creative Writing Competition took place on Thursday 21st May, 2015. The competition, now in its sixteenth year is open to Adult Li...
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No WB Yeats, no Samuel Beckett? Fintan O’Toole on why we mustn’t forget the poet’s plays

No WB Yeats, no Samuel Beckett? Fintan O’Toole on why we mustn’t forget the poet’s plays | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Like Beckett, Yeats imagined every detail of his plays on the stage. Like Beckett, he has to be done well or not at all. And his ideas are now even more urgent
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Not Liking Yeats, WB Yeats at 150, The Essay by Fintan O'Toole - BBC Radio 3

Not Liking Yeats, WB Yeats at 150, The Essay by Fintan O'Toole - BBC Radio 3 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer and commentator Fintan O'Toole on his love-hate relationship with WB Yeats.
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Gallery: Yeats country-Photographs of places we associate with WB Yeats

Gallery: Yeats country-Photographs of places we associate with WB Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Photographs of places we associate with WB Yeats
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Review by Anakana Schofield: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Review by Anakana Schofield: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Why purity cultures scupper women: Anakana Schofield on the work of a Middle Eastern feminist
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Meet the Poet |7| Colm Keegan - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |7| Colm Keegan - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Keegan chats to Alvy Carragher about all things Poetry. Expect mad metaphors, down-to-earth advice and his stance on the page versus stage debate.
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Tender, by Belinda McKeon: a fresh twist on doomed love in 1990s Dublin

Tender, by Belinda McKeon: a fresh twist on doomed love in 1990s Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review by John Boyne: Rich with wisdom, truth and beauty, and free of gimmicks or overblown prose, Belinda McKeon’s second novel shows she is capable of becoming Ireland’s Anne Tyler
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An Irishwoman’s Diary on architect, poet, artist and literary critic Niall Montgomery

An Irishwoman’s Diary on architect, poet, artist and literary critic Niall Montgomery | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Centenary of the birth of a true pioneer
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The Long Haul, read by Maurice Harmon

Irish poet Maurice Harmon reads his poem "The Long Haul" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room.
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Be Someone, read by Rita Ann Higgins

Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem "Be Someone" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room.
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"Grafton Street", read by Irish poet Pádraigh Ó Snodaigh

Poet Pádraigh Ó Snodaigh reads his poem "Grafton Street" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room.
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Penny Dreadful editors Marc, John, and Cethan choose their favourite novellas

Penny Dreadful editors Marc, John, and Cethan choose their favourite novellas | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In an encouraging boost to an underrated though often exquisite fictional form, The Penny Dreadful magazine is currently running a novella competition, closing date Sept 30th 2015, judged by Sara Baume, Colin Barrett, and Paul McVeigh.
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Saving grace: how WB Yeats helped Eavan Boland to become a poet

Saving grace: how WB Yeats helped Eavan Boland to become a poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As a teenager I escaped to a Yeatsian world of lakes, of spirits hidden inside mountain winds and of heroic legends.
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Bruno is a very confused nine-year-old.
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Philosophy and a little passion: Roy Foster on WB Yeats and politics

Philosophy and a little passion: Roy Foster on WB Yeats and politics | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
More than any other great poet except Milton, Yeats was deeply involved in the politics of his day
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Yeats by Heart, WB Yeats at 150, The Essay - BBC Radio 3

Yeats by Heart, WB Yeats at 150, The Essay - BBC Radio 3 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiona Shaw explains the impact of her childhood introduction to the work of WB Yeats.
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Slideshow: 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize | Quill and Quire

Slideshow: 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize | Quill and Quire | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hundreds of guests filled Toronto's Koerner Hall on June 3 and 4 for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize readings and ceremony. Click through to see photos of the winners, Jane Munro and Michael Longley, as well as finalists and special guests.
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Getting women’s perspective on Irish history-Anakana Schofield

Getting women’s perspective on Irish history-Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Recording of history is a male-dominated area but women’s voices need to be heard, argues Anakana Schofield
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