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Dublin Theatre Festival suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading

Dublin Theatre Festival suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin Theatre Festival takes the pulse of Irish theatre, this year’s suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading
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Lisa McInerney Reads in Kennys - YouTube

We were thrilled to have Lisa McInerney read from her highly acclaimed new novel 'The Glorious Heresies' in Kennys Bookshop in Galway last week. According to...
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Claire Louise Bennett Reads in Kennys Bookshop - YouTube

Author Claire-Louise Bennett reads from 'Pond', her first collection of short stories (published by The Stinging Fly Press), in Kennys Bookshop Galway Ireland
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Winner of the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition announced - Latest News - Lagan Press

Winner of the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition announced - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stephanie Conn has won the 2015 Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition with her poem 'June'. The shortlist of ten poems was announced as a final recital held in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on National Poetry Day, 8 October.
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A Slanting of the Sun: Stories, by Donal Ryan - book review: Formless ... - The Independent

A Slanting of the Sun: Stories, by Donal Ryan - book review: Formless ... - The Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The irish writer Donal Ryan is among the great contemporary chroniclers of grief, loss and bewilderment.
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Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 – Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland

Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 – Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Greenbean Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming to top publishers and literary agents. Deadline: 16 Oct.
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Q&A with Paul Muldoon | Times Higher Education

Q&A with Paul Muldoon | Times Higher Education | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to the Irish poet who is to take up the post of distinguished professor in English and creative writing at Lancaster University
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Oedipus Rex: by W.B. Yeats A Reading | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

Oedipus Rex: by W.B. Yeats A Reading | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Pogues and Joni Mitchell go gaeilge for festival

Pogues and Joni Mitchell go gaeilge for festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IMRAM, the Irish Language Literature Festival, returns to Dublin next week and amid the myriad of readings and workshops there's also a unique chance to enjoy the music of The Pogues and Joni Mitchell as gaeilge.
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‘Thirteen Ways of Looking’ review: New stories from Colum McCann - The Washington Post

‘Thirteen Ways of Looking’ review: New stories from Colum McCann - The Washington Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first collection in more than a decade from the celebrated author of ‘Let the Great World Spin’
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#1 "Scan" by billy ramsell

#1 "Scan" by billy ramsell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Introduction What struck me about this poem was the vividness of its imagery/metaphors, and the fact that so many images were linked to one idea. Some poems that try this approach can come across as...
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National Poetry Day in Armagh - The John Hewitt Society

National Poetry Day in Armagh - The John Hewitt Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two fine Northern Irish poets Ruth Carr & Frank Ormsby celebrate National Poetry Day in the heart of Armagh.
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Banshees In Print! Claire Hennessy and Laura Jane Cassidy Tell All

Banshees In Print! Claire Hennessy and Laura Jane Cassidy Tell All | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New literary journal Banshee launched last month, with events in Cork (as part of the Cork International Short Story Festival) and Dublin (in The Liquor Rooms, with the fabulous Tara Flynn) ushering it into the world.
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DTF Review | Shibboleth: Examining the walls that run through Northern Irish heads

DTF Review | Shibboleth: Examining the walls that run through Northern Irish heads | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Belfast’s Peace Walls, like shibboleths, are designed to keep people separated. But Stacey Gregg’s restless new play constructs them as an inhibiting prison

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Donal Ryan reads from 'A Slanting of the Sun' at Kennys Bookshop - YouTube

Acclaimed Irish writer Donal Ryan reads from his third book, 'A Slanting of The Sun', a collection of Short Stories, at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery, Galw...
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Nuala O'Connor reads from 'Miss Emily' at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery - YouTube

Nuala O'Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir) reads from 'Miss Emily' - her new novel about Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid - at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery. Bu...
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Remembering Brian Friel (1929-2015): A Poet of the Particular - WSJ

Remembering Brian Friel (1929-2015): A Poet of the Particular - WSJ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel, the Irish playwright whose works include ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come!’ and ‘Dancing at Lughnasa,’ died on Friday.
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Five of the best Irish poems to celebrate National Poetry Day

Five of the best Irish poems to celebrate National Poetry Day | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To celebrate National Poetry day, our Entertainment Editor has picked five Irish poems that are always worth reading
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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer:  Brian Friel Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: David Keane First preformed at the Abbey Theatre in 1990, Brain Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa makes a timely return to Dublin to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
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Muse of Yeats festival; Seamus Heaney exhibition; Anakana Schofield shortlisted - Irish Times

Muse of Yeats festival; Seamus Heaney exhibition; Anakana Schofield shortlisted - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín at Trinity; literary elite in Ballsbridge; Irish Culture abroad for 2016
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Lisa Dawn on the challenges of bringing Beckett to the stage

Lisa Dawn on the challenges of bringing Beckett to the stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish actress will perform the Beckett triology this month in Toronto at Canadian Stage
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THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING by Colum McCann | Kirkus Reviews

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING by Colum McCann | Kirkus Reviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A superbly crafted and deeply moving collection of fiction, with a provocative back story.
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Fiction Book Review: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann.

Fiction Book Review: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A novella evoking insecurity in the age of security cameras and three heartbreaking stories make up McCann’s (TransAtlantic) latest short-fiction collection. Various ways of looking—which are
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Colum McCann's author’s note & victim impact statement after his New Haven Assault

Colum McCann's author’s note & victim impact statement after his New Haven Assault | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On the 27th of June, 2014, I was assaulted in New Haven, Connecticut, punched and knocked unconscious after trying to help a woman who had also been assaulted along a busy city street
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