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Poem of the Week: "Pier" by Vona Groarke

Poem of the Week: "Pier" by Vona Groarke | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Only a few weeks remain before students return to campus, and our hottest days seem to be behind us. As we desperately hang on to summer, we offer Vona Groarke's poem, "Pier," as a celebration of t...
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DBF Interviews: Mary Feehan of Mercier Press - DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL

DBF Interviews: Mary Feehan of Mercier Press - DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For the second interview in our Publisher Interview Series we talk to Mary Feehan, MD of Mercier Press, Ireland’s oldest independent publishing house. Q: As a publishing house, 2014 marks your 70th anniversary: as well as being a remarkable achievement, this offers you a unique insight into the publishing industry within Ireland. What changes have …
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Léan Cullinan on learning to love rewriting - Irish Times

Léan Cullinan on learning to love rewriting - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Léan Cullinan on learning to love rewriting Irish Times I was quite the junior folklorist, for many years subsisting on a diet of Andrew Lang's Fairy Book collections, Italo Calvino's massive edition of Italian folk tales, and a volume of Russian...
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Audio & Video - Dubliners: A Quartet, an audio play

Audio & Video - Dubliners: A Quartet, an audio play | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
DUBLINERS AT 100 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Dubliners—now a much-loved work, but once considered so scandalous and sacrilegious it was unpublishable for a decade. In celebration of the centennial, The Greene Space, in association with the Irish Arts Center, presented Dubliners: A Quartet, a newly commissioned audio play by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks. Inspired by Joyce's stories about the poor, the ordinary, the working Irishmen and women, the four-part dramatic play with incidental Irish music was recorded during live performances on June 28 and 29, 2014. The play's ensemble cast included 15 actors, 4 musicians, 3 vocal soloists and a chorus of 6 singers. ...
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Theatre review: The Cripple of Inishmaan is more Irish than a boiled potato - Vancouver Courier

Theatre review: The Cripple of Inishmaan is more Irish than a boiled potato - Vancouver Courier | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Theatre review: The Cripple of Inishmaan is more Irish than a boiled potato
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If I were Irish I would either hate The Cripple of Inishmaanbecause it feeds into so many clichés or I would love it because it feeds into so many clichés.
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The Laureate for Irish Fiction

The inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction will take place between 2015 and 2018. The honour has been established by Arts Council and is also supported by University College Dublin (UCD), New...
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‘Litcoin’ experiment ensures Irish writer will not be down and out in Las Vegas

‘Litcoin’ experiment ensures Irish writer will not be down and out in Las Vegas | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Julian Gough’s plan was to let people who enjoy his work “help to fund a research and writing trip, from Berlin to Las Vegas”
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Irish War Poet Francis Ledwidge - RTÉ Archives

Irish War Poet Francis Ledwidge - RTÉ Archives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RT @RTEArchives: On the 100th anniversary of start of #WW1 we remember Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge http://t.co/l7TtzuL5dm #WW1RTE http:…
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Unfaithful – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Unfaithful – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: John Roberts Owen McCafferty isn’t afraid of writing dialogue that challenges our preconceptions, his fantastic take on the Catholic/Protestant divide in Mojo Mickeybo still has powerful...
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Hallelujah for the Cohen festival - Noted Irish writers Dermot Bolger, Gerard Smyth and John MacKenna are among those taking part

Hallelujah for the Cohen festival - Noted Irish writers Dermot Bolger, Gerard Smyth and John MacKenna are among those taking part | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hallelujah for the Cohen festival
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Noted Irish writers Dermot Bolger, Gerard Smyth and John MacKenna are among those taking part. MacKenna is a longterm friend of Cohen and interviewed him for a series of radio programmes for RTÉ.
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History of the Rain by Niall Williams review pure eccentric entertainment

History of the Rain by Niall Williams review  pure eccentric entertainment | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Catherine Taylor is moved by a Booker-longlisted Irish family sagaNiall Williams came to prominence in 1997 with the publication of his first book, Four Letters of Love.
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James Joyce's Ulysses is being adapted into a video game

James Joyce's Ulysses is being adapted into a video game | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Often considered one of the finest books of the 20th century, James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses is akin to the Demon's Souls of English literature wherein on…
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August 2014 - Poem of the Month by Kerry Hardie

August 2014 - Poem of the Month by Kerry Hardie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month's Poem of the Month 'The Hill Behind the House' by Kerry Hardie celebrates the publication of The Sky Didn't Fall as an ebook.
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Lippy - Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

Lippy - Theatre - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dead Centre theatre's experimental play about the Mulrooneys, four Irish women who starved themselves to death in 2000
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Krapp's Last Tape review an icy, hypnotic adaption of Beckett's play

Krapp's Last Tape review an icy, hypnotic adaption of Beckett's play | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer's portrayal convulses Krapp's face with shock and repressed despairThe annual Happy Days International Beckett festival is now in its third year at Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh, the scene of Samuel Beckett's...
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1st Irish Festival to Present Seamus Scanlon's The McGowan Trilogy - TheaterMania.com

1st Irish Festival to Present Seamus Scanlon's The McGowan Trilogy - TheaterMania.com | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
1st Irish Festival to Present Seamus Scanlon's The McGowan Trilogy
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The first selection for this year's 1st Irish Theatre Festival has been announced.
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Roadside Fiction Featuring 4 Irish Authors

Roadside Fiction Featuring 4 Irish Authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The home of Irish writing online (If you’ve submitted to a journal or literary magazine and your work is in print, let us know!
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Irish Writers Centre launches its Autumn Programme - YouTube

Brendan Mac Evilly, General Manager of the Irish Writers Centre shares some of new courses available at the Centre this Autumn. These, along with old perenni...
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IAA to back John B Keane play in Limerick

IAA to back John B Keane play in Limerick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is to sponsor John B Keane’s play Sive, which is to play in Limerick this autumn. (IAA to back John B Keane play in Limerick: THE Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is to sponsor John B Keane’s pla...
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Darragh McKeon on standing in the margins, beyond influence or affiliation - Irish Times

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Darragh McKeon on standing in the margins, beyond influence or affiliation
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Darragh McKeon has worked as a director with theatre companies such as Rough Magic in Dublin, the Royal Court and Young Vic in London, and Steppenwolf in Chicago.
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Local author's second novel draws plaudits - Westmeath Independent

Local author's second novel draws plaudits - Westmeath Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Local author's second novel draws plaudits Westmeath Independent The book was launched in Dublin's Gutter Bookshop in April and since then Ní Chonchúir has been to Italy on the Italo-Irish Literature Exchange, at the West Cork Literary Festival and...
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Ten minutes with… Irish poet Stephen James Smith - Irish Post

Ten minutes with… Irish poet Stephen James Smith - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Post Ten minutes with… Irish poet Stephen James Smith Irish Post A poet and playwright working out of his native Dublin, SJS (as he's known) has recently been making in-roads into Britain having performed at Glastonbury and at a showcase of...
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Irish links us write back to our roots - Louis de Paor

Irish links us write back to our roots - Louis de Paor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork poet Louis de Paor tells Alan O’Riordan how he thinks some of the richness of our cultural heritage can get lost in translation
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