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Beckett's eye: Paintings that inspired Samuel Beckett | Lunchtime talk | What's on | National Gallery, London

Beckett's eye: Paintings that inspired Samuel Beckett | Lunchtime talk | What's on | National Gallery, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beckett's eye: Paintings that inspired Samuel Beckett. Lunchtime talk, Wednesday 14 September 2016, 1-1.30pm. Admission free
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Hubert Butler: Ireland’s George Orwell

Hubert Butler: Ireland’s George Orwell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The writings of a market gardener from Kilkenny may yet influence the legacy of the notorious wartime archbishop of Zagreb
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Louisiana Keenan: Irish Woman Poet

Louisiana Keenan was born in Dublin, moved to the US with her father, and the family later returned when he was appointed American Consul for Dublin and Cork.
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Killarney may get small theatre ending seven-year wait

Killarney may get small theatre ending seven-year wait | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline Killarney may get small theatre ending seven-year wait
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McBride revives Irish modernism 

McBride revives Irish modernism  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eimear McBride wrote A Girl is a Half- Formed Thing when she was just 27. It took the author nearly a decade to find a publisher for the experimental tome, which begins with the narrato
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HURRICANE – a poem by Michael J. Whelan

HURRICANE – a poem by Michael J. Whelan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  HURRICANE   I tried to make it home in the hours before but there was something electric in those trash blown streets, like a murder disturbed by warping trees. Dark clouds were already gathered up in mountains on the evening’s horizons when the sound reached my heart and I stopped to study a tornado…
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RTÉ Radio 1's The Poetry Programme Culture Night. Guests include Elaine Feeney, Dave Lordan, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Lorcan Mac Mathuna as well as some top-class musicians.

RTÉ Radio 1's The Poetry Programme Culture Night. Guests include Elaine Feeney, Dave Lordan, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Lorcan Mac Mathuna as well as some top-class musicians. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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A Q&A by Lucy Caldwell with Catherine McBennett of the Niamh Louise Foundation for World Suicide Prevention Day 

A Q&A by Lucy Caldwell with Catherine McBennett of the Niamh Louise Foundation for World Suicide Prevention Day  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Q&A by Lucy Caldwell with Catherine McBennett of the Niamh Louise Foundation for World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow
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Hostages by Oisín Fagan review: Taking no prisoners

Hostages by Oisín Fagan review: Taking no prisoners | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A near-future dystopia, an engaging short story debut mostly set in Meath
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Thwarted love, self-loathing and denied desire - The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride

Thwarted love, self-loathing and denied desire - The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiction: The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride, Faber&Faber, hdbk, 320 pages, €19.99

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Our Killer City – read ‘that’ Rita Ann Higgins’ poem 

Our Killer City – read ‘that’ Rita Ann Higgins’ poem  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You’ve read snippets of the poem; you’ve heard praise and much criticism of it; now here, in a Bradley Bytes’ exclusive, read
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WILFRED OWEN’S GRAVE – a poem by Michael J. Whelan

WILFRED OWEN’S GRAVE – a poem by Michael J. Whelan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
    WILFRED OWEN’S GRAVE (Ors, France - June 2013)    I was not born then but I know that blood still gives meaning to the ground of wartime. So I stand at the place of your bones, you’re still alive like your words in some other existence somewhere else, the cover portrait on your…
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Novel Fair 2017-"Dragon's Den for writers"

Novel Fair 2017-"Dragon's Den for writers" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers', the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers
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The Hermit Collective at Ballymote Library

The Hermit Collective at Ballymote Library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The Hermit Collective at Ballymote Library

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The Stone - Political and social writing from Ireland-William Wall

The Stone - Political and social writing from Ireland-William Wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Written by  William Wall
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“Mallards” by C. Murray

“Mallards” by C. Murray | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mallards This is the crossroads, this is where it is. Black cat has killed a male chaffinch. There are rusty feathers all over, feather blown they roll down the steps.
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Ireland's Own in Association with O'Brien Press is Looking for the Best Young Writers in Ireland

Ireland's Own in Association with O'Brien Press is Looking for the Best Young Writers in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Best Young Writers in Ireland

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Can small presses save us from formulaic Fast Fiction?

Can small presses save us from formulaic Fast Fiction? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In literary fiction, commercialism demands bestsellers, leading to a version of Primark-style Fast Fashion, where popularity trumps originality, argues Fiona O’Connor
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Princeton University Fund for Irish Studies presents “Performing Beckett”-Talk by Lisa Dwan

Princeton University Fund for Irish Studies presents “Performing Beckett”-Talk by Lisa Dwan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Talk by Internationally Acclaimed Irish Actress Lisa Dwan
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Conor O’Clery: Why I wrote The Star Man

Conor O’Clery: Why I wrote The Star Man | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The veteran journalist has written a novel about the radical Presybterians who founded the United Irishmen, including a fellow reporter and his heroine, Betsy Gray
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Poetry: a rising generation of Belfast poets are gathered

Poetry: a rising generation of Belfast poets are gathered | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: ‘The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty’, ‘Distance’, ‘The Ghost of the Fisher Cat’
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 2008 – Molly Fox’s Birthday, by Deirdre Madden

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 2008 – Molly Fox’s Birthday, by Deirdre Madden | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The power of the novelist’s work lies in its control and transformation of powerful feeling into understated art
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Sex and The City director to turn Irish author Lisa McInerney's award-winning novel made into a TV series.

Sex and The City director to turn Irish author Lisa McInerney's award-winning novel made into a TV series. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author Lisa McInerney is set to have her award-winning novel made into a TV series.
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On being a copy-cat survivor of suicide, by Dave Lordan

On being a copy-cat survivor of suicide, by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  ON BEING A COPYCAT SURVIVOR OF SUICIDE (World Suicide Prevention Day is this weekend. I am a survivor of a teenage suicide attempt - while on ERASMUS student exchange in Greece in 1994. Below is the text of a radio essay I wrote for RTE Arena reflecting on my experience two decades later. PS…
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Uimhir a Cúig | A Junkyard Full of Flowers: Poems --- Paul McMahon | Numéro Cinq

Uimhir a Cúig | A Junkyard Full of Flowers: Poems --- Paul McMahon | Numéro Cinq | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
...across the boglands, / deep in sleep / below a lullaby / of fresh white snow, // a black cormorant / swoops into view / then glides out / towards the open sea.
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