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Bestselling Authors Colum McCann and Joseph O'Connor to hold Public Conversation | UL University of Limerick

Bestselling Authors Colum McCann and Joseph O'Connor to hold Public Conversation | UL University of Limerick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
University of Limerick (UL) offers a range of courses and programmes up to doctorate and postdoctorate levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.
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November 2014 Poem of the Month by Gerald Dawe

November 2014 Poem of the Month by Gerald Dawe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Sale
Pigeons fly in and out of stone-sized gaps
in the broken windows of the old lady’s home
where she lived most of the time alone.
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Awards show energy of Irish writing - Irish Independent

Awards show energy of Irish writing - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'This is the first time I've been on the other side of these awards," says Sinead Crowley, arts and media broadcaster and now author, whose debut novel, Can Anybody Help Me is shor
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DBF Interviews: Sarah Davis-Goff

DBF Interviews: Sarah Davis-Goff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Tramp Press, will be participating on one of our panels as part of our Meet The Publishers and Agents event on Sunday, 16 November. Here we discussed her experiences...
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Book Club: four questions to set you thinking about A History of Loneliness - Irish Times

Book Club: four questions to set you thinking about A History of Loneliness - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christina Hunt Mahony reviewed John Boyne’s novel for us when it came out. Here she suggests some aspects you might like to explore
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Watch! Irish Book Awards 2014 interviews

Watch! Irish Book Awards 2014 interviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paddy Kehoe spoke to some of the authors nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2014.
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Colum McCann to visit UL to introduce Narrative 4 Ireland

Colum McCann to visit UL to introduce Narrative 4 Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
University of Limerick (UL) offers a range of courses and programmes up to doctorate and postdoctorate levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.
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New Poetry for Halloween ! John W. Sexton

As tonight is Halloween, we have a suitably spooky poem for you - Dark Can Be Light - by John W Sexton.
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Literary listings - Irish Times

Literary listings
Irish Times
The Irish poet Paul Durcan will receive the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards on November 26th.
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Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell, by the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York - New York Arts

Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell, by the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York - New York Arts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There seemed something symbolic in the front doors and lobby of the DR2 Theatre, temporary home of the Irish Repertory Theatre.
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A final song for Samhain - John Montague

A final song for Samhain - John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Halloween is finally here! While children dress in costume and parents don their houses with spooky decorations, we are paying tribute to John Montague and his eerie poem about the Celtic festival ...
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Ben Jackson: Mais non, monsieur - Joyce and Proust

Ben Jackson: Mais non, monsieur - Joyce and Proust | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In one of his recently published letters to his wife, Véra, Nabokov gives yet another version of the legendary encounter between Joyce and Proust in 1922. The various accounts of the meeting (many of them collected in Richard Ellmann’s Life of Joyce) disagree on almost everything, though it probably happened at a party given by […]
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'Norah Webster': a stern, spare portrait of an Irish widow - The Seattle Times

'Norah Webster': a stern, spare portrait of an Irish widow - The Seattle Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his new novel, “Norah Webster,” Irish author Cólm Toibín explores the world of a recently widowed mother in small-town Ireland in the late 1960s. Toibín appears Nov. 3 at Town Hall Seattle — sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures.
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DBF Interviews: Peter Murphy

DBF Interviews: Peter Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Next up in our series of interviews is journalist and author Peter Murphy, whose novel Shall We Gather at the River was published by Faber & Faber last year. A contributor to Dubliners 100, Pet...
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Scripts, Irelands Playwriting Festival

Scripts, Irelands Playwriting Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Welcome to SCRIPTS, Irelands newest dedicated playwriting Festival. Scripts is a festival dedicated to new Irish plays—the writing of them, the development and nurturing of them.
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Brian Friel's 'Faith Healer' is a poignant tale of faith, memory and relationships - The Star Online

An acclaimed play tells the tale of a man who can heal others, but cannot save himself.
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All 6 short stories shortlisted for this year's Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year Award are available to read and vote for her

All 6 short stories shortlisted for this year's Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year Award are available to read and vote for her | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
These six shortlisted stories have been selected by a panel of expert judges and now it's up to you to vote for your favourite story. Read each story here and then click through to the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards website to vote. The judging panel this year consisted of last year's winner Billy O’Callaghan,  who joined fellow judges  Jane Alger, Director of Dublin City of Literature and Bob Johnson of the Gutter Bookshop. Literary agent Simon Trewin, Partner and Head of Literary at WME London,
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Mary Costello shortlisted for top prize as first novel is published

Mary Costello shortlisted for top prize as first novel is published | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín, Joseph O’Connor and David Mitchell also in running for Eason Novel of the Year
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Award Winning Author Colum McCann to speak at LRU - UALR Forum

Award Winning Author Colum McCann to speak at LRU - UALR Forum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome award winning author Colum McCann on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
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Michael Harding welcomes lifetime achievement award for Paul Durcan - Irish Times

Yahoo Eurosport UK Michael Harding welcomes lifetime achievement award for Paul Durcan Irish Times At the other end of the scale was this year's shortlist for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award, which sees Northern Irish author Stuart Neville set...
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Speech by Ambassador Mulhall we know their dream Yeats and 1916. - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Newcastle, 20 October 2014

Introduction:

I want to talk this evening about a person, an event, a poem, and the connection between them. The person is WB Yeats, the event the Easter Rising of 1916 and the poem is 'Easter 1916'. I see Yeats's poem as a good way of approaching the events of 1916, especially for non-Irish audiences, for it provides a complex, intriguing portrait of the Rising. It can be viewed as a kind of verse tutorial on the most significant event in Ireland's 20th century history. Yeats is a valuable witness to the events of 1916, because he was familiar with

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