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Interview: Maria McManus - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Maria McManus - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to poet and playwright Maria McManus about her recent ACES award, residencies ranging from South Belfast to Sweden, the importance of collaborations, inspiration, and the challenges of being a career poet.
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Book illustration : Maisiú leabhar

Book illustration  :  Maisiú leabhar | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bronnadh onóir mhór orm le déanaí nuair a dhein Colm Breathnach, ardfhile a bhfuil clú agus cáil air de bharr a chuid filíochta iontach, iarratas orm cuid de mo shaothar a úsáid ina leabhar nua, Tí...
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Short Story: On the Freedom to Write Irresponsibly by Sara Baume

Short Story: On the Freedom to Write Irresponsibly by Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by writers to mark Human Rights Day, the award-winning author explains how writers from conflict zones taught her the true luck of the Irish
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Short Story: Because Privacy, by Sarah Bannan

Short Story: Because Privacy, by Sarah Bannan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by Irish writers to mark Human Rights Day, the author of Weightless reflects on how poverty and disadvantage impinge on the right to privacy
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Writing Rights: authors mark Human Rights Day 2015

Writing Rights: authors mark Human Rights Day 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seven well-known writers have contributed a piece of original writing inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of the Make Rights Real campaign
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The wise man: a short story by Donal Ryan

The wise man: a short story by Donal Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She rescued him and balmed his blistered feet. Then, when he was well again, it was time to go . . .
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'Pillars' and other poems by Alice Kinsella

'Pillars' and other poems by Alice Kinsella | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Sea walk.  A grey day Bitter winter Biting wind And there was us   We got our shoes Wet and our toes Wrinkled In our socks   The sand clumped Our fingers curled And I tasted salt Coating your lips   Goose bumps rose On our arms...

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Sculptor Bryan Moore To Give Bram Stoker the Bronze Treatment - Horror News, Reviews & Horror Movie Trailers

Noted artist to tackle new Bram Stoker bust project. Celebrated master sculptor Bryan Moore made a splash a few years back with
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Audio: Eamon Morrissey's Extraordinary Career

Stream Eamon Morrissey by AbbeyTheatre from desktop or your mobile device
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Two Irreducible Singlenesses- Beckett on Jack Yeats

Two Irreducible Singlenesses- Beckett on Jack Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beckett’s doodles in the notebooks for Murphy (1938)A letter from Samuel Beckett to Cissie Sinclair, his aunt, dated August 14, 1937. At the time, Beckett was trying, fitfully and without much success, to become an art dealer; he’d gone so far as to travel through Germany for six months for the express purpose of seeing... Read More »
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10 Great Winter Poems Everyone Should Read including Louis MacNeice

10 Great Winter Poems Everyone Should Read including Louis MacNeice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Louis MacNeice
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FIRST THOUGHTS: Micheal O’Siadhail poetry collection offers portrait of love and immortal faithfulness

FIRST THOUGHTS: Micheal O’Siadhail poetry collection offers portrait of love and immortal faithfulness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THIS new collection by the poet Micheal O’Siadhail is more than a mere assembly of new poems.
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A Statement from the Board and Director of the Abbey Theatre | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

A Statement from the Board and Director of the Abbey Theatre | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Short Story: The Turnip Slave, by Nuala O’Connor

Short Story: The Turnip Slave, by Nuala O’Connor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by Irish writers to mark International Human Rights Day, the author of Miss Emily responds to Article 4, which prohibits slavery, with this refugee story
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Writing Rights: A Privileged Position, by Martina Devlin

Writing Rights: A Privileged Position, by Martina Devlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by Irish writers to mark Human Rights Day, the author and newspaper columnist reflects on the responsibility that comes with the power of the press
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Dermot Healy: The Collected Short Stories; Fighting With Shadows

Dermot Healy: The Collected Short Stories; Fighting With Shadows | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Re-release of early work offers chance to see growth of Healy’s extraordinary vision, says Eoin McNamee
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‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’ Neill: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015

‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’ Neill: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The complete online writing magazine

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Electric Literature’s Best Novels of 2015 including Kevin Barry

Electric Literature’s Best Novels of 2015 including Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. For fairness sake, books by Electric Literature
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The Yeats Family of Bedford Park: the John Betjeman Lecture - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Yeats Family of Bedford Park: the John Betjeman Lecture
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Robert McLiam Wilson: I’m the Irish guy who writes for ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Robert McLiam Wilson: I’m the Irish guy who writes for ‘Charlie Hebdo’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Robert McLiam Wilson
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Galway writers to read at city's pop-up bookshop

Galway writers to read at city's pop-up bookshop | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
GALWAY WRITER Alan McMonagle, who recently landed a two book deal with Picador, along with Geraldine Mills, Aoife Casby, James Martyn Joyce, and Galway Advertiser arts editor Kernan Andrews, will read from their work this weekend.
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New Statesman: Edna O’Brien: In the company of tyrants

New Statesman: Edna O’Brien: In the company of tyrants | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish writer Edna O’Brien, soon to celebrate her 85th birthday, reflects on four years spent in the company of tyrants.
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