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Hennessy New Irish Writing: 19 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

Hennessy New Irish Writing: 19 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A literary love affair turns sour in this month’s winning Hennessy New Irish Writing short story by Niall McArdle
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Una Mullally: Abbey Theatre celebrates 1916 centenary with only one woman playwright

Una Mullally: Abbey Theatre celebrates 1916 centenary with only one woman playwright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our national theatre celebrates 1916 centenary – with 10% women playwrights
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Little Witness, by Connie Roberts and Blaris Moor, by Medbh McGuckian

Little Witness, by Connie Roberts and Blaris Moor, by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poets who bear unflinching witness to intricacies of violence, both private and public
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Ciaran Carson US Tour — 2-7 November

Ciaran Carson US Tour — 2-7 November | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ciaran Carson will be on tour in the U.S. this November. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see him read his work, you’re in for a treat.
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Playwright Liam Heylin is courting success on the Cork stage - Irish Examiner

Playwright Liam Heylin is courting success on the Cork stage - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork playwright Liam Heylin finds plenty of material for his writing in his day job as a court reporter for the Irish Examiner
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Poem of the Week to Celebrate Samhain

Poem of the Week to Celebrate Samhain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It’s the last week of October, which means it’s almost Halloween, the spookiest time of year. Did you know that Halloween originates from the Celtic festival called Samhain?
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Book review: Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs - The National

Book review: Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs - The National | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Deception and reinvention are key to the acclaimed author’s latest novel, an unlikely tale of war crimes and love in rural Ireland.
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13 Nov: Launch of The Uninvited

13 Nov: Launch of The Uninvited | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This Friday the 13th, Tramp Press in association with the Dublin Book Festival will launch the second in our Recovered Voices series, The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle.
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Worth Less? Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women

Worth Less?  Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This piece was first broadcast on Arena (RTÉ Radio One) on 27th October 2015 * Recently I asked a friend what she thinks about anthologies of writing by women. Wouldn't they be worth less than other anthologies? was her – very interesting – response. There’s a lot of chat at the minute about women’s writing…
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UC Berkeley to set up Irish Studies programme

UC Berkeley to set up Irish Studies programme | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The University of California at Berkeley is to establish a new Irish Studies programme, part-funded by the Government.
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Book Now:JP O' Malley - IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN BARRY

IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN BARRY
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Abbey Theatre to ‘interrogate rather than celebrate’ Easter Rising

Abbey Theatre to ‘interrogate rather than celebrate’  Easter Rising | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Waking the Nation programme to mark 1916 centenary has three world premieres
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Abbey director hits back at gender criticism

Abbey director hits back at gender criticism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail, has defended the theatre's 2016 centenary programme, Waking the...
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'Friel should have won Nobel Prize' says Abbey Theatre director - Irish Examiner

'Friel should have won Nobel Prize' says Abbey Theatre director - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel should have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the director of the Abbey Theatre.
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Hugh McFadden's curator insight, November 1, 2015 7:12 PM

Maybe, maybe ... but some of the greatest writers DIDN'T win the Nobel Prize (Joyce, for one) 

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Literature on Film | Part 1 | Francis Ford Coppola’s Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Literature on Film | Part 1 | Francis Ford Coppola’s Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When I was growing up I was not allowed watch horror films. To a budding film enthusiast their complete absence from my growing viewing inventory only stoked my curiosity to find out what was so special about these movies.
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Scríbhneoirí ag an Oireachtas

Scríbhneoirí ag an Oireachtas | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beidh an t-ollchruinniú deireannach de 2015 ag Aontas na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge le linn an Oireachtais i Citywest idir 9.30-11.00 Dé Sathairn 31 Deireadh Fómhair.
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Everything you need to know about Bram Stoker – the Dubliner who brought us Dracula

Everything you need to know about Bram Stoker – the Dubliner who brought us Dracula | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Abraham Stoker (1845 – 1912). He wrote the classic horror story Dracula in 1897. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Author: Abraham Stoker, borm 1845, Dublin.
Dracula plot in three words: Boy meets ghoul.
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Beatlebone by Kevin Barry review – a darkly wry trip to Beatle Island

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry review – a darkly wry trip to Beatle Island | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Lennon heads to the west coast of Ireland in 1978 for scream therapy and solitude in this lyrical exploration of love, fate and death
My favourite interview with John Lennon was by “whispering” Bob Harris in 1975.
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John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone

John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone, in which a crisis-ridden John Lennon tries to get to his island off Clew Bay, Mayo, in 1978.
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Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie

Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Patrick Pearse and James Connolly became the icons of the 1916 Rising as it passed into history and national memory. Their edification eclipsed their comrades and, of these, among the m
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A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest

A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For the next six days Literary Hub will help in counting down the days until the seventh-annual Irish Arts Center PoetryFest begins by publishing a poem, as selected by festival co-curator Belinda McKeon.    My God, It’s Full Of Stars (Excerpt),...
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Snacking in circles with Anakana Schofield

Snacking in circles with Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"With a sequential story," Schofield asks, "how would I get in his kidneys, how would I get into that man’s mind?"
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