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Book review: Martin John-interview with Anakana Schofield

Book review: Martin John-interview with Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is a tragic story about a man with psycho-sexual problems and OCD.
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Gabriel Rosenstock: To Thine Own Self Be True - The Culturium -

Gabriel Rosenstock: To Thine Own Self Be True - The Culturium - | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gabriel Rosenstock discusses the art of transcreating poetry, his Celtic upbringing and how the appreciation of haiku may be a gateway to enlightenment.
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'Who is Dervla Murphy?' | Official Trailer

Released in Ireland April 23rd 2016 Dervla Murphy is Ireland’s most prolific travel writer who for five decades has travelled the world mostly alone, an
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The Thing With Feathers- Review of Miss Emily, by Nuala O’Connor

The Thing With Feathers- Review of Miss Emily, by Nuala O’Connor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Miss Emily, by Nuala O’Connor
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Bare Hands Issue 21

Bare Hands Issue 21 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Issue 21 of Bare Hands. Showcasing contemporary poetry, photography & non-fiction from around the world. Edited by Kerrie O' Brien. 
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Obsession Series—Colm Tóibín: Dreaming That I'm Naked in My Old Town | PEN World Voices Festival

Obsession Series—Colm Tóibín: Dreaming That I'm Naked in My Old Town | PEN World Voices Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín on recurring dreams.
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LISTEN to Frank McGuinness & Marina Carr talking about UCD & Verdant Productions new landmark theatre production "SIGNATORIES"

LISTEN to Frank McGuinness & Marina Carr talking about UCD & Verdant Productions new landmark theatre production "SIGNATORIES" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Frank McGuinness and Marina Carr (both formerly of UCD) are two of the 8 collaborators on a series of monologues in honour of the men who signed the 1916 Proclamation; “Signatories” will be performed at Kilmainham Gaol before touring

Further details: http://centenaries.ucd.ie/events/signatories
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An Epiphany in the Company of Alice Munro | by Mary O'Donnell

An Epiphany in the Company of Alice Munro | by Mary O'Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary O’Donnell experiences a change of heart after reading Alice Munro’s short story ‘Family Furnishings’.
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Writers in Conversation: "The Intimate Other: Poets and the Family"

Writers in Conversation: "The Intimate Other: Poets and the Family" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966 and raised in Tipperary. He lives close to the coast of County Meath with his wife and family. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick and works i
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Ex-toymaker wins The Moth’s €10,000 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

Ex-toymaker wins The Moth’s €10,000 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Arterial by Abigail Parry stopped me in my tracks by putting a fresh, daring spin on the theme of the broken heart, says judge Billy Collins
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Louise O'Neill's Asking for It is being made for TV

Louise O'Neill's Asking for It is being made for TV | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A controversial, powerful and wildly lauded teen book about rape is being made for the small screen, and author Louise O’Neill is co-writing the script
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Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ...

Buster Keaton And Samuel Beckett Walk Into A Movie Studio ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.
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Samuel Beckett was born on this day 110 years ago- RTE Archives-Happy 100th Birthday Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was born on this day 110 years ago- RTE Archives-Happy 100th Birthday Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On 13 April 1906, one of Ireland's most celebrated playwrights was born. What would the reclusive Samuel Beckett have made of the celebrations to mark the centenary of his birth 100?
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Language of the Mute | Unforgettable Lines

Posts about Language of the Mute written by Opium for a Creative Soul
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Who is Dervla Murphy? A new film captures the life of the 85-year-old travel writer

Who is Dervla Murphy? A new film captures the life of the 85-year-old travel writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new film about Dervla Murphy paints a fascinating picture of the 85-year-old travel writer
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Karl Geary signs major publishing deal for debut novel

Karl Geary signs major publishing deal for debut novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin-born actor co-founded New York venues Sin-e and Scratcher
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Frankie Gaffney: Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head

Frankie Gaffney: Known to gardaí? Every time a man is shot dead, I wait for this little phrase to rear its ugly head | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Frankie Gaffney
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Beckett’s Champions

Beckett’s Champions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BY DAVID NOH | In one of the season’s unquestioned cultural highlights, a true Samuel Beckett master is coming to town. Through April 17, actress Lisa Dw
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Class Ceiling-short plays by Felix O'Brien, Fiona Doyle, Tessa Hart, Sarah Hehir, Jaki McCarrick, Sam Steiner, Jessica Sian & Ben Worth

Class Ceiling-short plays by Felix O'Brien, Fiona Doyle, Tessa Hart, Sarah Hehir, Jaki McCarrick, Sam Steiner, Jessica Sian & Ben Worth | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
short plays by Felix O'Brien, Fiona Doyle, Tessa Hart, Sarah Hehir, Jaki McCarrick, Sam Steiner, Jessica Sian & Ben Worth
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The Gaiety hilarious production of The Matchmaker will leave you in stitches

The Gaiety hilarious production of The Matchmaker will leave you in stitches | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This play tells the tale of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor - a good natured, if not entirely honest, matchmaker - through correspondence with sister Marge in Philadelphia and some of his more colourful clients
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List of Literary festivals in Ireland

List of Literary festivals in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  I have to thank O'Bhéal for this list, which includes festivals that incorporate an aspect of poetry. And the list will grow! If you know of any festivals I've left out, please leave a comment. For new festival organisers, this list might help you to select a less busy month to host your own…
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Samuel Beckett, le roi de l'absurde - Rolling Stone

Samuel Beckett, le roi de l'absurde - Rolling Stone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett est né à Dublin il y a 110 ans. Un anniversaire célébré sur rollingstone.fr
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Anus – Black Sun, a short story by Rob Doyle

Anus – Black Sun, a short story by Rob Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this extract from This is the Ritual, viewing an unusual porn film is transmuted into an intimation of sublime geometry, astronomy, black holes and galaxy clusters
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1906 – Birth of Samuel Beckett in Foxrock, Co Dublin.

1906 – Birth of Samuel Beckett in Foxrock, Co Dublin. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“We are all born mad. Some remain so.” –Samuel Beckett An Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. During the 1930s and 1940s…
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