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Irish writers and 1916: 1. George Russell (AE) - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Irish writers and 1916: 1. George A Russell (AE)
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A Poets' revolt: How culture heavily influenced the Rising and its leaders - Independent.ie

A Poets' revolt: How culture heavily influenced the Rising and its leaders - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the enduring ideas about the 1916 Rising is that it was a 'poets' revolt'. This may be partly to do with the fact the most famous statement about the event is, itself, a poem. Ye
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The Lir Academy - Acting and Irish Theatre - a course for International students

The Lir Academy - Acting and Irish Theatre - a course for International students | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Lir offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in acting, directing, lighting design, stage design, stage management, technical theatre and writing for the theatre and related professions.
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Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young

Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true ... to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge."
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JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK - The Everyman

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK - The Everyman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Meet the Boyles: a hilarious, drunken father; a ferociously loyal mother; a wounded son; and a daughter with “notions”. Theirs is a family beset by poverty and war but offered the tantalising promise of sudden riches.

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The idle mind is a playground for the devil. 

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Review | Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney - HeadStuff

Review | Dublin Seven by Frankie Gaffney - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin Seven, the debut novel from author Frankie Gaffney, presents the reader with an interpretation of not only Dublin City but of the people who course through its veins. At the heart of this story is Shane, a directionless teenager and recreational drug user. A chance encounter with Griffo, an inner city drug dealer, leadsRead More
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Irish Writers on Longlist just revealed for £30,000 Dylan Thomas literary prize

Irish Writers on Longlist just revealed for £30,000 Dylan Thomas literary prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Welsh short story writer and prize-winning poet are on long list for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas literary prize for young writers.
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Every Friday Colum McCann posts letters to young writers on his website

Every Friday Colum McCann posts letters to young writers on his website | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read aloud. Walk around your house and read your way through the ceiling. Ceilings are boring. The sky is more interesting.
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Correction Letter re Booker Prize by Wife of the late Aidan Higgins

Correction Letter re Booker Prize by Wife of the late Aidan Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Sir, – Thank you for your generous coverage of the death of Aidan Higgins, my late husband (“Experimental writer championed by Beckett and Banville”, January 16th).

Unfortunately there was an error of fact in the formal obituary.

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Alicia Byrne-Keane spoken word playlist No 1: Best of 2015

Alicia Byrne-Keane spoken word playlist No 1: Best of 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Big welcome from all at Bogmans Cannon to Alicia Byrne-Keane, who has joined us as spoken word curator. Here is her first playlist, a look back at 2015. Enjoy. Stephen James Smith – ‘Dublin You Are’This is sort of the ultimate ‘Dublin spoken word poem’, an all-encompassing look at the city. Prepare for homesickness and…
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Lucy Cavendish annual Fiction Prize for a first novel by a woman seeks submissions

Lucy Cavendish annual Fiction Prize for a first novel by a woman seeks submissions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Part of the University of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College is the College where women over 21 and from every possible background come to study and to transform their lives
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The Green Road by Anne Enright review – ‘I am Irish and my family is mad’

The Green Road by Anne Enright review – ‘I am Irish and my family is mad’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

From Mali to New York and home to Ireland: a brilliant investigation into the breakaways and reunions of family life

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A fun evening with Montreal Irish writers - Westmount Magazine

A fun evening with Montreal Irish writers - Westmount Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Evening arranged by the Federation of Irish Societies. By Byron Toben
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Wonderful beauty of Ireland’s rebel poems

Wonderful beauty of Ireland’s rebel poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poetry of 1916 engages in fundamental ways with the ideals of independence and with the feelings and experiences that helped to shape the modern nation. Perceived as a ‘poets’ revol
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The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced  Ron Breznay and Rena Mason, Co-Chairs, Bram Stoker Awards® Committee   The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards. The HWA (see www.horror.org) is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see www.horror.org/awards/stokers.htm). The HWA Board and the Bram Stoker Awards Committee congratulate all those appearing [...]
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We are all barbarians now... by William Wall

In July 2015, at the height of the Greece/EU crisis, the philosopher of liberal capitalism, and theorist of European unity, Jürgen Habermas gave an interview to the Guardian. It was, in effect, a threnody for the idea of Europe, a lament for what his native Germany had done or undone. He identified the European non-elected institutions – 

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The Aran Islands - The Everyman

The Aran Islands - The Everyman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

J.M. Synge wrote four books about his trips to the Aran Islands, and in his time there he gathered much of the material and stories that he would mine for the great plays he is most famous for.

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BEYOND THE SNUG - Rehearsed Reading Series

BEYOND THE SNUG - Rehearsed Reading Series | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Building on the success of last year’s rehearsed reading series, Devilishly Good Plays, we are delighted to bring you a series of monthly rehearsed readings.
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Creative Writing Competitions Open For Entry - Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival

Creative Writing Competitions Open For Entry - Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  “It takes courage to be a writer.” – John B Keane. Yes, it’s time to either get scribbling or to retrieve those short stories, poems, plays and humorous essays from your files and enter one or more of our Creative Writing Competitions. Prize-winners of ALL our competitions will receive their awards on the Opening Read More . .
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Colm Tóibín, “On Elizabeth Bishop” Shortlisted for National Book Critics Awards

Colm Tóibín, “On Elizabeth Bishop” (Princeton University Press)
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Seven good reasons to Come to Doolin Writers Weekend, by Dave Lordan

Seven good reasons to Come to Doolin Writers Weekend, by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With its  lively blend of Culture, Craic, Community, and Creativity, all set in one of the most beautiful and inspiring regions in the West Of Ireland, the Doolin Writers Weekend offers a winning combination few other arts festivals in Ireland or anywhere else can match. Here are seven good reasons to come and join us…
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Women's Podcast Ep#15 The Christmas Episode: Anne Enright, Louise O'Neill, Maeve Higgins & More

Stream Ep#15 The Christmas Episode: Anne Enright, Louise O'Neill, Maeve Higgins & More by The Women's Podcast from desktop or your mobile device
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Maud Gonne | The Downside To Being A Muse - HeadStuff

Maud Gonne | The Downside To Being A Muse - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

AnneMarie McCarthy considers how Maud Gonne must have felt about being a muse to a creepy Nobel Laureate she had no interest in.

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Dublin's Vibrant, Unmissable Indie Writing Scene | Ireland Travel

Dublin's Vibrant, Unmissable Indie Writing Scene | Ireland Travel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin has a vibrant, modern-day indie literary scene, full of bookshops, gigs, classes and sessions, as much a part of the city that made them as Guinness.
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