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Short Story Masterclass Audio with Joseph O’Connor

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An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
INTERNATIONAL SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL,
recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.

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In the second of our Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Steve Wasserman talks to award-winning author Joseph O’Connor about super-charging language, the taxi meter in readers’ heads, and how to know when your writing isn’t as good as it should be.

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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com

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Calling all writers and poets - Win €500 in our Listowel Writers’ Week writing competition

Calling all writers and poets - Win €500 in our Listowel Writers’ Week writing competition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are looking for an original short story, poem or piece of writing with an Irish theme of up to 1,000 words as part of this year's Listowel Writers’ Week.
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Please Hear What I'm Not Saying

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A new poetry anthology about mental wellbeing for Mind , Please Hear What I'm Not Saying , is out Feb 8th, edited by Isabelle Kenyon
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Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: A gift for turning words into gems - Independent.ie

Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: A gift for turning words into gems - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the medical museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin there is a lung in a glass case preserved in formaldehyde which is of special significance. The lung had been diagnosed
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Interview with Stephanie Conn

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I talked to Stephanie Conn about her first collection ‘The Woman on the Other Side’ (Doire Press) PART ONE: THE POET Paul: Where did you grow up and what was it like? Stephanie: I grew up in Newtownards, County Down - a market town at the top of the Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland. It’s about…
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In Ireland, anybody speaking clearly gets accused of arrogance-writes playwright Colin Murphy

In Ireland, anybody speaking clearly gets accused of arrogance-writes playwright Colin Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
writes playwright Colin Murphy
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Louise O'Neill -Digital detox: Why I switched off my phone

Louise O'Neill -Digital detox: Why I switched off my phone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline Digital detox: Why I switched off my phone
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Paula Meehan: A Sonnet for Garry Snyder on his 80th Birthday

A Sonnet for Garry Snyder on his 80th Birthday
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Sara Baume reviews Martina Evans's newest poetry collection

Sara Baume reviews Martina Evans's newest poetry collection

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Uimhir a Cúig | Dunamon: Poems --- Jane Clarke | Numéro Cinq

Uimhir a Cúig | Dunamon: Poems --- Jane Clarke | Numéro Cinq | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Promise // After the talk with the palliative nurse / over cups of tea in the kitchen, my mother / tells me she’s already asked my father / to promise he’ll make it through the winter –
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Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

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Oxford University Press: "[James McNaughton's] Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett's creative responses to the Irish civil war and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism, and the atrocities of World War II. Grounded in archival material, the volume reads in Beckett's letters and German Diaries his personal…
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J.M. Coetzee: Eight Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett

J.M. Coetzee: Eight Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One. As Hugh Kenner explained to us long ago in his essay "The Cartesian Centaur," Samuel Beckett is a philosophical dualist. Specifically, Beckett writes as if he believes that we are made up of, that we are, a body plus a mind. Even more specifically, he writes as if he believes that the connection between mind and
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Is ‘Three Billboards’ The New ‘Crash’?

Is ‘Three Billboards’ The New ‘Crash’? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One movie that a lot of people think is going to win a lot of Oscars next month is Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Set in the fictional town of Ebbing and detailing a lone woman’s quest fo
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Applications are now open for Poetry Ireland Introductions 2018 | Poetry Ireland

Applications are now open for Poetry Ireland Introductions 2018 | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Krapp's Last Tape shows Theatre Passe Muraille's best years are far from gone | Toronto Star

Krapp's Last Tape shows Theatre Passe Muraille's best years are far from gone | Toronto Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Under Mac Fyfe’s direction, Bob Nasmith is pitch-perfect as the regretful character in Beckett’s 1958 monologue.
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Watch The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne - JP Donleavy

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The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne Season 7, Episode 2: JP Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man has been called one of the 20th centuries 100 most influential novels. And yet, on publication, it was widely banned as a debauched and decadent text. Gay Byrne talks to the 86-year-old Irish American writer about his origins in the Bronx and the experiences, ideas and beliefs that have shaped his work.
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Dancing at Lughnasa house restoration project underway

Dancing at Lughnasa house restoration project  underway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel Interpretative centre also planned for Glenties
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The Saturday Poem: Brightening, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

The Saturday Poem: Brightening, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new poem by the bilingual writer
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A Reading of Irish Women Poets in Barcelona

A Reading of Irish Women Poets in Barcelona | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Featured image is © Anna Muñoz: "llums al Café de las Delicias" Barcelona Poetry Reading and Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon A Barcelona poetry reading held yesterday in the Café de les Delicíces combined performances by local poets and translators with a tribute to historic Irish women poets in response to the Fired! initiative.…
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Reviewed: A Man is only As Good... by Pat Boran

Reviewed: A Man is only As Good... by Pat Boran | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Pat Boran's A Man is only As Good ..  gathers poems from six previous collections, this one designed as a handy pocket-sized book. The bracingly pensive Boran is not so much interested in issues as in the greater picture.
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Disco Pigs - The Irish Repertory Theatre

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Irish Repertory Theatre presents The Tara Finney Productions 20th Anniversary Production on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage by Enda Walsh directed by John Haidar starring Evanna Lynch & Colin Campbell Extended through March 4, 2018 Buy Tickets Now! Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have …
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Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

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Oxford University Press: "[James McNaughton's] Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett's creative responses to the Irish civil war and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism, and the atrocities of World War II. Grounded in archival material, the volume reads in Beckett's letters and German Diaries his personal…
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The Last Days of Oscar Wilde

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He stared hard at Frank Harris, harder than he ever had, because this fact Harris needed to understand, even if it had to be driven in with hammer and nail. If they were to continue to coexist in this hotel, to continue to pass weeks together exiled from their respective homes, Harris had to give up the expectation
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