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Sarah Clancy, 'Someone's Always Losing', All Ireland Poetry Slam Final, December 9, 2013

Connacht champion and 2nd place winner, last up at North Beach Nights in the second and final round of the All Ireland Poetry Slam Final at the Crane bar, Ga...
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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.

 

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Building Worlds and Breaking Meaning in Enda Walsh’s Work

Building Worlds and Breaking Meaning in Enda Walsh’s Work | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jen Gushue reflects on the visceral work of Irish playwright Enda Walsh. 
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Will secluded 300-year-old former flour mill see the rise of a new generation of Northern Ireland writers?

Will secluded 300-year-old former flour mill see the rise of a new generation of Northern Ireland writers? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As a published poet Paul Maddern knows the benefit of finding some solitude in which to compose his verse. Indeed it was a desire to leave behind the fast pace of life in London which l
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Terminally ill Irish author Emma Hannigan's book hits number one spot

Terminally ill Irish author Emma Hannigan's book hits number one spot | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A CAMPAIGN launched to benefit bestselling author Emma Hannigan, a 10-time cancer survivor ha
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Edna O’Brien receives $50,000 PEN/Nabokov literary award in New York

Edna O’Brien receives $50,000 PEN/Nabokov literary award in New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The Country Girls’ author, 87, speaks of ‘necessity for literature in our unhinged times’
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Step-down facility – An Irishman’s Diary about the Joycean property ladder

Step-down facility – An Irishman’s Diary about the Joycean property ladder | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The New Yorker: “Mrs. Crasthorpe” by William Trevor

The New Yorker: “Mrs. Crasthorpe” by William Trevor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiction by William Trevor: “She’d been impulsive once upon a time, hasty and not caring that she was. Tups had called her a spur-of-the-moment girl.”
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Women don’t write national plays? ‘Well they can, and they do’

Women don’t write national plays? ‘Well they can, and they do’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 2018, a diversity of Irish women’s voices will take their place on the national stage
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Words to the poem Bagpipe Music by Louis MacNiece

Louis Macniece Bagpipe Music: One of many verses from an anthology of much-loved poems from the English-speaking world that includes important work from major poets, memorable lines, sources for study guides and poetry for every occasion and mood - verse that can inspire you and rhymes you remember from your childhood.
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Irish writers combine to propel dying author Emma Hannigan to top of the charts

Irish writers combine to propel dying author Emma Hannigan to top of the charts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fellow Irish authors are banding together in a campaign to help Emma Hannigan's latest book to number one after she revealed she has not got long to live.
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This week in Trinity: from election mania to a literary festival

This week in Trinity: from election mania to a literary festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It’s week six and it is, as always, action-packed. With a range of debating orientated events, Trinity’s Literary Festival, the final leg of TCDSU elections and even a chance to throw pies at Law lecturers, it’s set to be a good week at Trinity.





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Trinity’s Literary Festival is
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John Banville’s “Time Pieces”: An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings - The New York Times

John Banville’s “Time Pieces”: An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings - The New York Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 takes the acclaimed novelist back to the Dublin of his youth, recalling people and places that still live in his memory.
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Powerful poem on being an Irish American in Ireland

Powerful poem on being an Irish American in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Steven G. Farrell speaks beautifully of how his surname singles him out as a person of Irish descent and yet it seems those that left Ireland have been forgotten as he travels through Galway. The Irish have penned many immigration stories but what about those who found themselves returning to their heritage?
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Submission Call: Audio Poems for Poetry Day Ireland –

Submission Call: Audio Poems for Poetry Day Ireland – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry Day Ireland is on Thursday 26th April this year, with the theme of Poetry Surprises! Last year in collaboration with Poetry NI, to mark the occasion, we asked poets to send in recording of t…
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Making a Life as a Writer

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At a recent literature conference in Corfu, a Greek student asked a panel of Greek and Irish novelists whether they earned a living from their writing. Everyone on the panel had at least two novels published and over 15 years’ experience as a published fiction writer. Yet only one – Greek author Panos Karnezis – said he relied just on book sales and royalties for income, and even he spoke about it as a process of ‘diminishing returns’. Deirdre Madden, published by Faber and shortlisted twice for the Orange Prize, teaches on Trinity’s MPhil in Creative Writing, and is currently acting Head of the programme.
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Bealtaine - A Writing Intensive in Ireland with Libby Wagner and Owen O Suilleabhain

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A Week at the Trieste Joyce School

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I spent a week studying at the Trieste Joyce School in the summer of 2017, and I loved every minute of the experience.
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The healing power of poetry

The healing power of poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry has been a lifeline for me. ‘Flower Press’ is an elegiac collection, written through a cloud of regret and grief
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Three billboards outside Leitir Mealláin, Connemara

Three billboards outside Leitir Mealláin, Connemara | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Local hero Martin McDonagh gets Gaeltacht tribute after Bafta wins
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Three billboards in Conamara for Martin McDonagh

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The success of film director Martin McDonagh has been recognised in Conamara, where locals have erected three billboards outside Leitir Mealláin.
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Fans of Irish author Emma Hannigan vow to have her book hit number one after tragic diagnosis

Fans of Irish author Emma Hannigan vow to have her book hit number one after tragic diagnosis | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BESTSELLING author Emma Hannigan, a 10-time cancer survivor has revealed she hasn’t long t
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The Loves of Cass McGuire

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High Street Drama Group present The Loves of Cass McGuire by Brian Friel 8.00pm Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th February Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Co Westmeath Book tickets Brian Friel’s first masterpiece, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, examined the plight of the emigrant. In The Loves of Cass McGuire he reverses his theme: for more …
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Emerging Writer: Edgeworthtown Society Competitions

Emerging Writer: Edgeworthtown Society Competitions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emergingwriter blogs about writing mainly in Ireland. Kate Dempsey writes short stories, poetry and prose and runs the Poetry Divas.
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Golden Man Booker Prize launched to find the best ever Booker Prize-winning novel

Golden Man Booker Prize launched to find the best ever Booker Prize-winning novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
All 51 previous winners of the Man Booker Prize will compete for a once-off ‘Golden’ Man Booker Prize this year.
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