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Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses : Publishing Perspectives

Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses : Publishing Perspectives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world.
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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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US Launch: David Hayden with Maryse Meijer Tickets, Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

US Launch: David Hayden with Maryse Meijer Tickets, Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - The Dial Bookshop presents David Hayden with Maryse Meijer - Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Dial Bookshop, Chicago, IL. Find event and ticket information.
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Morrissey to chair T S Eliot prize judging panel | The Bookseller

Morrissey to chair T S Eliot prize judging panel | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sinead Morrissey is to chair the judging panel for the 2018 T S Eliot Prize.
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Advertiser.ie - Arrival on Irish poetry scene of true original

Advertiser.ie - Arrival on Irish poetry scene of true original | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RACHEL COVENTRY was born in Scotland to an Irish mother, spent her teenage years in Galway attending the Mercy secondary school, and lived for most of the 1990s in north London.
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Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Win Tickets for Sally Rooney & Danny Denton –

Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Win Tickets for Sally Rooney & Danny Denton – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cúirt International Festival of Literature - Win Tickets for Sally Rooney & Danny Denton Cúirt International Festival of Literature runs from the 23rd to the 29th of April in Galway. To celebrate the launch of Cúirt International Festival of Literature we have tickets to give away to Sally Rooney...
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Reviewing Poetry with Kate Kellaway and John McAuliffe: 26 April

Reviewing Poetry with Kate Kellaway and John McAuliffe: 26 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry Day Ireland Event Develop your skills to review poetry with The Observer‘s Kate Kellaway and John McAuliffe, chief poetry critic at The Irish Times.   Kate Kellaway is a journalist and literary critic who writes for The Observer. John McAuliffe is a poet, an editor, chief poetry critic at The Irish Times and co-director of the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. This workshop will take you under the bonnet of the reviewing process and is open to poets with all levels of experience, inside and outside of academia. Thursday 26 April 2018, 2pm-4pm Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 Tickets: Free entry (advance booking essential) Be sure to book your place well in advance. www.poetryireland.ie
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Cúirt International Festival of Literature: 23-29 April

Cúirt International Festival of Literature: 23-29 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
6:00 pm Tuesday April 24th Nun’s Island Theatre, 23 Nun’s Island, Galway Admission: €10.00 POETRY: Jane Clarke and Michael Coady Reading Jane Clarke’s first collection, The River, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015 to both public and critical acclaim. In 2016 she won the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry and The River was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Literary Award. Michael Coady lives in Carrick-on-Suir, the town of his birth. Writer, photographer and musician, he was elected to Aosdána in 1998. He has received short story prizes, the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award (1979) and the 2004 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award. His most recent book is Given Light which integrates poetry, prose and photographs. Coady’s writing is principally concerned with the mystery of time, transience and continuity, nding its motifs of individual human destiny, community, mortality and memory in an intimately-known anchorage of place – in his case, that of the lower Suir valley. 11:00 am Wednesday April 25th University College Hospital Newcastle Rd , Galway Admission: Free Poems for Patience Launch Poems for Patience is a long-running programme established by Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust. Poems are displayed on the Arts Corridor of the hospital and also displayed in waiting areas throughout the hospital and associated hospital units. In the past, the series has featured poems by leading Irish and international poets such as Seamus Heaney, Philip Schultz, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Vona Groarke, Jane Hirsch eld and Tess Gallagher. This year’s selection has been kindly chosen by Michael Coady. 11:00 am Friday April 27th Nun’s Island Theatre, 23 Nun’s Island, Galway Admission: €10.00 Cúirt in association with Solstice Arts Centre presents What to Bring When We Leave: a collaborative commission culminating in a unique continuous live performance by poet Tom French and music Danny Diamond. Each artist stretches the other’s narratives in spoken and unspoken airs, finding solace in the unexpected places between. Tom French’s poetry draws on the traditional arts, folklore and rural Irish life; he writes vividly about traditional music, the people who play(ed) it, and the context in which it lives. “French’s ability in each of his books, is to nd a way into such places, where the “beautifully executed wounds” are shown for what they are” — John McAuliffe As a traditional fiddle player, music archivist and researcher, Danny Diamond’s compositions bring a corresponding unconventional sensitivity to a similar sphere that informs French’s work. A unique What To Bring When We Leave publication of photography, poetry and music will accompany the tour. Duration: Approx 40 minutes What To Bring When We Leave is a Solstice Arts Centre commission creatively produced by Belinda Quirke.
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Electric Literature-7 Crime Novels Written by Irish Women –

Crime lovers take out your knives and carve yourself a slice of crime fiction from this stellar list of Irish women writers.Darkness is not a stranger to Irish fiction, even novels peppered with…...
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The Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School is coming to Limerick

The Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School is coming to Limerick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This May Bank Holiday Weekend, from May 3rd to 6th, the Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School at the University of Limerick has the potential to ignite a creative flame and inspire new generations of budding authors, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes has stated.
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After Ireland with Declan Kiberd

After Ireland with Declan Kiberd | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Declan Kiberd is Professor of Irish studies at Notre Dame. Among his books are Synge and the Irish Language (1979), Idir Dhá Chultúr (1992), Inventing Ireland (1995), Ulysses and Us (2009) and, most recently, After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present (2017). His works have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Japanese and Turkish. “A major contribution indispensable to contemporary Irish writing. Declan Kiberd’s range and acuity are impressive.” PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS ON AFTER IRELAND. Dr. Rióna Ní Fhrighil is a lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway. Her research and publications focus on Ireland’s dual-language literary tradition. Tickets: €10 / €8 concession  This event has kindly been sponsored by NUI Galway.
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The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s

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The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s
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Announcement of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award to Andrew Eaton | Ireland Chair of Poetry

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PhD Fellowship in Gothic Literature: University of Limerick – International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UL is offering a PhD fellowship in any area of Gothic or Irish Gothic literature, working under the supervision of Dr. Tina Morin. The Sheridan Le Fanu PhD fellowship is a one-year fellowship, including EU level PhD fees (€4,321) plus a monthly stipend of €1,000. The successful applicant will be expected to apply for Irish Research Council postgraduate funding over the course of the year and will also be required to provide up to five hours of teaching per week. Non-EU students are eligible to apply but, if successful, will be responsible for the shortfall between non-EU fees and EU fees. The fellowship is kindly sponsored by the University’s Athena SWAN Steering Committee.   For further information and details on how to apply, please see https://www.ul.ie/artsoc/fee-waivers-and-scholarships.
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Michael Longley: The Vitality of Ordinary Things

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To reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in life and society — this has been Michael Longley’s gift to Northern Ireland as one of its foremost living poets. He is a voice for all of us now, wise and winsome about the force of words in a society that has moved away from sectarianism in living memory. The Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago this month, and social healing is ongoing work to this day.
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The Word welcomes Kevin Barry-by Luke Henderson

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IN recent years, it is nigh on impossible to speak of fiction in Ireland without mentioning Kevin Barry. A truly unique literary voice, his novels ‘City Of Bohane’ and ‘Beetlebone’ have won a plethora of prizes both in Ireland and abroad and he is a highly respected writer of short stories worldwide with anthologies of …
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa: Recipe for the Bad Times, the Sad Surprise Times, the No Light Times - YouTube

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April's Poem of the Month

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April’s Poem of the Month comes from Waves and Trees by Justin Quinn Street On ne voit plus, on lit. — Gilles Deleuze A glance up from a book. All still except the swoop and turn of sparrows up, a flurry of wingbeats, small facets in a fury, in flight around this fissure that’s topped with stunning azure and open at both ends. They ignite a silver flourish two floors below — the sun for one short moment seen in a square of tilting glass. Between the buildings, panes and all the storied eyes, reflections and replies go rippling back and forth into the future, along the street’s thick tarmac spine — on either side they span out to the hazy suburbs. Verso. Recto. Two hands weigh up the press of sheet on coupled, fitting sheet; they flex and spread the text to catch a better light, their body rearranging things and itself, branching into another body until a further gaze (the claim and counterclaim, the months of waiting, the name) unfolds from out of these. from Waves and Trees (2006) by Justin Quinn
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“Soul Clap its Hands and Sing”: John McAuliffe (poet) & Kevin Doherty (singer/songwriter)

In the publicity for his recent album Seeing Things, Kevin Doherty gives credit to Seamus Heaney as a source of inspiration for his work. But his observant and soulful lyrics draw on many other influences too, including the work of John McAuliffe, whose poems tell stories and find images for ‘soul-making’ in the everyday world of sheds, swimming pools, concert halls, parks, ferry ports, galleries, protest marches, cinemas and street corners. There’s a well-known maxim that says all art aspires to the condition of music. If true, then poetry surely comes very close to meeting it. Indeed, Irish poets and musicians have always cast a particular spell on each other. “Soul Clap its Hands and Sing”, a new series of music and poetry events presented by Poetry Ireland in partnership with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, will offer audiences a chance to enjoy some of the finest artists in both forms as they weave in and out of each other’s work.
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The Spoken Word Show on ITUNES!!! –

The Spoken Word Show on ITUNES!!! – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
GREAT NEWS FOR INDIE CREATORS!!! The Spoken Word Show������❤️ is now on ITUNES - please head on over & subscribe - plus leave a positive review & rating if you like the show & want to support it!It’s the only show in UK & Ireland dedicated to the diverse & brilliant art of tge…���...
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New voices in The Long Gaze Back: June Caldwell, Roisín O’Donnell & EM Reapy

New voices in The Long Gaze Back: June Caldwell, Roisín O’Donnell & EM Reapy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘When the anthology came out I felt like I’d gatecrashed the best banquet in town’...
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Stephen James Smith and Macdara Yeates present BÉAL, AN EVENING OF POETRY & TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC – Music Town

Stephen James Smith and Macdara Yeates present BÉAL, AN EVENING OF POETRY & TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC – Music Town | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Luke Kelly & Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney & Liam O’Flynn, Sean Ó Riada and Eoghan Ruadh Ó Súilleabháin – Since the days of the early Gaelic writers, the poets of Ireland have always maintained an inextricable link with traditional Irish musicians and singers, the two fitting together, mirroring one another, as a mainstay of Irish artistic identity for generations to follow. Curated by Stephen James Smith (‘My Ireland’, LINGO Festival) and Macdara Yeates (Skipper’s Alley, The Night Before Larry Got Stretched) and in association with Flying Turtle Productions, Béal is a unique collaboration showcasing some of Dublin’s finest poets and traditional Irish musicians honouring Ireland’s longstanding history and connection between the two artistic worlds. This cross-community collaboration sees Yeates and Smith bring together a host of Dublin’s most exciting artists in both fields to devise a series of unique collaborative performances exploring the common ground and shared links in their work. The intimate, unplugged performance takes place at The Ireland Institute, the Victorian house which was once a childhood home to poet, school teacher, and revolutionary Patrick Pearse. Featured Artists Poets: Stephen James Smith Felispeaks John Cummins   Musicians: Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K) Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin (Jiggy, Aon Teanga) Macdara Yeates
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Egan, Myers and Lynch in contention for Walter Scott Prize | The Bookseller

Egan, Myers and Lynch in contention for Walter Scott Prize | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jennifer Egan, Benjamin Myers and Paul Lynch are among the authors shortlisted for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
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