Category Archives: Readings

“For This: Poems for Our Ireland” (A session at PN11)

At a Saturday afternoon session of the 2011 Poetry Now Festival in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire, sixteen readers, some of them poets participating in the festival, and some invited notables, were invited to read a poem that reflects … Continue reading

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Where the Shoe Pinches

Last night I went to a rehearsed reading of Where the Shoe Pinches by John Mc Clelland, directed by Conall Morrison (Theatre Artist in Residence) @ the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. Introducing the reading, Conall Morrison described Where the … Continue reading

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Peregrine Readings

I’m going to be reading with Carlo Gébler at the Irish Writers’ Centre (19 Parnell Square Dublin 1) on Thursday 18th November at 7.30 pm. The event will be chaired by June Considine. It’s part of the Peregrine Series of … Continue reading

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Every novel needs a good collapse

Okay, I know I said I was taking a break, but sometimes I can’t help myself and Barbara Kingsolver is certainly worth writing – and thinking – about.  She was in the Pavillion in Dun Laoghaire on Monday 19th July, … Continue reading

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Arts for change

At least two events this weekend demonstrated that the arts can be effective in bringing about change. The first Dalkey Book Festival was blessed with the most glorious weather a weekend has seen in these parts for a good long … Continue reading

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Irish Writers’ Centre

The IWC held a meeting for members last night. Jack Harte talked about the progress that has been made in salvaging the Centre over the last year or so, largely due to staggering levels of committment from himself (he didn’t … Continue reading

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Hated words

The Dublin Writers’ Festival is over. At an event in the Abbey yesterday, Tom Murphy read from his plays. Afterwards, he and Conor McPherson had a conversation, followed by questions from the audience. In the context of the vexed question … Continue reading

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