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Showing Literature events from 1st Jun 2012 to 1st Jul 2012

  • Gallery Goes This is a free event

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    7th Jun 2012 (Thu) from 20:00 - 22:00

    Creel Restaurant
    To celebrate the publication of Gerald Dawe's 'Selected Poems' The Gallery Press, in conjunction with Custom House Studios/The Creel Restaurant presents readings by the author and friends who include leading Irish writers and cultural figures. More

  • Best European Fiction at Dublin Writers Festival

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    8th Jun 2012 (Fri) at 18:00

    Samuel Beckett Theatre
    Best European Fiction presents three tantalising new talents from this year's annual anthology of European short fiction. Arno Camenisch (Switzerland) is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and renowned spoken word performer. Maritta Lintunen (Finland) has been nominated for several Finnish prizes and was awarded the WSOY Literature Foundation Prize in 2010 for her literary achievements. Donal McLaughlin (Scotland) is a short story writer and translator. He is a recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award, and was PEN's first écrivain sans frontières. Chairperson: Rachel McNicholl More

  • SEÁN TYRRELL - WHO KILLED JAMES JOYCE?

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    8th Jun 2012 (Fri) at 20:30

    Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
    In this one man show, Sean Tyrrell returns to the brimming well of Irish Poetry from both languages and summons a meitheal of poets both living & dead, to bring home a bountiful literary harvest set to music. More

  • Gerard Smyth & Kerrie Hardie

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 13:30 - 14:30

    Borris House
    GERARD SMYTH opens the Borris House Hay Festival and introduces KERRIE HARDIE who presents her forthcoming collection The Ash and the Oak and the Wild Cherry Tree. Accompanied by David Power on uileann pipes. Tickets €9 available online at www.gbshawtheatre.ie or call 0599172400 More

  • PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 13:30 - 15:00

    Irish Film Institute
    Patience (After Sebald) is a film essay inspired by the revered German writer and 'pyscho-geographer' W.G. Sebald and made by acclaimed music documentary filmmaker Grant Gee. More

  • Colm Toibin

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 15:00 - 16:00

    Borris House
    Colm Toibin takes his latest book 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother' as the basis of his presentation on famous writers' relationships with their families. More

  • Ben Anderson meets Fintan O'Toole

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 15:45 - 16:45

    Borris House
    Journalist and filmmaker BEN ANDERSON (Holidays in the Axis of Evil, Taking on the Taliban) meets FINTAN O'TOOLE to discuss his gripping account of the Afghanistan war in the Helmand province 'No Worse Enemy' and his latest assignments. More

  • Craig Brown

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 16:30 - 17:30

    Borris House
    Satirist CRAIG BROWN talks about the 101 meetings that make up his new book 'ne on One'and presents his own parodic One-Stop Literary Festival. Tickets for this event cost €9 and are available form www.gbshawtheatre.ie or by calling 0599172400 More

  • Marina Carr & Loughlin Deegan

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 17:15 - 18:15

    Borris House
    Award-winning Irish playwright and Aosdana member MARINA CARR will talk about her work with LOUGHLIN DEEGAN, director of The Lir and will read from some of her plays. More

  • John Lloyd & Sean Hardie

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 18:00 - 19:00

    Borris House
    Comedy writer and producer JOHN LLOYD (Spitting Image, Blackadder, QI) in converstaion with one -time collaborator SEAN HARDIE ( Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Not the Nine O Clock News) as they discuss their previous work together and upcoming projects. More

  • Leviathan

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    9th Jun 2012 (Sat) from 19:00 - 20:00

    Borris House
    Leviathan, to its founders, means a big night out. The finest minds in the country engage in debate about controversial and current topics such as Morality, Money, Leadership... watch this space for the release of this events theme. Audience participation encouraged. More

  • AC GRAYLING

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 12:00 - 13:00

    Borris House
    Philosopher and novelist AC GRAYLING gives a sermon on his work 'The Good Book' 2011 from the pulpit of the Chapel at Borris House. The book was designed as a secular alternative to religious text, and to be read as a narrative drawing on non-religious philosophy. The book also contains a summary of scientific discoveries from the 19th century to the present More

  • Anne Enright

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 13:15 - 14:15

    Borris House
    Booker Prize winner ANNE ENRIGHT (The Gathering) will talk about her career as a novelist, essayist and short story writer , drawing from her most recent work 'The Forgotten Waltz' More

  • LIONEL SHRIVER

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 13:30 - 14:30

    Borris House
    'We need to talk about Kevin' author Lionel Shriver will talk about her novels success and her latest book 'So Much for That' More

  • John Banville

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 14:45 - 15:45

    Borris House
    Novelist and screenwriter JOHN BANVILLE gives audiences a sneak preview from his forthcoming novel 'Ancient Light'. Banville recently secured an Oscar nomination for his collaboration with actress Glenn Close to write the screenplay for Hollywood movie 'Albert Nobbs'. More

  • BLAKE MORRISON

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 15:00 - 16:00

    Borris House
    Novelist and 'former ex-poet' BLAKE MORRISON reads form his memoir about his Kerry-born mother (Things My Mother Never Told Me) and his recent work ' The Last Weekend which is currently being filmed for television and talks about his life as a writer. More

  • 5x15 Stories : 'Nomadic Lives'

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 16:15 - 17:15

    Borris House
    FERNANDA EBERSTADT, KATIE HICKMAN, PERRY HOGDEN, AOIFE KAVANAGH and LIONEL SHRIVER all talk passionately for fifteen minutes on a subject of their choice. More

  • KATIE HICKMAN

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 16:30 - 17:30

    Borris House
    Best selling novelist and travel writer KATIE HICKMAN talks about the 'The Aviary Gate' series and reads from 'The Pindar Diamond'. She also talks about forthcoming novel 'A Winters Tale' More

  • STEPHEN FREARS talks to DR.ORLA RYAN

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 17:45 - 18:45

    Borris House
    Oscar nominee film director STEPHEN FREARS (Dangerous Liaisons 1988, The Van 1996, High Fidelity 2000, and The Queen 2006) talks to local film academic Dr Orla Ryan. More

  • WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

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    10th Jun 2012 (Sun) from 18:00 - 19:00

    Borris House
    Travel Writer and historical novelist WILLIAM DALRYMPLE dramatises passages from his novel 'The Last Mughal' to the accompaniment of North Indian vocalist Vidya Shah. More

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