A wee plug for this! Firstly because I’m one of the writers (hello! 26th of June should you want to hear my blather) and secondly because I think it’s quite a unique course. For lovers of Irish literature, here’s a treat for you!
18th Irish Writers in London Summer School
13 June – 19 July 2013
First established in 1996, the summer school runs for two nights a week for five weeks and provides an informal but informative setting for students wishing to study Irish literature over the summer. Each week a set text is discussed in class on Tuesday evening and the following Thursday, the author reads and/or speaks about it to students.
Novelist Lucy Caldwell returns to the Summer School to talk about her new novel All the Beggars Riding about a young woman who confronts her past through writing
Poet Martina Evans on her recent prose poem Petrol, described by Bernard O’Donoghue as ‘a masterpiece: deeply original and inspired.’
Dramatist Annie Caulfield talks about her radio play Dusty Won’t Play, the true story of Dusty Springfield’s refusal to play to segregated audiences in South Africa in 1964
Novelist Mark Macauley on his debut novel The House of Slamming Doors about a boy growing up in a dysfunctional Anglo-Irish family home in 1960s Co. Wicklow.
Seaneen Molloy discusses her award-winning blog The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive, an captivating account of learning to live and love with bipolar disorder
N.B. This is not a creative writing course, but will complement such a course of study at
London Metropolitan University or elsewhere.
No prior qualifications are required to attend
Times: 6.00 – 8.30pm (refreshments provided)
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays with the opening night on Thursday 13 June and an additional class on Friday 19 July.
Fees: £150 (concessions £115); Early Bird booking before 10 May – £135 (concs £105)
To enrol: email: email@example.com or Tel: 020 7133 2913
Further information at: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/iset
or contact Tony Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7133 2593
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