Irish Writers in London Summer School: 13 June-19 July

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.


Guests Writers:


  • 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:  or Tel: 020 7133 2913


Further information at:

or contact Tony Murray at or 020 7133 2593

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