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    Poetry Daily Features ‘Barter’ by Peggy O’Brien

    By admin on July 16, 2018
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    Poetry Daily is a popular, international, website of contemporary poetry, which brings readers a new poem each day from new poetry collections, magazines, and journals, to carry with them and share with others . Poems are chosen for their literary quality from the work of a wide variety of both eminent and less well-known poets, published or translated in the English

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    Cúirt 2018

    By admin on April 4, 2018
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    Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2018 is just around the corner with a brilliant range of literary events.   Young, Irish, Displaced: Andrew Meehan & Elizabeth Reapy   Friday, April 27 @ 1:00 pm |€10 Andrew Meehan‘s first short story won the Cúirt New Writing Prize in 2010, while other work was anthologised in Town and Country: The Faber Book of

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    Heartland Variety Show

    By admin on March 28, 2018
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      Mosey on down to Whelan’s to celebrate the launch of Patrick McCabe’s long-awaited new novel, Heartland, with a good old-fashioned Variety Show from Outer Space. Readings (with country music) by Patrick McCabe, and by Ted McCarthy and Rebecca O’Connor, comedy by Kevin McGahern and drama written and directed by Phil Doherty. Music by Paddy Goodwin and the Holy Ghosts.

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    Voices Literary Event: Patrick McCabe & Alan McMonagle

    By admin on March 12, 2018
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    Backstage will host the first Voices Literary Event celebrating literature with Patrick McCabe and Alan McMonagle on Thursday March 22. Both writers will be in conversation with journalist and researcher Paula Shields, discussing their work and the influence of the midlands. Young Irelander Alan McMonagle gathered widespread critical acclaim for his debut novel Ithaca, published by Picador in 2017 which garnered

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    4 New Island authors shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2017!

    By admin on November 6, 2017
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    We’re absolutely delighted to announce that four New Island authors have been shortlisted for The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. Congratulations to June Caldwell, Lisa Harding, Nuala O’Connor and Julie Parsons! Now, we need YOU! Cast your vote by Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Tuesday