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February 2019

25 Feb – The North, Irish poetry special

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 127 tickets left

The ILS is working with The North poetry journal for this event to launch their special Irish issue. Editors and poets Jane Clarke and Nessa O'Mahony lead a rich evening of readings and discussion of contemporary Irish poetry. From an issue bursting with ideas and innovation (120 poems by 107 poets) we are gathering some fascinating poets to illustrate the variety and quality of contemporary Irish writing: Siobhán Campbell, Derek Coyle, Nora Hughes, Judy O'Kane (fresh from winning the Charles…

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March 2019

25 March – Working Class Irish Literature

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 145 tickets left

In the recent years of political and social turbulence in the UK, state of the nation debates have become commonplace and discussion on the representation of working class lives in literature has become a hot topic. A clearer recognition is emerging that publishers must overcome barriers of class and social mobility with the same level of commitment that has developed to respond to inequities in relation to race, disability and gender. A false notion persisted beyond the early years of…

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April 2019

29 April – Ciaran Carson

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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The poet Ciaran Carson visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. Carson's title for this talk 'From There to Here: Some Reflections on Translation' references his retrospective collection 'From There to Here' which opens “slender-beaked, my pen jets forth/a stream of beetle-coloured ink”. That ink has flowed prodigiously over the years since his first publication, The New Estate (1976). While firmly rooted in Belfast life Carson's work has embraced an…

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