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September 2018

The Irish Way of Death – 24 Sept

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 141 tickets left

The Irish Literary Society opens its 2018-19 season with a meditation on death, dying and our attitudes to mortality. In his book, The Way We Die Now, Dr. O’Mahony gives us a rare glimpse into the world of death and dying from the vantage point of a medical doctor. In My Father’s Wake Toolis writes of his coming-to-terms with the death of his father and brother and reflects on the denial of space for grief in the modern world. 'Toolis has…

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October 2018

Troubling the Classics – 29 Oct

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 91 tickets left

For our October event we're bringing together a poet, a novelist and a dramatist to reflect on their work and its place in a rich seam of Irish literature inspired by the Greeks. The continuing interest of Irish writers in Greek and Latin classical literature as a model and source for inspiration is somewhat surprising given the almost complete disappearance of the teaching of classical languages in Irish schools over the last 50 years. Yet the myths and stories of the…

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March 2019

Working Class Irish Literature – 25 March

25th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What does it mean to be Irish and drawn from the bottom of an archaic and persistent class structure? 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…

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