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Past Events › tradition › | Irish Literary Society

Troubling the Classics – 29 Oct

The Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St, London

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 ...

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25 March – Working Class Irish Literature

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

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 ...

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29 April – Ciaran Carson

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. NOTICE OF A REPLACEMENT EVENT WILL BE SENT OUT TO SUBSCRIBERS ASAP. TICKET REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. 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 ...

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6 May – Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London: Charles Henry Wilson and Irish Literature The scholar Dr Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. O Muircheartaigh will speak on the work of Charles Henry Wilson, an eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish Protestant with an interest in Irish-language literature, who studied ...

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I Wouldn’t Start from Here – 30 Sept

The Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St, London

The ILS is delighted to start its 2019-20 season with a showcase of second-generation Irish writers in Britain. Not quite British, not quite Irish, through their essays, fiction and poetry about music, family, and history these distinguished writers explore questions of identity and belonging and ask the perennial question: where is home – here or Ireland? When questions of authenticity ...

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Michael Wood, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen – 20 Nov

The Embassy of Ireland 17 Grosvenor Pl, London , London

The Irish Literary Society is delighted to announce that the speaker for this year's Annual Yeats Lecture will be Professor Michael Wood. Drawing on his book Yeats and Violence (2010) Professor Wood reflects on how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry must introduce order and shape ...

The Moth, 10th Anniversary – POSTPONED

The Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St, London

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. THE EVENT WILL RUN IN OUR 2020-21 SEASON. Join the Society to celebrate the 10th birthday of The Moth, one of Ireland’s foremost art and literature magazines. Founded in 2010 by Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan, The Moth features poetry, short fiction and art by established and up-and-coming writers ...

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ILS / Irish Texts Society Annual lecture – POSTPONED

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. THE EVENT WILL RUN IN OUR 2020-21 SEASON. The scholar Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. Her subject is Thomas O’Connor (alias Tomás Ó Conchubhair, b. 1798), originally from the civil parish of Templemolaga, Co. ...

7th Annual Yeats Lecture – 8 December 2020

Virtual Event Virtual Event

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0VLevnk4ck&w=560&h=315] The Irish Literary Society is delighted to announce that the speaker for this year’s Annual Yeats Lecture will be Garry Hynes, Director of Druid. Following an introduction by the President of the Irish Literary Society, Bernard O'Donoghue, Hynes will give a short presentation and then join in conversation on the recent DruidGregory season with the novelist and Druid ...

David Ireland – 21 November 2022

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

The award-winning playwright, David Ireland, known for his wickedly dark humour and biting satire, will be joining Dr Michelle Paull for a discussion on his work. The evening will also feature a live performance from the cast of Not Now, Ireland's play running in November at The Finborough Theatre.   "Cyprus Avenue was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre Dublin. I ...

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