Reading the 1950's
A course of evening lectures on 'The Fifties' will be offered by School of English, Trinity College Dublin January 25th - March 29th 2011. The course, surveying selected literary texts, films, and visual artists from the 1950s, features some well known names from Samuel Beckett, Dylan Thomas and Elvis Presley to artist and photographer Nevill Johnson, Macinnes's Absolute Beginners, and the American comedies of Phyliss Mc Ginley and Jean Kerr. The series begins with Thomas Kilroy reading from a memoir of the Fifies in Ireland. Other contributions include Nicholas Grene, Darryl Jones, Edwina Keown, Helen Conrad O'Brien, Sam Slote, Bernice Murphy, John Scattergood,Eoin O Brien and Gerald Dawe who will be course convener.
Mr Gerald Dawe
How to apply
Apply to: Lilian Foley (Evening Lectures), Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 896 2885
The cost for the full series will be €50 or €6 for individual lectures. Concessionary rates for the full series will be €35 or €5 per individual lecture. Cheques should be made payable to TCD No 1 Account.
Date, time and place
Lectures will take place on Tuesday evenings of Hilary term at 7.30 p.m., beginning on 25 January 2011, in the Uí Chadhain Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Creative Writing Workshops with Hugo Hamilton
Each year the School of English at Trinity College Dublin and the Arts Council of Ireland offer a free writing workshop with the current TCD Writer Fellow. This year's Writer Fellow is the novelist and author of best-selling German-Irish memoir ‘The Speckled People'. He will be leading a workshop from 6pm – 9pm and 10am – 1pm on Friday and Saturday of the 25th and 26th March and Friday and Saturday of the 1st and 2nd April next. Applicants should submit a single piece of prose not exceeding 1,000 words by post to the Oscar Wilde Centre no later than Friday, 18 March.
Creative Writing Workshop
Oscar Wilde Centre
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
21 Westland Row, Dublin 2
For further information contact email@example.com, but note that no submissions by email will be accepted. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they have been selected.
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'Across the Boundaries: Talking about Thomas Kilroy' a celebration of the writing of Thomas Kilroy, will feature leading writers and theatre practitioners in panel discussions and the plenary lecture on 'The Modernity of Thomas Kilroy' by Prof Nicholas Grene.
Friday 29th-Saturday 30th April 2011
As part of this tribute the Abbey Theatre will present a reading of Blake, directed by Patrick Mason in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.
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The Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish writing School of English in association with The Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin, The Abbey Theatre and UNESCO city of Literature.
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Samuel Beckett Summer School
11-15 July 2011
Hosted by the School of Drama, Film and Music and the School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is honoured to present the annual Samuel Beckett Summer School, a weeklong celebration and exploration of the works of one of its most famous graduates. Each year we will invite the world's foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett's works. We hope that the School will appeal to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to savour and study Beckett's works in the context of the university where he began his intellectual life.
The Summer School will run for one week in July/August, this year from 11 to 15 July. There will be two lectures in the morning and a choice of seminars will be available in the afternoon. In the first year we will run four seminars; enrolled students will choose which seminar they wish to attend when they register. One of the seminars will be a drama workshop and one will be a reading group. In the evenings we will offer a range of activities, which may include a performance of one of Beckett's plays at the Samuel Beckett Theatre specially commissioned for the Summer School. The Library at Trinity College, which houses a significant collection of Beckett's manuscripts, will prepare an exhibit for the Summer School.
Sam Slote, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Wilmer, email@example.com