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Samuel Beckett Summer School
A Celebration of Samuel Beckett
The School of English & The School of Drama, Film and Music
Trinity College Dublin 11 - 16 August 2013
Lectures . Seminars . Performances . Exhibits . Cultural Events . Field Trips . Workshops
2013 Lecturers: Mary Bryden . Daniela Caselli . Peter Fifield . Nicholas Grene . Jonathan Heron . Nicholas Johnson . Ben Keatinge . Mark Nixon . Sam Slote . Dirk Van Hulle
Patron: Edward Beckett
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 Fellow is, Eoin McNamee, author of seventeen books, including Resurrection Man, The Blue Tango, The Ultras, 12 23 and Orchid Blue. He is the author of a series of thrillers under the pseudonym John Creed, the first of which, The Sirius Crossing, won the CWA Steel Dagger. His first book for young adults, the Navigator, was a New York Times bestseller. He wrote the screenplays for Resurrection Man (1997) and I Want You (1998).
He will be leading a workshop from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 8th March and 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 9th March. The workshop continues on Friday 22nd March and concludes on Saturday 23rd. Applicants should submit a single piece of prose not exceeding 1,000 words by post to the Oscar Wilde Centre no later than Thursday, 28th February.
Irish Writer Fellow Workshop
Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing
School of English Trinity College Dublin
21 Westland Row
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that we cannot accept e-mail submissions. Applicants will be notified by e-mail as to whether or not they have been selected.
The current School of English/Arts Council of Ireland Writer Fellow, Eoin McNamee, will give a public Reading on Wednesday, 13th March at 6.00pm in Room 3074 in the Arts Building Trinity College Dublin. Free admission.
Evening Lectures Series 2013: Magic
From the mysterious Green Knight picking up his own just-chopped-off head at the start of the medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, to narrator Saleem Sinai's enormous ever-dripping telepathic nose in Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel Midnight's children, magical beliefs and practices have been depicted and discussed in literature in English from the Middle Ages to the present day. Some writers have even thought of their own writing as a form of magic or become practising magicians: for instance, W.B. Yeats was for many years a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. This lecture series will examine the role of magic in the work and lives of various writers through the ages.
Tom Walker, Assistant Professor
How to apply
Apply to: The Secretary (Evening Lectures), Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 2885, email: email@example.com .
Application Form Evening Lectures Series 2013: Magic
The cost for the full series will be €50 or €6 for individual lectures. Concession rate for the full series will be €35 or €5 for individual lectures.
Date, time and place
Lectures will take place on Tuesday evenings of Hilary term at 7.30 p.m., from 15 January 2013 to 12 March 2013, in the Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Evening Lectures Series 2012: English Literature
This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate in 2013. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general audience as wel.
Brendan O'Connell, Assistant Professor
How to apply
Apply to: The Secretary (Evening Lectures), Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 2885, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Literature Evening Lectures 2012 Application Form
Fee: The cost for the full series will be €50 or €6 per individual lectures. A special group rate of €5 per lecture will be available to parties of 20 or more attending any one lecture. Concessionary rates apply. Cheques should be made payable to TCD No. 1 Account. Only those who have pre-booked can be guaranteed admission.
Date, time and place
There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Playwright Sam Shepard conferred with an Honorary Degree by TCD
On 6th December 2012 the School of English hosted a public reading by the acclaimed American actor and writer Sam Shepard, who was conferred with an honorary doctorate by TCD. At the end of his reading Shepard invited on stage the legendary singer-songwriter, poet and artist Patti Smith, who read from one of their collaborative dramatic works before joining Shepard in a duet.