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Balancing Acts Conversations with Gerald Dawe on a Life in Poetry Edited by Frank FergusonBalancing Acts gathers together interviews and conversations between poet Gerald Dawe and a wide cast of interlocutors. Drawn from exchanges on television and radio, print and online media, these conversations with fellow poets, journalists, colleagues and friends, are a testament to Dawe’s generous, open-hearted and open-minded approachability as a poet for whom the ‘artful way of making’ poetry has always been informed by an attitude of just ‘getting on with it’. Click to read more
Crime In The City – 5th Annual Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Lecture by Prof. Chris MorashJoin Dublin UNESCO City of Literature on 15th February 2023 at 6.30pm for the 5th Annual Dublin UNECO City of Literature Lecture by Prof. Chris Morash.This talk presented during Ireland Reads month will range widely through the dark alleys and wet laneways of Dublin crime writing, asking what it means for us to imagine our city as the home of its fictional criminals and detectives. Click to Register
School of English Evening Lecture Series 2023: Life Stories: Literature as Biography, Autobiography and BeyondThis series of evening lectures will engage with the aesthetic, ethical, and psychological aspects of life writing across its many forms, focusing on the fringes where biography blends with other genres. Click to find out more
James Harpur announced as the Trinity School of English 2023 Arts Council Writer FellowThe School of English is delighted to announce that the 2023 Arts Council Writer Fellow in Trinity will be the poet James Harpur. James will be teaching an undergraduate workshop and will also be teaching students on the MPhil in Creative Writing. James is an outstanding writer and we look forward to welcoming him to Trinity. Click to find out more
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin elected Saoi by the members of AosdánaEiléan Ní Chuilleanáin has been elected Saoi by the members of Aosdána. Eiléan now becomes the 21st Saoi in the history of Aosdána.The honour of Saoi is bestowed for singular and sustained distinction in the arts. In a ceremony on Thursday, President Michael D Higgins will confer the gold Torc, marking her election to the position of Saoi of Aosdána. Eiléan will be presented with the symbol of the office, a gold Torc, later in the year. The other Saoithe are Roger Doyle, Seóirse Bodley, George Morrison, Edna O’Brien, Camille Souter and Imogen Stuart.