Irish Writers Celebrate 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at TCD

Posted on: 11 December 2008

Amnesty International and The Irish Times in association with Trinity College Dublin marked the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a series of reading evenings in the company of some of the best known Irish based authors.

The reading evenings were a celebration of The Irish Times series which carried original works from 30 writers, featuring one of the thirty articles of the Declaration of Human Rights and a writer’s response to, or interpretation, of it. The reading took place on four consecutive evenings in Trinity College from Sunday, December 7 to Wednesday December 10.

The writers appearing on each night included:

Sunday 7 December
Eugene McCabe, Lia Mills, Paul Howard, Kevin Barry, Colum McCann, Dermot Healy, Roddy Doyle.

Monday 8 December
Colm Toibin, Ann Marie Hourihane, Eoin Colfer, Glenn Patterson, John
Connolly, Anne Enright

Tuesday 9 December
Joe O’Connor, John Boyne, Claire Kilroy, Carlo Gebler, Gerry Stembridge, Dermot Bolger, Mark O’Halloran.

Wednesday 10 December
Frank McCourt, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Lara Marlowe, Gary Mitchell, Neil Jordan, Jennifer Johnston, Seamus Heaney.

Editor of the irish times, geraldine kennedy and writer and director, neil jordan closing event of the amnesty and irish times evening readings held at tcd, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights

Editor of the Irish Times, Geraldine Kennedy and writer and director, Neil Jordan at the closing event of the Amnesty and Irish Times evening readings held at TCD celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.