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Leland Bardwell leaves a legacy of generous commitment to the arts

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This week the sad news reached us of the death of Leland Bardwell. She was 94 and died in Sligo where she had made her home for many years. From her birth in India in 1922, Leland enjoyed a colourful life with a rich and varied writing career. Her work included five novels, five collections of poems, a collection of short stories, as well as a memoir, and several plays. Apart from her accomplished body of work, Leland also leaves a legacy of generous commitment to the arts, having been one of the founding editors of Cyphers. She was also...

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The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing

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The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing

University of Limerick Launch New York Summer School in Creative Writing in honour of Frank McCourt We are so pleased to be partnering this July with Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Limerick, along with the generous sponsorship of the Shannon Airport Authority, to offer a Summer School in New York in honour of the late Frank McCourt. The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing will take place in New York from 7–10 July inclusive. The Summer School will be led by the renowned novelist and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing Professor...

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I Am Dublin: For the birds by Gavin Corbett

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I Am Dublin: For the birds by Gavin Corbett

Our flash fiction competition 'I am Dublin' during the Five Lamps Festival showcased emerging writers and established writers including Gavin Corbett & Paula McGrath. We have shared the winning entries on our blog and are delighted to be able to share the stories of Paula and Gavin with you as well. Below is Gavin's story.         For the birds Gavin Corbett I’m a romantic, I suppose. I like the shine of the granite and I like the stories. I like BTs’ bed linen for the softness, that’s my indulgence, and I like that I’ll never see the inside of Fitzwilliam Square. I’m...

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A Poet's Rising live event

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A Poet's Rising live event

at the Irish Writers Centre, 31 March 2016  Catherine Dunne      ‘When I think of all the false beginnings… The man was a pair of hands, the woman another pair, to be had more cheaply, the wind blew, the children were thirsty – ’ Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s poem ‘For James Connolly’ was the first to be recited to a spellbound audience at the Irish Writers Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin, last Thursday night. I found these opening lines deeply moving – they brought me right back to when I was ten or eleven and read my first adult biography. It...

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I Am Dublin by Paula McGrath

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I Am Dublin by Paula McGrath

During the Five Lamps Festival the Irish Writers Centre hosted a flash fiction competition 'I am Dublin' which showcased emerging writers along with some established writers including Paula McGrath and Gavin Corbett. We have shared the winning entries on our blog and are delighted to be able to share the stories of Paula and Gavin with you as well. Below is Paula's story.       I Am Dublin Paula McGrath From up here, says the bird, it is a city like any other, concrete brick machines glass, a river, a port. And look, over there, on the crest of...

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