IRISH LITERATURE: INTRODUCTION - A Literary Tour of Ireland
Travel through the literary map of Ireland with some of Ireland's best known writers in this exciting new teatime offering at Galway Arts Centre.
The tour begins at the turn of the 20th century with Mayoman George Moore's The Untilled Field, then on to Joyce's Dubliners, McGahern's midlands-based Amongst Women, and Pat McCabe's northern-hinted The Butcher Boy. We lap the country with modern women writers, including the Wexford backdrop of Claire Keegan's Foster, the shadow of Ireland's west in Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Galway's Mary Costello whose Academy Street moves from the west of Ireland to New York and finally to Anne Enright's Clare in The Green Road. This popular course provides an enjoyable and rewarding combination of place and literature, in a course ideal for the literary enthusiast, or anyone preparing to study English at third level.
Martin Keaveney's debut collection of short stories, The Rainy Day, is about to be published by Penniless Press. His fiction has previously been published in Ireland, UK and US. Screen and stage credits include RTE , Scripts Ireland Playwriting Festival, Fastnet Film Festival (IRL), Wasteland Film Festival (US) amongst others .
He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A. in English (Writing) and recently submitted a PhD. at NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies/ John McGahern). He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018 for his research. He works as a Creative Writing lecturer/consultant. See www.martinkeaveney.com for further information.
Course Times & Information
|Start Date||Wed 30th Jan 2019 - 6:00 pm|
|End Date||Wed 20th Mar 2019 - 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||29-01-2019|
|Price per person||€110.50|
|Location||Galway Arts Centre|