In this #NovelTeens mini masterclass, Anna Carey explains that humour doesn’t mean you’re not taking a subject seriously: it can actually be a way of exploring solemn subjects in your writing!
Capturing the Contemporary
To celebrate the launch of The New Irish Studies (Cambridge University Press), join writers and literary critics as they discuss recent trends in contemporary Irish writing.
Hear Anne Enright and Margaret Kelleher consider how creative writers remake the past, Christian O’Reilly and Emilie Pine examine pregnancy on the Irish stage, Rosaleen McDonagh and Michael Pierse review the challenges of equitable representation, and Leontia Flynn and Eric Falci explore the legacy of Seamus Heaney in contemporary poetry.
The editor of the collection, Paige Reynolds, will lead the discussion. Scholars and the writers whom they studied will, together in conversation, tackle the question: How do we capture and communicate, in the moment, the particular energy and diversity of twenty-first-century Irish and Northern Irish writing?
Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Dublin Book Festival and Cambridge University Press.
There is a famous saying: ‘A picture paints a thousand words’. On today’s Bright Sparks Creative Burst, Sarah Webb uses photographs, poetry and art to inspire us to create delicious and original stories of our very own!
This week’s theme is inspired by Brendan Kennelly’s poem, ‘Begin’. The first line is ‘Begin again to the summoning birds’.