In this episode, Deirdre Sullivan, author of the upcoming Savage Her Reply — a retelling of The Children of Lir — gives us the nuts and bolts of retelling tales, and explains how words can’t be fixed if they aren’t there.
Launch of ‘All Strangers Here’
Join MoLI and the the Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, 18 November, at 7pm for the launch of All Strangers Here. A new anthology from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Arlen House, All Strangers Here explores the interrelationships between diplomacy, creativity, and language across poetry and prose published by Irish diplomats and their families over the past century. Part of a wider programme marking the centenary of the Irish Foreign Service, it features many remarkable writers, amongst them: Eavan Boland and Maeve Brennan, both daughters of Ambassadors; poets Valentin Iremonger and Denis Devlin; and Conor Cruise O’Brien and Máire Mhac an tSaoí, one of the State’s first female diplomats. Rick O’Shea is joined by co-editor Angela Byrne, contributors Richard Ryan and Siobhán Campbell, and the Department’s former Secretary General, Niall Burgess, who initiated the project, to celebrate the volume’s launch and discuss the arts of diplomacy and writing.
For this week’s Creative Burst we have a very special guest – Alan Nolan! In this video he shows us how to create our own mini comic book and how to draw a superhero squirrel!
This week’s Creative Bursts video with Sarah Webb is inspired by sea glass and beach treasure! Sarah helps us create stories and poems using her writing prompts. Happy writing!