The series kicks off with a bitesize masterclass from Dave Rudden. Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, Dave shows us how to create a compelling main character.
Past/Present/Pride: Colm Tóibín
In this episode of Past/Present/Pride, Dr Paul D’Alton speaks to writer Colm Tóibín.
MoLI is delighted to present Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that remembers and celebrates UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, Past/Present/Pride reflects on the work of writers associated with UCD across the decades – decades that have witnessed significant social change for members of the LGBTI+ communities in Ireland & beyond.
Past/Present/Pride is a collaboration between MoLI and UCD’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme. Over the last number of years UCD has made an explicit commitment to promoting an inclusive community where people identifying as LGBTI+ feel safe, valued and provided equal opportunity.
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.
Sarah Webb will guide you in some story prompts and wordplay that will awaken all of your senses. Inspired by poetry from both Edward Thomas and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Sarah encourages you to use the theme of jellyfish as a springboard for today’s creative bursts!