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Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads at University of Limerick

Eiléan Ni Chuilleanain read to a capacity audience in the Millstream Common Room, University of Limerick yesterday. The event was the first time Eiléan read from her new book The Mother House. It was a hugely memorable experience for all in attendance. Thanks to photographer Patrick Dunne, one of our MA in Creative Writing students… Continue reading Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads at University of Limerick

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Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin to read at University of Limerick

The Creative Writing programme at University of Limerick will host the great Irish poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin on October 24th, with world-premiere readings from her new book. One of Ireland's best and most distinguished poets, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, will be welcomed by the University of Limerick this week, where she will read from her work… Continue reading Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin to read at University of Limerick

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Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

UL Creative Writing hosted Laureate for Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry, in Conversation with Prof Joseph O'Connor, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on Thursday 7th March. A capacity audience of 230 attended, including UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald and Mrs Fitzgerald.  Sebastian Barry gave a spellbinding twenty-minute reading from his Costa-award-winning novel… Continue reading Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

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The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens

We live in an era of ever more swift and pervasive digitisation. Digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities with respect to the production, access, storage and transmission of information, at the same time as they challenge a number of long established reading practices. Over the last four years a group of almost 200 scholars and scientists… Continue reading The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens

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A reading with Danny Denton (via The Ogham Stone)

“Write the story that you want to read” As UL Frankenweek drew to a close on Halloween eve, we were lucky to be joined by upcoming Cork author, Danny Denton. Frankenweek kicked off on Monday the 22nd of October and has offered great writing workshops, readings and screenings related to the 200th anniversary of Mary […]… Continue reading A reading with Danny Denton (via The Ogham Stone)

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Author Anne Enright to give reading and a lecture at the University of Limerick

The Creative Writing programme at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce that Anne Enright, Man Booker Prizewinner and inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, will give a reading from her work and a lecture on the Irish writer Maeve Brennan, at the University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School (Theatre KBG 12), on Thursday October 6th… Continue reading Author Anne Enright to give reading and a lecture at the University of Limerick

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Pulitzer Prizewinning Novelist Richard Ford holds Public Reading at UL

Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist, gave a rare public reading at the University of Limerick yesterday evening.  Invited and introduced by Professor Joseph O’Connor, UL’s Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing, Ford read from his latest book, a quartet of overlapping stories, Let Me Be Frank With You and took questions from full-to-capacity audience… Continue reading Pulitzer Prizewinning Novelist Richard Ford holds Public Reading at UL