Dublin A Writer's City - Pearse Street

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Dublin A Writer's City - Pearse Street

Prof. Chris Morash, Dublin A Writer's City

By Dublin UNESCO City of Literature

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Wed, 29 Mar 2023 18:30 - 19:30 IST


Dublin City Library & Archive 144 Pearse Street Dublin Ireland

About this event

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In the imaginations of Dublin’s writers, the location of the Pearse Street Library sits between two very different Dublins: to the west is the city centre, and the campus of Trinity; go a short distance to the east, however, and you very quickly encounter the Grand Canal Basin, Ringsend, and the smell of the sea. In this talk, we will be facing east, out towards Dublin Bay, looking at the ways in which Dublin’s writers have drawn inspiration from the nearby presence of water, in writers such as James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and Elizabeth Bowen, as well as more recent writers.

Dublin City Libraries will host a series of talks by Prof. Morash starting at Pearse Street Library on Wednesday 29 March at 6.30pm. All welcome.

About the organiser

Dublin is the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, one of 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide.

With four Nobel prize winners (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), a brace of universities of global distinction in Trinity and UCD, over half a dozen books festivals, the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award and a world class new city library in the planning, it is without doubt that Ireland’s capital has words in its blood.

The Literature designation is one of seven designations within the Creative Cities Network.

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