Eilean Ni Chuilleanain Reading at the University of Limerick

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The Creative Writing programme and the School of English, Irish and Communication at the University of Limerick, are delighted to welcome one of Ireland's best and most distinguished poets, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, to read as part of the 2019 Guest Vocals poetry series. The reading will take place in the Millstream Common Room at the University of Limerick on Oct 24th at 2pm.

Admission is free to this very special event, and all are welcome, though tickets are limited.

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was born in Cork City in 1942. She was a founder member of the literary journal Cyphers in 1975. Her first collection, Acts and Monuments, won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Her seven collections of poems include The Girl Who Married the Reindeer, The Sun-fish, which won the Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Selected Poems, a co-publication from Faber and Faber and The Gallery Press, and more recently The Boys of Blue Hill. Her work, described by Sean O'Brien as full of 'imaginative confidence and haunting authority', has been added to the Leaving Cert poetry syllabus. She is a Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, a former Ireland Professor of Poetry, and a member of Aosdána. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's next collection of poems, The Mother House, is forthcoming from The Gallery Press, and this event will be the first time that she has read publically from that book.

The Masters in Creative Writing at UL, part of the university's School of English, Irish and Communication, is regarded as one of the most vibrant postgraduate writing programmes in Ireland. It is led by the novelist Joseph O'Connor, who is the holder of the Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing. The novelists Donal Ryan, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Rob Doyle, and the poet Martin Dyar, are also currently teaching creative writing at the Unversity of Limerick.

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