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The Ulster Book Club

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The Ulster Book Club; 9 counties, 9 writers, 9 months

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Take a journey across the nine counties of Ulster through the writing of nine contemporary writers and poets. Each month, we will delve into a literary presentation of a county and discuss what the stories tell us about the sense of place and time which the work represents. Each of the books is deeply rooted in the person and the place. They cover themes of environment, connection, loss and love. Each piece of work is unique yet there is a universality of experience which is inescapable, regardless of where we choose to call home.

20 October, CAVAN: Rosemary Jenkinson facilitates a discussion of Staring at Lakes

17 November, DOWN: Pádraig Ó Tuama facilitates a discussion of On Balance

8 December, DONEGAL: Jan Carson facilitates a discussion of Penny Baps

19 January, FERMANAGH: Helen McClements facilitates a discussion of Diary of a Young Naturalist

9 February, MONAGHAN: Maureen Boyle facilitates a discussion of Massacre of the Birds

23 March, ANTRIM: Gerard Brennan facilitates a discussion of The Good Son

13 April, TYRONE: Mary Minihan facilitates a discussion of Big Girl Small Town

18 May, ARMAGH: we'll discuss Undiscovered Country

22 June, DERRY: Finale event to discuss Thin Places

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