19th Irish Writers in London Summer School

Photographic portrait of William Butler Yeats by Alice Broughton

First established in 1996, the summer school runs for two nights a week and provides an informal but informative setting for students wishing to study Irish literature over the summer. Each week a set text is discussed in class on Tuesday evening and the following Thursday the author reads and speaks about it to students.

Guest Writers:

Costa Prize-winning Catherine O’Flynn returns to the summer school to discuss her latest novel Mr Lynch’s Holiday in which a father and son discover the truth about each other and the family past

Seán Hutton was born in Dublin and is one of Ireland’s foremost Gaelic language poets. He will be discussing his work over the last thirty five years and in particular his poetry in English translation

Irish/Nigerian writer Gabriel Gbadamosi will be reading and discussing his award-winning novel Vauxhall about a young boy of mixed race background growing up in 1970s London

Ray French was born in Wales to Irish parents and now lives in Hull. He will be reading and discussing a selection of his recently published short stories

Born of Irish parents in London, Deirdre Shanahan will be reading and talking about her recent poetry collection, Recovery Position

N.B. This is not a creative writing course, but will complement such a course of study at London Metropolitan University or elsewhere

No prior qualifications are required to attend

Times: 6.00 – 8.30pm (refreshments provided)
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays with an additional class on Friday 11 July
Fees: £150 (concessions £115): Early Brid booking before 1 May – £135 (concs £105)

To enrol follow this link: http://eshop.londonmet.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=30

Further information:
Damhnait Ganly d.ganly@londonmet.ac.uk 020 7133 2913
Tony Murray t.murray@londonmet.ac.uk 020 7133 2593



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