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      Carcanet at 50 - Afternoon Symposium in Dublin

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      October 25, 2019

      Friday   1:00 PM

      11 Parnell Square
      Dublin, Dublin

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      Carcanet at 50 - Afternoon Symposium

      Carcanet at 50: Poetry Ireland Friday 25 October, 1pm onwards Over the last 50 years Carcanet Press has done a great deal for Irish poetry, bringing back into circulation the work of Austin Clarke and Padraic Fallon; for a time publishing Michael Hartnett and Paul Durcan; more recently taking on the Anvil Press list with its large Irish constituency, including Dennis O’Driscoll, Martina Evans, James Harpur, Thomas McCarthy; and most importantly publishing outstanding poetry by contemporaries: fifteen editions of Thomas Kinsella, eighteen of Eavan Boland, and working with new poets including Sinéad Morrissey, Adam Crothers, Tara Bergin, Moya Cannon and Mary O’Malley among others. Please join us to celebrate Carcanet’s Jubilee at our Dublin party, a day of presentations, discussions and poetry readings, during which we intend to explore the relationships between publisher and poet over the years, Irish poetry beyond Ireland, and the development of an indie poetry press that has survived half a century. The schedule of events is below, and all are welcome to join us for the full day or the evening readings (which can be booked separately). This is the first in a series of celebratory symposia around the UK and Ireland for Carcanet’s Jubilee. Later events will take place at the Scottish Poetry Library, the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, at Cardiff University, and at the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. Carcanet at 50: Poetry Ireland schedule 13:00 – 13.15     Welcome & opening remarks 13.15 – 14.15     Panel 1: Carcanet’s Core Irish Poets 14.15 – 14.45     Discussion 14.45 – 15.15     Break 15.15 – 16.15     Panel 2: Irish Poetry Beyond Ireland 16.15 – 17.00     Discussion Speakers Panel 1 Sinéad Morrissey, Tara Bergin, Mary O’Malley, John F. Deane, Tom McCarthy and Martina Evans Chaired by John McAuliffe Panel 2 Gerard Smyth, Colette Bryce, Sarah Byrne, Martina Evans, John McAuliffe, and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain Chaired by John F. Deane Registration is free but essential. All are welcome to join us for the full day, or to join for the evening readings —please visit the separate Eventbrite listing here. There are also Facebook events for the daytime event and the evening event. For any enquiries about the event please email or call 001618348730 or 01 6789815.

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