Northern writers fixated with place
THE second lecture in Londonderry’s ‘Island Voices’ talk series continues on Thursday, October 25 at the Tower Museum.
Eamonn Hughes, senior lecturer with the School of English at Queen’s University Belfast will present The Place of Writing, a lunchtime talk which will look at how Irish writers particularly those from Northern Ireland are obsessed with place in all its forms and how this obsession takes life in the literary form.
Pól Ó Frighil, Irish Language Officer with Derry City Council said: “This series of lectures aims to explore the languages of English, Irish and Ulster-Scots within the context of identity; each talk focuses on the links between language and heritage, and this year the theme is ‘Place and Belonging’.
“The theme of ‘place’ is always relevant to audiences but never more than now, as the city draws ever closer to the realisation of its conferred title as City of Culture 2013.”
Those interested in attending the lecture are invited to arrive at the venue from 12.30pm onwards for lunch before the lecture commences at 1.00pm.
Each lunchtime lecture ends with an opportunity for discussion and debate on the theme.
The last in this current series of lectures takes place next month (22nd November) and features an exploration of The Ulster-Scots Literary Tradition in the North-West by Dr Frank Ferguson from The University of Ulster, Coleraine. Potential audience members are invited to book places now to avoid disappointment.
The Island Voices programme is funded by Derry City Council’s Good Relations Programme and is supported by Foras na Gaeilge.
To book your place, contact the Tower Museum at Tel: 028 7137 2411 or email email@example.com.
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