This September, Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright will deliver her annual lecture entitled The Count: what the figures say about being a female Irish writer today.This lecture is Anne Enright’s first and last answer to that unanswerable question; what is it like to be a woman writing in the Irish tradition? It is an attempt to move beyond rhetoric and to look at some hard cold statistics about gender representation on the Irish writing scene. It is also a celebration of the change that has gathered pace in the last few years.
- Venue: Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
- Date and time: 14 September 2017, 6.30pm
- Tickets are free but booking is required through Eventbrite: https://annual_laureate_lecture.eventbrite.ie
This is the third and final lecture which the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright will deliver.
Previous lectures include:
2015 - Giving Voice: Antigone and the dishonoured dead.
2016 - An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan Goes Mad In New York.
Five writers, five short stories, with musical responses. Prepare to be entranced by a Long Night of the Short Story, where writers take it all the way to the sweet or bitter end. Curated by Anne Enright.
- Venue: Visual, Carlow
- Date: Thursday, 21 December 2017
- Time: 7 p.m. (runs for approximately 3 hours including interval)
- Tickets: €5 (all proceeds go to the Peter McVerry Trust)
- For bookings see: TBC
Anne Enright is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction and was awarded the honour by the Arts Council in early 2015. The Laureate for Irish Fiction promotes Irish literature nationally and internationally and encourages the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The Laureate for Irish Fiction has been developed by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is supported by University College Dublin (UCD), New York University (NYU) and The Irish Times.