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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

If you haven’t watched it yet be sure to check out the recently released documentary about the life of living literary legend Joan Didion on Netflix. Directed by Didion’s nephew Griffin Dunne, the documentary uses a treasure trove of archival footage to chronicle Joan Didion’s influential career. It’s a treat for the mind.

New York Fiction Podcast Poll

In the ten years since it began The New Yorker Fiction Podcast has become something of a web, linking stories and writers across decades and showing the depth and breadth of literary influence. In honour of its tenth anniversary, they have chosen one episode from each year and are inviting the public to vote for their favourite here. The last day to cast your vote is Monday, December 3rd, 2017.

Cast Your Vote – Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards

And more voting! Voting is now open for the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2017. Be sure to have your say on the 15 shortlisted categories spanning all of the literary genres including: Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry and the new Teen and Young Adult book of the year category. The shortlists include work by Alan McMonagle, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Paul McVeigh and many more. Vote for your favourites by the 23rd of November.

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The Lit Young Writers Festival Waterford

The Lit Young Writers Festival is taking place in Waterford on the 10th & 11th of November with workshops from Kevin Barry, Colm Keegan, Stephen James Smith, Lisa McInerney and tonnes of other talented writers. For full details check out their website.

FIRED The Canon & Irish Women Poets

Get fired up for FIRED: The Canon and Irish Women Poets taking place at 8pm on November 18 in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Six contemporary Irish women poets will be reading from their own work and that of historically significant others. It will be a celebration of contemporary and early Irish modernist women poets, Irish language poets and experimentalists.

Salmon Poetry Launch

Salmon Poetry are launching After The Fall by Brian Kirk and Vacant Possession by Anne Fitzgerald on Thursday the 9th of November at 6:30pm in the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Anne Fitzgerald a native of Sandycove, is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and Queen’s University, Belfast. She has previously published a number of poetry collections including Swimming Lessons, The Map of Everything and Beyond the Sea.

Brian Kirk is an award winning poet and short story writer from Clondalkin in Dublin. His childrens’ novel The Rising Son was published in December 2015.

Sally Rooney’s Conversation with The Irish Times

Sally Rooney will be in conversation with Laura Slattery of The Irish Times on Thursday, November 16th, at 7.30pm in the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Admission is free. The podcast of the interview will be available on The Irish Times on November 30th. Rooney’s debut novel Conversations With Friends is the Irish Times Book Club selection for November. Over the next few weeks, her work will be explored in the Irish Times through a series of features by the author herself, fellow authors Thomas Morris and Gavin Corbett, Gill Moore and an interview with Michael Nolan. If you haven’t read this magnificent book now is the time to do so!

Galway Book Launch

Dedalus Press are launching two new poetry collections – Hymn to the Reckless by Erin Fornoff and Transmissions by Elaine Cosgrove on Friday 17th November at 6:30pm in the Róisín Dubh, 7 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland

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