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Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,

It’s Lit Review time.


The festival formerly known as the Frank O’Connor Short Story Festival will begin on the 7th of September. The event is now known as the Cork Short Story Festival, and will be taking place in the Firkin Crane Theatre this year.

The Monday Echo will gathering in the Mezz this Monday (5th), as they do on a weekly basis. The event showcases the latest in spoken word and music in Dublin.

Ó Bhéal, Cork’s premier weekly poetry event, will be gathering in the Long Valley pub on Winthrop Street. This week’s guests are Elaine Cosgrove and Trevor Conway.


As per the Guardian, Seth Graham-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is being taken to court by Hachette over the ‘appropriation of a 120 year old public domain work.’ Sounds like this case could be dead on its feet…

Pokémon Fan Fiction
Roald Dahl in said chair. Source – Walesonline

As heavily reported in the last couple of weeks, a boutique restaurant in London intends to brew a beer using yeast gathered from the dead novelist’s favourite chair. The Lit Review has it on good authority that, presuming (quite reasonably) the sample is some variety of ‘wild‘ yeast, drinkers can expect a sour flavour.

The New Yorker has published a piece of Pokemon fan fiction. The piece, entitled ‘Pikachu’s Twentieth Anniversary’, features creative use of dialogue.


Known creator of literary bad lads Rob Doyle is giving a one day course in Transgressive Fiction at the Irish Writers Centre this Saturday.

American Short Fiction will be open to submission from Thursday (1st) onwards. Those interested should consult the guidelines published on their website, and consider the 3 dollar submission fee carefully.

The imaginatively titled Another Chicago Magazine will be open to submissions from next Tuesday until the beginning of October. They will be reading Poety, Short Fiction and Non-Fiction submissions.

The Twitterary Review

This week on Twitter, the Lit Review has been doing some investigative work.

When peace comes dropping a little bit too slow…

Poetry Ireland are on the move. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

There’s always one.

‘John Banville’ was not having it.

See you next week!

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