The Lit Review |78| Spooky Happenings in Enniscorthy

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone…

Its Lit Review Time.


The latest edition of the Gorse literary journal will be launched tomorrow evening (Thursday 25th) in the Liquor Rooms. There will be readings from Dominique Clear, Julie Morrissey, and Gavin Corbett.

The Belly Button Girl, a new play by Tom Moran, opened in the New Theatre yesterday evening. Tickets, priced at 16 euro, are available or from Connolly Books.

As they have done since 2007, Ó Bhéal will be gathering in the Long Valley on Winthrop street (Cork) for a night of spoken word performance. This week’s guest is Eleanor Rees.


The Monday Echo will be gathering in the Mezz at half seven, also on Monday evening.

New Island Books will be launching Hostages by Oisín Fagan tomorrow evening (25th August). Cork poet Dave Lordan will be speaking. Fagan’s novel The Hierophants  was the winner of The Penny Dreadfuls Novella prize and was published in June 2016.

There will also be readings at the Hill of Tara visitor centre this Sunday evening for the ninth annual Feis Teamhra. Outgoing Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan and Joseph O’Connor will be reading. Tickets are free.


Spooky Happenings in Enniscorthy
Colm Toibín, also a fan of Enniscorthy. Source

As per IFTN, an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle is under production in Enniskerry. The film features Love/Hate’s Peter Coonan, as well as Irish actor Peter O’Meara in a leading role. Jackson is perhaps best known for The Haunting of Hill House.

British writer Joanna Walsh has been named writer is residence at NUI Maynooth. Walsh’s Vertigo was published last year by Dublin based independent publisher Tramp Press.

Literature Ireland have clarified their recently advertised internship is paid, following enquiries on Twitter.


The Stinging Fly are accepting submissions, online and by post, until the end of the month. Submissions bearing a post mark after the 31st of August will be disregarded.

The Collagist are currently accepting online submissions for their next issue, also until the end of the month.

The Gulf Coast translation prize will accept submission until the 31st of August. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 1000 dollars. The prize is to be judged by Idra Novey.

The Twitterary Review

This week on Twitter, we’ve been doing some investigative work.

Even the arts are a stitch up.

Psychoanalysis has always lent itself to thoughtful and nuanced textual representation.

Stranger than fiction…

Now, now ‘John’…

See you next week!

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