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‘The Poet’s Rising’, with Deirdre O’Byrne

Monday, 29th February, 2016    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Many of the 1916 leaders, most notably Thomas MacDonagh, Padraig Pearse and Joseph Plunkett, were writers. The Easter Rising inspired literature at the time, and has done so ever since, as authors celebrate, interrogate and recreate the 1916 legacy.

pearseDeirdre O’Byrne, who teaches Irish literature at Loughborough University, will lead a discussion of a range of writings of the last 100 years, inspired by the conflict. Literary responses are as varied as the Irish weather.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

1916 and beyond is a series of four events to commemorate the anniversary of the 1916 Rising and is held in association with Nottingham Irish Studies Group and Nottingham St Patrick’s Day Committee.