S168. Out from Under the Influence: Irish Writers Reach Beyond Post-Colonialism
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Kathy D'Arcy is an Irish poet (Encounter, The Wild Pupil) currently completing an Irish Research Council funded Creative Writing PhD in University College Cork, where she teaches on the women's studies MA and creative writing programs. She has previously worked as a doctor and youth worker.
Niamh Prior’s poetry and fiction appears in journals including The Stinging Fly. She won the 2016 international iYeats Poetry Prize. Her PhD in fiction at UCC, Ireland, is funded by an Irish Research Council scholarship. She is cofounder of an association for writing programs in Irish universities.
Eibhear Walshe lectures in the School of English in UCC, Cork, Ireland. His books include Kate O’Brien: A Writing Life, Oscar’s Shadow: Wilde and Ireland, A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Tóibín. His childhood memoir, Cissie’s Abattoir, was broadcast on RTE’s Book on One.
Colin Barrett is the author of the collection of stories, Young Skins, and the winner of the Guardian UK First book award, The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, and The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Irish and UK Times.