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The unhinged poetry of Ken Bruen

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KEN BRUEN'S writing is like Charles Bukowski’s in that people tend to either love it, or be allergic to it. No one pretends to like Bruen’s writing in the way they do, say, the poetry of Ocean Vuong or Doireann Ní Gríofa because, to paraphrase WH Auden, they think it is the correct opinion to have for the time of year.

Juliet, Naked

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Annie and Duncan are a reasonably happy couple in their late thirties living in a seaside town in England. Duncan has an obsession - he hosts a fan page for nineties musician Tucker Crowe. Crowe is a kind of Jeff Buckley like singer who disappeared after recording one great album - Juliet, Naked.

A novel place to write a book

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What better place to write a novel than in a library? Writer and yoga teacher, David Whelan, from Westport, wrote most of his latest novel The Crowded Earth in Westport Library.

Businesses join forces to host fashion fairy tale for Rosabel’s Rooms

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Two of Galway’s most fashionable establishments, Willow Boutique and Caprice Café, have come together to host a night of fun, fashion and food on Wednesday, November 7 to help raise funds for local charity Rosabel's Rooms.

Galway commemorates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, will be celebrated this Hallowe’en with a series of free events at NUI Galway and in Galway City.

A poetry night at Galway City Library

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THE POETS Louis Mulcahy, Susan Lindsay and Maurice Devitt, all published by Galway based publishing house Doire Press, will conclude their A Crack In Everything literary tour, with a reading in the Galway City Library.

James Joyce meets Italia ’90 in Portrait of the Artist

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ROUGH MAGIC Theatre Company hit the Town Hall Theatre next week with Arthur Riordan’s vibrant version of James Joyce’s Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. Stephen Dedalus's spiritual rebellion and restless search for artistic self-expression becomes a thrilling theatrical odyssey, which The Irish Times called a "fast-paced, fun and refreshingly unconventional".

Fantastic four bed home in Foxford

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Gerry Rowland, Optimum Auctioneers and Valuers, is delighted to offer for sale a well maintained, detached, four bedroom bungalow, located at Swinford Road in Foxford.

Three days of two one-act plays

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LUCY IN The Sky, a play about three women meeting for the first time in a homeless shelter in England, is a play with much relevance for Ireland during this period of the State's homeless and accommodation crisis.

The Over The Edge Fiction Slam is back

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POETRY SLAMS are common and there are always opportunities for poets to read their work aloud. Not so for fiction writers, which is why the annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam is such a welcome event.

 

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