On the 28th March last, Imagine Belfast hosted an event curated by Viviana Fiorentino of Letters With Wings. The evening was dedicated to the women artists Chimengul Awut and Nûdem Durak. Dedicated, in fact, to all those activists who use the arts to highlight the struggle for freedom from oppression that we see unfolding every […]
In 2018, the San Patrizio Livorno Festival had its modest debut in the Ex-Cinema Aurora during St Patrick’s weekend. Since then, it has grown in stature to be a significant event in Italy’s literary calendar. In 2019, the Festival hosted an interview with John Banville, a major figure in European literature, and Marco Vichi, the […]
‘August Is a Wicked Month’ according to Edna O’Brien. And September, which has just begun, should be called the Busy Month. Before the Julian Calendar in 45 BC, September used to be the seventh month of the year. Now, of course, it’s the ninth, and among its many tasks is to signal for us the […]
Well, what a month February has been – and it’s not quite over yet.It started with a significant birthday: the one that means I’ve only one more year to go before the bus pass… Thank you to everyone who sent such lovely greetings. It was indeed a great day, followed by another great day on […]
On Friday, 16th November, the always excellent Dublin Book Festival held a standing-room-only event at the National Library. It was further proof, if such were needed, of Ireland’s ongoing love-affair with the short story.