This June, the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Limerick will offer a Summer School in New York in honour of the late Frank McCourt.
The Summer School is open to application from everyone, whether resident in New York or willing to travel from Ireland. No previous writing experience is required, but willingness to prepare for the programme is a must. Price $300/$200student/unwaged. Numbers are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment, at http://frankmccourt.ulfoundation.com/
Details/informal enquiries: ULNY@l.ie
The Shannon Airport Authority and the University of Limerick have put together “a stellar line up of writers” (The Irish Times) for the 2017 Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School at NYU's beautiful Glucksman Ireland House, 22nd - 25th June. Study writing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with bestselling authors Joseph O'Connor, Donal Ryan and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, poet Mary O'Malley, UL professor Eoin Devereux and others. The Summer School oﬀers a taste of Creative Writing as taught at UL, with the emphasis on enjoyment, collegiality, mutual respect and love of words.
Highlights will include readings by Joseph O’Connor, broadcaster, playwright and author of eight novels including the million-selling ‘Star of the Sea’. Booker Prize-longlisted Donal Ryan, author of ‘The Spinning Heart’ (recently voted Irish Novel of the Decade) will reveal the secrets of writing captivating short stories. Acclaimed Young-Adult author and UL professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald will outline those essential motivational and time-management tools that all writers need. Renowned Beckett actor Lisa Dwan will be sharing her unique perspective on reading and acting Beckett. Iarla Ó Lionáird, singer with Irish-American trad supergroup The Gloaming, will perform Joseph O’Connor, who will be reading from his international bestselling novel of the Irish Famine, Star of the Sea. An interplay of words and music that is absolutely not to be missed!
Celebrated Irish poet, Mary O'Malley, will offer exciting sessions on ‘Poetry and the City’, focusing on the streetscape of the Lower Manhattan/Greenwich Village where the Summer School has its base.
Kerry Neville joins us as this year’s special guest. Teacher, Huffington Post contributor and award-winning short-story writer (‘Necessary Lies’), Kerry is a dazzlingly talented wordsmith whose take on the creative process in our contemporary era is fascinating.
Eoin Devereaux will lecture on long-time downtown NYC resident, David Bowie. Writer in Residence for the Summer School, Darragh McKeon, author of acclaimed debut novel All that is Solid Melts into Air, will be on hand to offer advice, answer questions, give his insights over coffee, share perspectives and respond to students.
Further Details may be had from: http://frankmccourt.ulfoundation.com.
Click here for a sample program.
See the latest feature in the Irish Times.