THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Women Writing Ireland

When

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 18:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Tickets

Full price €5
Concession (Student, retired, unemployed) €3
Members email info@ria.ie

A panel discussion with four Irish women writers to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth.

This event will have Irish Sign Language interpreting.

The Royal Irish Academy is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), Ireland’s first important woman writer and also one of the RIA’s first female honorary members.

'Maria Edgeworth and Messrs Les Experts: A Life in Literature and Criticism', Claire Connolly MRIA, School of English, UCC; a cultural historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland will commence the event with a brief talk on Maria Edgeworth's life as a professional writer.

Margaret Kelleher, Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD, will chair a panel of Irish women writers who will all be celebrating Edgeworth's legacy:

  • Marina Carr
  • Claire Kilroy
  • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Women Writing Ireland precedes a two-day conference at the Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD on 7 and 8 December 2018 which is being organised by TCD's School of English.

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