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Spring 2020 Poetry and Lecture Series Announced

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Thursday,  March 19th, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Feliciano School of Business Building, Room 015

Poetry Reading by Northern Irish Poet Colette Bryce, Arts Council University College Dublin Writing Fellow

Tuesday, April 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Feliciano School of Business Building, Room 015

Catriona Crowe, author and former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland

“Reflections on the lost children and mothers of Tuam, and other such Irish institutions” – An exploration of the incarceration of pregnant unmarried women, and the illegal adoption of their children, in early to late 20th century Ireland.

Tuesday, April 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Feliciano School of Business Building, Room 015

Catherine Ann Cullen, Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland

“Reviving Women” – Poetry & songs celebrating the women who fought for suffrage, liberty and equality in 1916 and beyond.

Thursday, April 16, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Feliciano School of Business Building, Room 015

Maureen O’Connor, School of English, University College Cork

“Moya Cannon’s Broken Natures” – A lecture on the way Irish poet Moya Cannon reveals and creates connections between the human and the nonhuman in surprising ways.

Tuesday, April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Feliciano School of Business Building, Room 015

Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-irish literature & Drama, University College Dublin

“’Ireland at the Bar’: Language, Law and Murder in Nineteenth-Century Ireland” – A lecture on the execution of Myles Joyce, condemned because of a language barrier for an 1882 County Mayo murder he did not commit

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or request more information, email Professor Lucy McDiarmid.