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The Legacy of Maeve Brennan (Re-scheduled)

Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson and Angela Bourke about the Dublin writer Maeve Brennan. Brennan contributed many short stories to the New Yorker, many of which were collated in two short story collections, In and Out of Never-Never Land (1969) and Christmas Eve (1974). Both collections were republished as The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin and The Rose Garden after her death in 1993.  Her only novella The Visitor was published posthumously in 2000.

This event will be chaired by Aoife Barry (writer and journalist with The

Angela Bourke MRIA, Professor Emerita, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore is the author of Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker.

Sinéad Gleeson is the editor of The Long Gaze Back (which features Maeve Brennan’s short story The Eldest Child) and The Glass Shore, two anthologies of stories by Irish women writers. Her own collection of essays will be published in 2019 by Picador.

This event is re-scheduled from April.


National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square Dublin 2,


June 28 at 6:30 pm



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