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Christine Dwyer Hickey in Conversation

The Irish Literary Society in London presents an evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey to celebrate Tatty as this years Dublin One City One Book They will also be joining with the Hammersmith Irish Cultural Centre’s Book Club for this event and encourage all attendees to read Tatty in preparation for the event. Dorothy Allen is a former BBC journalist, currently writing for the German and Swiss Press, she will join Christine Dwyer Hickey in conversation.

 

Venue

Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road Hammersmith, London W69DT, United Kingdom

Time

March 25 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

£8

Booking

Reading Dublin One City One Book

Presented by Garrett Fagan, this course is designed to tie in with events in the Dublin One City One Book festival 2020

culminating in an extended engagement with the selected title and making full use of events staged during April.

Students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment, an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 1 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€100

Booking

Booking essential

Give Me the Child and I’ll Show You the Writer!

Child psychologist Christine Mulligan in conversation with poet and writer Dermot Bolger and Tatty author Christine Dwyer Hickey about the disrupted childhood and how it informs the writer.

 

Venue

Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Road Dublin 14,

Time

April 1 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Seamus Heaney Book Club

Join us at ‘Seamus Heany: Listen Now Again’ for an informal and interactive discussion  of this year’s Dublin One City One Book selection Tatty along with the author Christine Dwyer Hickey.

You don’t need to be a literary expert to join in – everyone is welcome! Please read Tatty before the book club so you can enjoy our chat.

Copies available from your local library or any good book shop.

 

Venue

bank of ireland cultural and heritage centre, Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre Westmoreland Street D02 VR66 Dublin dublin, D02 VR66 Ireland

Time

April 4 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Little Museum: Big Stories (Family Event)

During this event, children will learn about important places in Dublin and how living and growing up in Dublin changed over the decades. Stories will be based on artefacts and photos on display in the museum and will be linked to the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2020 Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey. Children will have the opportunity to share their experiences and memories about the featured places in Dublin and we invite all to write a little story about or draw a picture of their favourite place. Our education coordinator will, alongside other museum staff, lead the group through our main exhibition in an interactive and hands-on approach.

Limited Capacity. 

Venue

Little Museum, 15 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2, Ireland

Time

April 5 at 10:30 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Man about Town: Drunkard, Spendthrift

Christine Dwyer Hickey explores the effect of John Joyce on the creative and emotional development of his son James, and what it’s like to live a childhood on red alert.

 

 

Venue

James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street Dublin, 1 Ireland

Time

April 6 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking advisable

Reading Dublin One City One Book

Presented by Garrett Fagan, this course is designed to tie in with events in the Dublin One City One Book festival 2020

culminating in an extended engagement with the selected title and making full use of events staged during April.

Students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment, an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

 

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Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 8 at 10:30 am

Tickets

Booking

A Little Help From My Friends

A Little Help From My Friends – A performance of defining songs from the 1960’s.

Sing & Tonics is an all-female, small vocal ensemble based in Ireland.

This performance includes a little help from our friend, Double Bassist Derek Whyte, to emphasise the distinctive beats and bass lines of the decade.

 

 

Venue

Pearse Museum, Saint Enda's Park, Grange Road Rathfarnham, Dublin 16,

Time

April 8 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

The Voices of Childhood: Celebrating Tatty

Christine Dwyer Hickey will be joined by Prof. Derek Hand (School of English, DCU) for this discussion of an enduring theme in Irish Literature – childhood.

With performances from Tatty; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; The Butcher Boy and other classic Irish novels of childhood.

Christine Dwyer Hickey is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. She has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play. Tatty was published by New Island Books (2004) and by Vintage UK (2005). It was shortlisted for Irish Novel of The Year 2005, listed as one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade at the Irish Book Awards 2010 and was nominated for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Fiction Prize).

Prof. Derek Hand is Head of the School of English, Dublin City University. He is the author of many essays and articles on Irish literature, and of John Banville: Exploring Fictions (2002) and A History of the Irish Novel: 1665 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Venue

Regents House, Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2,

Time

April 9 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Reading Dublin One City One Book

Presented by Garrett Fagan, this course is designed to tie in with events in the Dublin One City One Book festival 2020

culminating in an extended engagement with the selected title and making full use of events staged during April.

Students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment, an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

 

 

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 15 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€100

Booking

All the Words I Know for Drunk

Tipsy, twisted, merry, out of your tree, high as a kite, locked, legless, langer-oos…..

Christine Dwyer Hickey talks to fellow author Martina Devlin about the theme of alcoholism in Tatty, the impact of alcoholism on children in general and how families are marked for life by it.

Venue

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Time

April 15 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Fiction, Memoir and Life Writing

A panel discussion on life writing and memoir with writers Christine Dwyer Hickey and Selina Guinness (author of the memoir The Crocodile by the Door), 

moderated by Garrett Fagan.

 

 

Venue

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street Dublin 2,

Time

April 16 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

Aspects of the Novel: Writing Masterclass with Christine Dwyer Hickey

From characterisation to research, Christine Dwyer Hickey will help you to negotiate the landscape of your novel or short story.

First five pages of work may be submitted for discussion.

Individual attention will be offered to each participant.

Limit of 15 persons

 

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 18 at 10:00 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Poetry, Childhood and Tatty

Tatty explores the emotional intensity and turbulence of childhood. Poets Eithne Hand (first collection in 2020), James Harpur (The White Silhouette, 2019) and Liz Quirke (The Road, Slowly, 2018) will delve into different aspects of this evocative period, from the magic of being a toddler to the complexity of adolescence, same sex parents, boarding school and first love.

 

Venue

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Time

April 18 at 3:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Little Museum: Big Stories (Family Event)

During this event, children will learn about important places in Dublin and how living and growing up in Dublin changed over the decades. Stories will be based on artefacts and photos on display in the museum and will be linked to the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2020 Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey. Children will have the opportunity to share their experiences and memories about the featured places in Dublin and we invite all to write a little story about or draw a picture of their favourite place. Our education coordinator will, alongside other museum staff, lead the group through our main exhibition in an interactive and hands-on approach.

Limited Capacity. 

 

Venue

Little Museum, 15 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2, Ireland

Time

April 19 at 10:30 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Tatty, the story of a marriage break-up, as told through the eyes of a child

‘Tatty  is one of those novels that’s easy to read, hard to get out of your head and almost impossible to describe’ (The Irish Times) Christine Dwyer Hickey will discuss the writing of the modern Irish masterpiece and the craft of writing in general,with Q&A to follow.

 

 

Venue

James Jocyce Library, University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin, 4

Time

April 20 at 5:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

RTÉ Radio 1 – Book on One

 

RTÉ Radio 1’s week nights’ Book on One will feature Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey at 11.20pm for two weeks in April starting on Monday 19th April.This forms part of the programmed events of Dublin One City One Book

https://www.rte.ie/radio1/book-on-one/

Time

April 20 at 11:20 pm - May 1 at 11:50 pm

Tickets

Booking

The Big TY Book Club

Join TY (Transition Year) students from all over Dublin to hear all about Tatty and the life of a writer from the books author, Christine Dwyer Hickey. TY Co-ordinators are invited to get in touch with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature at cityofliterature@dublincity.ie to arrange a group seating allocation, plus free copies of Tatty for students wishing to take part.  

 

Venue

Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1, Dublin 1 Ireland

Time

April 21 at 11:00 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Reading Dublin One City One Book

Presented by Garrett Fagan, this course is designed to tie in with events in the Dublin One City One Book festival 2020

culminating in an extended engagement with the selected title and making full use of events staged during April.

Students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment, an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 22 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€100

Booking

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