Friday, January 20, 2012

Naming the Rooms in the Irish Writers' Centre

Absent Friends: The Naming of the Rooms in the Irish Writers' Centre takes place on Tuesday next, 24 January at 7.00pm.

You are invited to attend the Irish Writers' Centre on Tuesday next, January 24th for an evening celebrating some of the finest Irish writers after whom we will officially name the rooms.

Tributes will be made on the night by family, friends and former colleagues of the writers, who will also read from their work. The contributors will be:

John F. Deane for Robert Greacen
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin for Eilís Dillon
Hugh McFadden for Michael Hartnett
Patricia Strong for Eithne Strong
Anthony Glavin for Benedict Kiely
Helen Dwyer for James Plunkett
Catherine Phil McCarthy for Mary Lavin

The rooms of the Irish Writers' Centre will be named after the above writers as a permanent mark of appreciation and a celebration of their continuing influence on Irish literature.

All are welcome to this evening of celebration and remembrance. Admission is free but booking is essential, so please do call (01) 8721302 to reserve your place.

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