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Lecture: “Now We Can Talk Openly About Men” – Poet Martina Evans in conversation with journalist Dorothy Allen

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8th May

Spring Lecture Series 2019

 THE DECADE OF CENTENARIES: IRELAND IN 1919

Tonights Lecture

“Now We Can Talk Openly About Men”

Poet Martina Evans in conversation with journalist Dorothy Allen

Starts 7pm

Tickets £5

 

Martina Evans reads from and talks about her critically acclaimed recent work, “Now We Can Talk Openly About Men”. These contrasting dramatic monologues bring vividly to life the War of Independence and the Civil War through the experiences of two generations of working class women. Set against the background of the burning of Mallow, Co Cork during the “Troubles” the poetry gives a voice to usually overlooked “insignificant” women as they recall the passion, excitement and terror of the times. Martina will discuss the reasons she was drawn to this particular period and the challenges of recasting history as poetry.

Martina Evans is the award – winning author of eleven books of poetry and prose. “Now We Can Talk Openly About Men” was shortlisted for the 2019 Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Martina has also been shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize 2019 at Listowel Writers’ Week Festival.

Dorothy Allen is a former BBC journalist now writing for the German and Swiss Press.

Details

Date:
8th May
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom

Organiser

Irish Cultural Centre
Phone:
020 85638232
Website:
irishculturalcentre.co.uk