A great day in Bray

Later in the month, I will be back in county Wicklow. Bray with its long seaside promenade is a fantastically inspiring place, which Joyce fondly remembered having lived there for a while as a young boy. (Just in case you are on a Joycean pilgrimage.) I remember a reading I gave once in the Harbour Bar with the Centre for Creative Practices on a Valentine's Day. A pub Joyce often frequented, now a shrine for musicians and poets and the venue where readings are held by the Bray Literary Festival. I will be delivering a workshop on memoir writing at the Bray Literary Festival, sponsored by the Open University. Everybody has a story to tell – but many people think that theirs is not worth the t

Cultural diversity and migrant artists

This article about the launch of The Corridor, appeared in the Argus in March. I am posting the link here, included in the image, as it is ever so relevant. The Corridor is an intercultural magazine that grew out of the XBorders Project of the Irish Writers Centre and the Art's Council of Northern Ireland. Edited by Marcel Krueger and curated by his wife Anna Mager, both from Germany. It is great to see this growing cross-border community of writers and artists now that there is so much talk about a border within the island of Ireland. A physical border that nobody wants, an invisible border whose legitimacy many don't even acknowledge and even more don't want to think about and yet it seem

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