International John McGahern Seminar


Leitrim Co. Council, in partnership with National University of Ireland Galway, have announced that the seventh International Seminar will take place in Co. Leitrim during 23rd – 25th May 2013 to commemorate the work and literary achievements of John McGahern, one of Ireland’s best known and respected modern writers. 

Contributors to the International Seminar will include eminent writers, critics and academics as well as local writers.  The keynote address ‘Handrails to the Past: McGahern and the Memory of the Irish Revolution’, will be delivered by Professor Roy Foster.  As well as appealing to all lovers of McGahern’s own work, the International Seminar will be of interest to literary researchers and to book clubs, to readers of contemporary fiction and modern writing, and to all national and international students of Irish literature and culture.

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Seminar fee: €60
Students & unwaged: €30 
(includes tours and receptions)

Further Information

Ms. Christine Kelly
Tel:         071 96 21694