TREVOR/BOWEN SUMMER SCHOOL LAUNCHED IN MITCHELSTOWN
The launch of the Mitchelstown Literary Society’s annual summer school took place in Barnie’s Cafe on Wednesday night of last week, writes Brian Moore.
The programme for this year’s Trevor/Bowen Summer School includes lectures, workshops, and a screening of a documentary written by Elizabeth Bowen and narrated by Walter Cronkite.
“We have a very interesting line-up again this year with writers and poets from as far away as Germany and the USA coming to Mitchelstown for the summer school,” Mitchelstown Literary Society, chairman Billy Fitzgibbon said.
Tom Aherne will officially open this year’s Trevor/Bowen Summer School at The Firgrove Hotel on Friday April 30 at 8.45pm. Mr Aherne who, is head of the cardio-thoracic surgical unit in Cork University Hospital, will give a lecture entitled ‘The legacy of the Irish Country House’.
“We have a first this year for Mitchelstown and indeed Ireland when we will hold a screening of a documentary created by the American network C.B.S. entitled ‘Ireland, The Tear And The Smile’ which was written by Elizabeth Bowen and narrated by Walter Cronkite and the documentary has never been shown in Ireland before,” Mitchelstown Literary Society secretary, Liam Cusack told The Avondhu.
The Trevor/Bowen Summer School runs from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2, and all lectures take place at The Firgrove Hotel while the workshops will be hosted at the CBS in Mitchelstown. Event tickets cost €15 while a weekend ticket costs €60.
The fee for the creative writing workshops is just €60 per person for both sessions.
Contact Liam Cusack on 025-84969 or 086-8248736 for further details.
Thursday 8th April 7:08pm