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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 2022: Colm Tóibín & Padraig Regan

Photo Credit: Colm Tóibín by Brigitte Lacombe

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Start Date: 25/05/2022
Time of Event: 8pm
Ticket Price: €10/€12
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: In-Person
Event Venue: Merrion Square Park
Event Street Address: Merrion Square
Event Town/City: Dublin 2
Start Date: 25/05/2022
Ticket Price: €10/€12
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? In-Person
Event Venue: Merrion Square Park
Event Street Address: Merrion Square
Event Town/City: Dublin 2
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

Poets Colm Tóibín and Padraig Regan feature in this Bealtaine-originated event, which celebrates the links between writers of different generations. In the event, the two poets will read from and discuss their own and each other’s work, while reflecting on their writing. In partnership with the International Literature Festival Dublin.

Booking available from the Tue 12th of April, via ilfdublin.com. **Please note that you also have the option to watch this event live from the comfort of your own home. Make sure you select “Book Online Event” if you wish to do so.**

Padraig Regan is the author of two poetry pamphlets: Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017). In 2015, they were a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and in 2020 they were awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Prize. They hold a PhD on creative-critical and hybridised writing practices in medieval texts and the work of Anne Carson from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, where they were a Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellow in 2021. Their debut collection, Some Integrity is the recipient of the 2021 Clarissa Luard Prize, awarded by the David Cohen Foundation.

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of eleven novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary, Nora Webster and House of Names. His most recent novel The Magician was awarded the David Cohen Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the IMPAC Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. His debut poetry collection Vinegar Hill has just been published.

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