Thursday 3rd May 2018, 2:00pm
PRESENTED BY THE UL/FRANK MCCOURT CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL AND LITERARY FESTIVAL
A SPECIAL EVENT FOR LIMERICK SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF WOMEN RECEIVING THE VOTE!
How far are you willing to go for your beliefs? That’s the question Dublin teenager Mollie Carberry has to ask herself in 1912 when she gets involved in the women’s suffrage movement. Mollie is the heroine of Anna Carey’s award-winning and widely acclaimed novels ‘The Making of Mollie’ and ‘Mollie on the March’.
On May 3rd, as part of the UL Creative Writing Festival, in a special event for Limerick Secondary School students and their teachers, Anna will read from her books, talk about why she wanted to write about Irish teenage suffragettes, which real life stories inspired her, the influence of small noisy dogs on her work (!) and much much more. Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating event.
Anna Carey is an author and journalist from Dublin whose first book “The Real Rebecca” won the Senior Children’s Book of the Year prize at the 2011 Irish Book Awards. “The Making of Mollie” was shortlisted for the same prize in 2016.
***Admission for this event is FREE, but pre-booking is required via the UCH Box Office – 061 331549***
Venue: 250 Lecture Theatre, UCH
THE UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School and Literary Festival takes places at University of Limerick, May 3rd to 6th 2018
- Speakers include BOB GELDOF, MARIAN KEYES, KEVIN BARRY, JOSEPH O’CONNOR, DONAL RYAN, MARY O’MALLEY, KERRY NEVILLE, MARTIN DYAR, SARAH MOORE FITZGERALD, EOIN DEVEREUX, ALAN HAYES of ARLEN HOUSE publishers.
- ‘Food and Storytelling: a Literary Brunch,’ led by UL Creative Writing MA graduate and Food Writer, RACHAEL KEALY. Live recording of RTE Radio 1 ‘SUNDAY MISCELLANY’ at UL’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Illustrated Lecture: ‘Don’t Judge a Book Just By The cover…Punk and Creativity’ with live music by SECTION 17
Full programme details and booking for Creative Writing classes available HERE
The UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School and Literary Festival acknowledges the generous support of the Shannon Airport Authority and Shannon Heritage.