UCD Festival 2017: The Literary Zone

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Visit the Literary Zone, based in James Joyce Library

Here are the James Joyce Library-based events taking place on June 10th:

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  1. 10-12
    Kavanagh Reconsidered:
    An exhibition
    UCD Special Collections holds the largest collection of papers relating to the poet Patrick Kavanagh – a popular and influential figure in Irish literary history. Drawing on letters, photographs and poems – in draft and printed form – this exhibition will explore the life and work of this controversial figure and discuss his relationship to the Irish tradition
    In UCD Special Collections, James Joyce Library

  2. 11 or 11.30
    ‘The finest men alive’: documents of imprisonment and protest

    Join Head of UCD Archives, Kate Manning, in the James Joyce Library for a short talk about important 1916 related papers held in UCD
    In James Joyce Library Link 1

  3. 11-12
    New Forms of Storytelling
    Featuring Selina Guinness, Paula McGrath, Lia Mills and Mark O’Connell
    In James Joyce Library Link 2

  4. 12-2
    Celebrating Poetry and Music: a mixed programme
    Hosted by UCD Fellow in Poetry Paul Perry and featuring readings by Sarah Clancy, Elaine Feeney, and Aidan Matthews, along with other established and new poetic voices, and musical interludes. Help us to build a Festival Poetry Wall – bring along a handwritten, signed poem you have written.
    In James Joyce Library Hub
    See further details here.


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  5. 10 or 11
    Visit the National Folklore Collection UCD – tours
    An opportunity to visit one of the most important cultural resources in Ireland, dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture.
    Drop in and chat with our experts about this wonderful collection of books, manuscripts, recordings, photographs and paintings dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture.
    Tours will commence at 10.00am and 11.00 and last for 50 minutes
    In Newman Building, Ground Floor

  6. 10-2
    Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians: Visit the Classical Museum
    Find out about life in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt through exploring the Classical Museum’s displays, handling artefacts, and making art. Pop in at any time.
    In Newman Building, School of Classics

  7. 14.30 – 15.00
    Poetry In the Park
    Settle in for an afternoon of spoken word with LitSoc! Let your eyes open up to a whole world of creative adventures with the best performance poets UCD has to offer. A family-themed session of live poetry, packed with fun and entertaining performances from established as well as upcoming performance poets hailing from UCD.
    In the Family Fun Zone,
     the UCD Student Centre Quad