London Metropolitan University will host the annual Irish Writers in London Summer School From June 11 - July 17.
First established in 1996, the Irish Writers in London Summer School runs for two nights a week with a set text discussed in class on Tuesday evening while Thursday sessions are devoted to guest authors.
This year’s authorial line up includes Maurice Leitch, who will be reading and discussing his recent novel A Far Cry about the way one man’s past in Northern Ireland continues to haunt him years later after leaving to live in England; Martina Evans, who returns to celebrate the course’s 20th Anniversary by reading and talking about her latest poetry collection, Burnfort, Las Vegas, revered academic and author Roy Foster and Lane Ashfeldt, who will be reading a selection of her short stories and discussing the pros and cons of raiding history books and family stories to create fiction.
This year’s set texts include fiction, screenplay, poetry and history. Lectures will cover topics such as ‘The Irish Short Story’, ‘Memory, Migration and Writing’ and ‘Irish Writing and the Troubles’.
For fees and booking information see: met.ac/irish-writers-in-london-summer-school