With Rob Doyle, Paula Meehan and Joseph O’Connor
In Conversation with Ciaran Carty
Venue: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre
Time: 6.30PM – 7.30PM
Ticket Cost: €7/ €5 CONCESSION
Should we avoid classifications such as ‘Irish writer’, ‘woman’s writer’, ‘black writer’, ‘gay writer’, ‘Jewish writer’ etc? Books used to be banned in Ireland because society disapproved of the morals of an author. Now in the era of #MeToo and other campaigns, are we in danger of reverting to morality censorship? Are Mailer’s novels to be written off because of his violent behaviour? Are Kipling’s stories to be taken off the shelves because he was an imperialist? Joseph O’Connor, Paula Meehan and Rob Doyle discuss these issues in a panel discussion chaired by Ciaran Carty, author of Writer to Writer: The Republic of Elsewhere published by The Lilliput Press.