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Joyce & the Lives of Women
January 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
In 1909 James Joyce’s sister Poppy migrated to New Zealand as a young nun, never to return to her homeland. Only two years younger than her brother, she experienced the hardships of a chaotic and tragic family life – the very stuff that Joyce mined for his great fictional projects. She spoke about her life, her brother and his works shortly before her death in 1964 in interviews with an Australian priest, and these recently discovered tapes will be preserved and made available to the public by the James Joyce Centre in 2017.
As part of the Illuminate Herstory project, we are delighted to welcome celebrated stage actor and writer Katie O’Kelly (Dubliners Women) who will read excerpts from these fascinating interviews. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the topic of ‘Joyce and the lives of women’ featuring Anne Fogarty (Professor of Joyce Studies, UCD), Caroline Elbay (Joyce Scholar) and Terry Fagan (Historian).
Places are free but limited – book online below or call us on 01 878 8547.