Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book recommendation (novel)

I would like to recommend 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver.  A great read with an interesting backdrop of Mexican and U.S. history through the forties and fifties, including Trotsky's exile and murder in Mexico, through to McCarthyism and the Hollywood 'Reds under the Bed' paranoia.  It's also 'told' by an aspiring writer, which I found drew me in even more.


Friday, June 25, 2010


Hi all

Just back from a great holiday.  Haven't a clue how to access our grades.  Anyone know how to?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Festival!

Hey guys,
Just to let you all know that there's a book festival on in Dalkey starting today until Sunday. Our very own fantastic Katie is doing a poetry reading at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) in Dalkey in "On the Grapevine"! I'll be heading down hopefully anyways so maybe see some of you around!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Irish Times Editorial Internship Scheme

Hi everyone!
Just in case anyone's interested The Irish Times is offering 12-month internships starting in September. (The deadline to apply is June 11th.) If you go onto their website and search "editorial internship" you can find the application form. You have to submit two journalism-related pieces with your application. So obviously we all already have one. I'm trying to think of an idea for another piece to write but I haven't thought of anything so far - If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it! I'll be at the book launch tomorrow night so I presume I'll see some of you there!!

Hughes & Hughes

Good news for readers in Dun Laoghaire.  I was in Hughes & Hughes store at the Pavilion on Marine Road this morning and the shelves are being re-stocked with Easons books and will re-open for business shortly.  It was very heartening to see, after months of passing empty bookshelves on the way up to the coffee shop  I understand from news reports that the remaining closed Hughes and Hughes branches are to re-open and many of the original staff will be getting their jobs back.