06-06 June 2009


Tickets: 10

‘The notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.’ Angela Carter

Is, as Carter implies, the whole concept of a ‘women’s writing’ so much sophistry? Or is there a shared female experience explored and expressed in literature across the ages? If so, have the themes, concerns and experiences of women writers changed, and how does this reflect society at large?

Three acclaimed female novelists, each with a special connection to Dublin, explore questions on the concept of ‘women’s writing’ in relation to their own work and reflecting their own experience

Julia O’Faolain’s debut novel Godded and Codded (‘71) came hot on the heels of her first short story collection We Might See Sites! (‘68). Both heralded the arrival of a highly original and darkly comic modern stylist. Her other works include Women in the Wall, The Obedient Wife and the Booker-shortlisted No Country for Young Men.

Last Train from Liguria – the latest book from novelist and short story writer Christine Dwyer Hickey – is a sweeping tale of consequences, spanning claustrophobic 30s Dublin to the heat and bustle of the Italian Riviera. It follows the author’s acclaimed ‘Dublin’ trilogy, and 2004’s Orange-longlisted Tatty.

Claire Kilroy created a stir with her Rooney Prize-winning 2003 debut All Summer. The follow-up Tenderwire was shortlisted for the Hughes and Hughes Irish Novel of the Year. Her third novel All Names Have Been Changed revisits a recurring theme – the urge towards the creative life – set in and around Trinity College in mid-80s Dublin.

For more information on Dublin Writers Festival click here to visit their website.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

6 JUNE ~ Tickets

Prices €10 & €8 (conc)

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


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Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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