Home Irish Language Reviewing books in Irish? New course with Alan Titley at the Irish...

Reviewing books in Irish? New course with Alan Titley at the Irish Writers Centre

A new course focusing on reviewing books in Irish launches at the Irish Writers Centre this autumn

Have you considered reviewing books written the Irish language but have hesitations, questions, or would like to give yourself an excellent grounding in the area? A new course designed precisely for this is launching at the Irish Writers Centre on 26 September, run by renowned author Alan Titley.

Alan Titley’s The Dirty Dust, his translation of Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, was published by Yale University Press to international acclaim in 2015. He is the Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, University College Cork and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. The Táin: Ireland’s Battle Epic, by Alan Titley is the first chapter-book edition of Ireland’s greatest legend for more than 30 years, and was published this year by Little Island Books.

An overview of the course

The course is aimed at people interested in reviewing books written in the Irish language, and runs over four weeks.

Areas covered include a practical introduction about how to frame a review; what a review should contain; the various outlets for publishing reviews; the difference between target audiences; reviewing for radio or for other media, and reviews of different kinds of books, e.g. fiction, poetry, and biography.

Participants will be expected to produce at least one written piece of work during the four weeks, and much of the work will be done by active discussion.

For more information, and to sign up for this course, please see more here.