Ireland Fund Artist-in-Residence Program
The Celtic Studies Program at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, is pleased to announce that Charles Foran will be the Artist-in-Residence between February 25 and March 15, 2013
Charlie Foran is the author of 10 books, including Mordecai: The Life and Times, a biography of Mordecai Richler, and The Last House of Ulster, a study of the Troubles. Among his novels are Carolan’s Farewell and Kitchen Music, both set in Ireland. An early graduate of the Celtic Studies program at St. Michael’s College, Foran holds a Master’s Degree in Irish Literature from University College, Dublin. He has won many awards for his fiction and non-fiction, including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Charles Taylor Prize, and has taught literature at universities in China, Hong Kong, and Canada.
During his residency, Charlie Foran will be available for consultation and conversation with U of T students, and friends of the Celtic Studies program, who'd like to explore their creative interests, or simply talk about writing and literature. He is also willing to look at short samples of creative work, by prior arrangement. Charlie will also be making two public appearances. On February 28, he will talk about his own experiences as a young writer of Irish ancestry, including years of living in Ireland, and will read from his Irish-themed books, including Carolan's Farewell and The Last House of Ulster. On March 14, he will deliver a lecture titled 'Scaring Himself Silent:' Reconsidering Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Talk and reading will take place in Robert Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto. All welcome - free admission - no registration required.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Lecture will take place in Robert Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto. All welcome - free admission - no registration required.
To learn more, or to make an appointment, contact Jean Talman in the Celtic Studies office: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-926-7145. To contact Charlie Foran directly during the residency, email: email@example.com His office is located in Odette Hall, Room 021, St. Michael’s College.
Celtic Studies acknowledges with thanks the generosity of The Ireland Fund of Canada in providing funding for the Artist in Residence program.
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