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Mary Lavin Season 2013 - presented by Meath County Council - A Celebration of Mary Lavin's Work.

Date Released: 02 September 2013

Following the inaugural tribute to Mary Lavin’s work in 2012, Meath County Council is proud to continue to celebrate Mary Lavin as an artist of distinction in 2013.

 Programme 2013:

Irish Writers Exhibition - by Ursula Burke, Curated by Karen Downey
Irish Writer’s is a series of contemporary photographic portraits of Irish women writers.

Dunshaughlin Library - Official Launch 7pm
24th Sept – 7th Oct
Dunboyne Library
8th Oct – 22nd Oct
Oldcastle Library
23rd Oct – 7th Nov
Solstice Arts Centre
7th Nov  - 22nd Nov

‘Mary Lavin’ Launch
Launch of ‘Mary Lavin’ (Irish Academic Press, 2013) edited by Elke D’hoker with a foreward by Colm Toibín.
Navan Library - Tuesday 10th Oct 8pm

Two Chairs Theatre Company
This renowned theatre company will perform some of Mary Lavin’s well loved stories for adults and Primary school children.
Navan Library - Tel: 046 9021134
Stories of Mary Lavin – Tue 15th Oct 7pm
Ashbourne Library – Tel: 01 8358185
Stories of Mary Lavin – Wed 16th Oct 11am
Dunshaughlin Library – Tel: 01 8250504
Primary School Performance - Wed 16th Oct 1.30pm
Trim Library - Tel: 046 9436014
Primary School Performance – Thur 17th Oct 11am
Dunboyne Library – Tel: 01 8251248
Stories of Mary Lavin – Thur 17th Oct 7pm
Oldcastle Library – Tel: 049 8542084
Primary School Performance – Fri 18th Oct 11am

An Arrow in Flight
A tribute to Mary Lavin - Duration 42 mins
This RTÉ documentary is a profile of Mary Lavin’s life (1912 – 1996)
Solstice Art Centre – 046 9092300 (Tickets free, but booking is essential)
Tues 5th November 8pm

Tales from Bellinter
Tales from Bellinter are wonderful performances of Mary Lavin’s ‘Happiness’ and ‘In the Middle of the Fields’ adapted by acclaimed writers, Deirdre Kinahan and Padraic McIntyre.
Venue: Bellinter House Hotel
Tickets: €15/€12 conc. Booked through Solstice Arts Centre: 046 9092300
Dates: Wed 20th Nov 8pm
            Thur 21st Nov 8pm
            Fri 22nd Nov 8pm
            Sun 24th Nov Matinee 3pm, Evening Show 8pm
Pre-Theatre Dinner, Afternoon Tea and B&B Packages are available directly from Bellinter House Hotel 046 9030900.
This event is in partnership with Bellinter House Hotel.

Mary Lavin’s Life Lessons: a talk by Heather Ingham
Navan Library Thurs 21st Nov 8pm.

Mary Lavin: A Personal Insight: a talk by Kathleen MacMahon
Navan Library Thurs 12th Dec 8pm. 

A writer whose fiction transformed Bective and who stands comparison with Checkhov, Mary Lavin will always be associated with Meath. The Mary Lavin season is an invitation to celebrate the work of one of Ireland’s major writers and once of the great artists of the short story in the English language.

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