The Blackbird Bookclub, Part 1

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD, PFHEA

Autumn 2023

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 September

The Blackbird Bookclub celebrates the best of classical and contemporary writing and features guest talks from leading Irish writers. The Bookclub is an informal class where participation from students is welcomed. Students are also invited to contribute their ideas about the works to be discussed. The course is led by Tess Maginess.

25 September - EL Doctorow, The March - Tutor, Linda McKeown

2 October - Tove Jansson, The Summer Book - Tutors, Richard Pierce and Tess Maginess (postponed to 4 December)

9 October - Milgram in Fiction - Tutor, Martin Tyrrell

16 October - Rowan Richardo Phillips, ‘The Peacock’ (Text will be supplied) - Tutor, Tess Maginess

23 October - Doireann Ni Ghriofa, A Ghost in the Throat - Tutors, Moyra Haslett and Siofra Aiken

30 October - Farce: From Feydeau to Fo - Tutor, Rosie Pelan

6 November - Shehan Karunatilaka, The Seven Moons of Maali Almedia - Tutor, Tess Maginess

13 November - Language and Literature - Tutor, Federica Ferrieri

20 November - Tom Murphy, Bailegangaire - Tutor, Eamonn Hughes

27 November - Yvonne Vera (Ed.), Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women’s Writings - Tutor, Tess Maginess

4 December - Tove Jansson, The Summer Book - Tutors, Richard Pierce and Tess Maginess,

Dates and speakers updated 13/11/2023.

Fee £86.00 (concession rate £56.00)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

This class will take place on QUB campus

Concession: The concession rate is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, part or full-time Queen’s students or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card:


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