The Blackbird Bookclub, Part 2

Tess Maginess, BA, MA, PhD

New Year 2024

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 15 January

The Blackbird meets again in the New Year. New participants welcome. 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.

15 January - Apuleius, ‘Cupid and Psyche’ from Metamorphoses - Tutor, Geraldine O'Neill

22 January - Peter Hollywood, The Welcome Centre - Tutor, Peter Hollywood

29 January - Derek Walcott, ‘IV’ From White Egrets (Text will be supplied) - Tutor, Tess Maginess

5 February - John Morrison, Macmorris - Tutor, John Morrison

12 February - William Golding, Lord of the Flies - Tutor, Martin Tyrrell

19 February - Anne Griffin, When All is Said and Done - Tutor, Tess Maginess

26 February - Eudora Welty,The Optimist's Daughter (new text updated 14 November) - Tutor, Linda McKeown

4 March - Rose Tremain, The Road Home - Tutor, Tess Maginess

11 March - Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night, A Traveller - Tutor, Eamonn Hughes

25 March - Lily King: 'Creature' from Five Tuesdays in Winter - Tutor, Louise McIvor

Dates and speakers updated 05/09/2023.

Fee £86.00 (concession rate £56.00)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

This class will take place on QUB campus

No class on Monday 18 March

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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