Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. In case the demise of Google Reader threw your literary Internet browsing into a dark void, here’s a list of 25 book sites to bookmark. .
Poolbeg Press is Ireland’s leading popular fiction book publisher. Founded in 1976, we are synonymous with discovering and nurturing new writing talent and bestselling authors, such as Maeve Binchy, Patricia Scanlan, Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly, Sheila O’Flanagan, Colette Caddle, Emma Hannigan and Melissa Hill, who are all part of our Irish success story.
They have just launched their new website : www,poolbeg,com
On 9 November 1989, after 28 years, the Berlin Wall came down. RTÉ Archives looks back at life on both sides of the Berlin Wall in the mid-1960s.
In this extract from RTÉ current affairs series ‘Sixty Five’, John O’Donoghue reports from Communist East Berlin.
From the Brandenburg Gate, O’Donoghue reports on the divide between East and West Berlin, the changes that have taken place since the end of World War Two, and life in the East.
This episode was first broadcast on 21 October 1965.
Lesson plans from Google
'Did you know that Google offers a sortable library of lesson plans [including by age of student] that are free to download and use? It’s part of the company’s big push into education and involves thousands of free lesson plans just waiting for you to try out.’
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and—when the thing is done—the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.
The fundamental human truth underpinning “Ox Mountain Death Song” is that men so very often turn into their fathers. The way that everything gets passed down… . I remember, as a child, a particular groan that my father would sound when he crawled from the bed in the morning. I hear the same groan now, precisely, every morning, when I emerge from my own lair. It’s more than an expression of physical weariness—it’s an aching of the soul. Even the groans get passed down.
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The focus of this event is to engage academia, industry, cultural institutions and public bodies to identify the key research challenges in digital humanities, and to further build the academic-industry partnerships that will enable adoption of digital humanities skills, technologies and tools. This focus will extend to the innovative use of digital humanities technologies in the public sector demonstrating social benefit, such as the digitisation of the Irish census and the use of open linked public data.