Unfolding Maps

Date 24.10.2020 - 28.10.2020
Organiser International Literature Festival Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative with kind support by Galway 2020 and IPB Insurance
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In a special celebratory event marking Tim Robinson’s legacy, and through a series of talks, walks and workshops which map the city at night, by day, in literature, through its queer spaces and its feminist history Unfolding Maps will celebrate the creative freedom that walking brings.

2020 marked the passing of one of the great laureates of place in Ireland, Tim Robinson. An English migrant in Connemara, his Stones of Aran series has become a landmark of place writing, part of an extraordinary creative orbit alongside visual art and cartography. In honour of his exploratory mind, ILFDublin will have a special theme of walking this autumn, bringing the attention and imagination that Robinson brought to his art, to the streets of Dublin.

Both the ‘in conversation’ and guided walk will be recorded and aired as part of the ILFDublin Podcast.

Celebration of Tim Robinson:  Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Rob Macfarlane, Nicolas Fève, Chair: Fintan O’Toole. Keynote talk, Mental cartographies Walking and the City – Matthew Beaumont in association with TCD. Walking with Lauren Elkin (with recording to be aired on ILFDublin podcast)

Workshop (II) Writing and place featuring Irish Times journalist, Fintan O’Tool; Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London, Matthew Beaumount; French-born photographer living in Ireland, Nicola Fève; Doireann Ní Ghríofa, writer of poetry and prose in both English and Irish and author Laura Elkin.

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