Posts Tagged ‘Tyrone Guthrie’

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“I’m Carolyn Jess-Cooke and I will be reading from the prologue of my novel The Guardian Angel’s Journal.

When I died I became a guardian angel.

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Poet Ross Donlon was awarded the Varuna Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for Poetry in 2009 and is one of the alumni lucky enough to win the Tyrone Guthrie draw this year. He’ll be taking up his residency there in 2012.

Earlier this year he sent us a “postcard” from the Wenlock Poetry Festival in Shropshire, England, the Universe etc. (more…)

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This is the second last dispatch from Judy Johnson at the Tyrone Guthrie Residence in Ireland:

Well, spring has arrived here in Annaghmakerrig, just when I’m about to leave! The snowdrops and buttercups are up and there is a warmth in the sun that just hasn’t been here before. It’s made me think about freshening up my approach to writing. (more…)

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Varuna Alumna Judy Johnson continues to report on her time at the Tyrone Guthrie International Exchange in Ireland:

The house here is said to be haunted.  Miss Worby roams the halls, climbs the stairs.  Checks each room, still carrying on her job as companion. Residents have felt her sitting on the end of their beds, or seen her just standing in the corner of their room.  She’s quite harmless they tell me. (more…)

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This is the first dispatch from Judy Johnson, Varuna’s current writer-in-residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Varuna Alumni are eligible to take part in the annual Tyrone Guthrie International Exchange Lottery. For more information go to the Alumni Monthly Feature by clicking here.

Then try and resist throwing your towel in for the residency after you’ve read Judy’s first dispatch:

I’ve been here at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for over two weeks now and I still keep thinking I’ll wake up one morning and it will have all been a dream. At the same time as pinching myself, I’m being more practical, counting down the 11 days I’ve got left and wondering how I can write well, relax well, soak up this experience so that when I come home I can carry something of the place back with me. (more…)

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