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Monmouth University welcomes award-winning Irish writers

originally published: 03/06/2018

Monmouth University welcomes award-winning Irish writers(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts has announced that two award-winning Irish poets, Eleanor Hooker and Clodagh Beresford Dunne, will visit Monmouth University on Tuesday, March 20, to read from their notable works. The free event will happen at 4:30pm in Wilson Auditorium, and is part of the Center’s Visiting Writer Series.

Eleanor Hooker is an internationally renowned writer whose collections have received substantial praise in the last handful of years. Hailing from North Tipperary, Ireland, she published her debut collection of poetry in 2013 called The Shadow Owner’s Companion. The collection was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish Collection. In October 2016, Hooker released her second collection of poems titled A Tug of Blue, which earned her recognition as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. In addition, Hooker won the 2016 Bare Fiction Flash Fiction competition in the UK.

Hooker’s work has been featured in literary journals all over the world, including POETRY (Chicago)PN ReviewThe Irish Examiner, International English Language Quarterly and more. She has also been interviewed by several publications, including one of her most recent interviews with The Irish Times in February 2018.

Hooker earned her MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Cultural History from the University of Northumbria and a BA from Open University.

Monmouth University welcomes award-winning Irish writersBorn in Dublin and raised in the harbor town of Dungarvan Co. Waterford, Clodagh Beresford Dunne grew up in a local newspaper family, and she was first published at age 8. She received university degrees in English and Law, and her poems have been printed in publications such as the Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword and the Pittsburgh Poetry Review. In 2016, Beresford Dunne was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award Bursary. In addition, her poem “Seven Sugar Cubes” was voted Listowel Writer’s Week “Irish Poem of the Year” at the 2017 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.



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The event is free and open to the public. For a listing of the entire series visit the Center for the Arts website at www.monmouth.edu/MCA


Monmouth University is located at 400 Cedar Avenue in West Long Branch, New Jersey.


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