Great Writers: Great Literature – John Steinbeck

The Limerick Writers’ Centre
John Steinback – Working Class Hero?
with Paul McNamara
Limerick Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce another ‘Great Writers: Great Literature’ talk. The talk entitled ‘John Steinbeck – Working Class Hero?’, will take place
Monday 27th Nov at Nelly’s Corner Cafe, 46 Nicholas Street, at 7.30pm
Paul McNamara is an accomplished poet and playwright from Limerick. He is a Ph.D. Student and Departmental Assistant in the English Language and Literature Department at Mary Immaculate College. Paul is a two time All-Ireland Spoken Word Poetry runner-up. He has won the Munster Spoken Word Slam (2016), Limerick’s Got Talent (2015), and the inaugural Yeats’ Tower Slam (2016) sponsored by Poetry Ireland. His first play Searching For Rusty was performed in Limerick in 2016 and he has completed a one year play-writing course with Olivier Award winning company Fishamble. His work has been featured on RTE Radio 1 and Irish TV, at festivals such as Indiependence, and been published in Sextet, Solstice Sounds and The Stony Thursday.

John Steinbeck was a Nobel Prize winning writer who earned much commercial and critical success throughout his lifetime. His work focused on the lives of working class people in America and he spent much of his time travelling and interviewing workers for his writing. His novel The Grapes of Wrath is considered by many to be the elusive great American novel. Paul has written extensively about Steinbeck throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate studies often focusing on the novellas Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony. This talk will examine Steinbeck’s connections with the working class, his adaption work and how critical responses to his work have changed over time.
Admission is Free.
Contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Email for further information.