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Lifting the Invisibility Cloak

1 December , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm GMT


With Áine Ni Ghlinn

Áine is interested in the concept of invisibility in literature from the cap of Perseus to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. In this, her inaugural Laureate lecture, she explores the creative freedom and limitations anonymity brings. Her stated ambition as Laureate na nÓg is to lift the cloak of invisibility from Irish language writing for children. But what does that mean for her as writer?  And why it is important for her creative process to have parity of esteem with artists who write in English

Áine Ni Ghlinn is Ireland’s 6th Laureate na nÓg (Children’s Literature Laureate). She is the first artist working solely in the Irish language to be awarded the honour. Laureate na nÓg is an initiative of the Arts Council, managed on the Council’s behalf by Children’s Books Ireland, with the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Poetry Ireland. The lecture was commissioned by Words Ireland as part of their first Lecture Series.

Watch back now on WordsIreland’s YouTube channel: