Irish PEN debate on 15 April & link to info on it in the Irish Times

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Ireland’s association of writers, Irish PEN, has announced a forthcoming debate on ‘The Arts and the Economy’, which takes place at the United Arts Club, Upper Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin, on Thursday 15 April 2010.  There is a small piece on it in the Irish Times, which you can read here. 

Among the panellists are Aidan Burke, Operations Director with the Arts Council; Gerry Godley,  Director of the Improvised Jazz Company, broadcaster and spokesperson for the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA); Claire Doody, Project Manager of Cultural Odyssey, which was set up by businessman Dermot Desmond following the Irish Economic Forum in Farmleigh last year; Arthur Lappin, Film and Television Producer (In America, My Left Foot, The Field and Some Mother’s Son; and Declan Kiberd, literary critic and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD.  Ticket prices for the debate are €3 for Irish PEN members, €5 for non-members, but booking is essential as places are limited. E-mail, phone: 087 966 0770.

Full Press release available below.

j PEN Debate Press Release

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