Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre Literature page! Below you will find information for all the upcoming literature events coming to Nenagh Arts Centre in the near future.
Dr Tony Humphreys - Understanding Teenagers Sometimes Wild Always Wise - Monday 3rd April, 7.30pm, tickets €10
Adolescence is about becoming adult. Depending on the teenager’s experiences in infancy and childhood, the teenage years can be a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows or a relatively smooth ride into maturity. The level of maturity of the significant adults in teenagers’ lives – parents and teachers – is critical to how well teenagers manage the many challenges – physical, emotional, sexual, intellectual, behavioural, social, creative and spiritual – that come their way. Attention to what lies hidden behind teenager’s distressing responses is required for teenagers to begin to make progress towards mature adulthood. Parents and teachers need to understand that when young people are troubled and troubling they are not trying to make life difficult for parents, teachers and others; they are trying to communicate how difficult life is for them.
Themes covered during the seminar will be:
- The wisdom of adolescence
- Teenagers’ search for identity
- Parents’/teachers’ defensive behaviours that threaten teenagers’ wellbeing
- Helping teenagers who are troubled and troubling
- Identifying teenagers who are suffering inner turmoil
- Parental ‘letting go’ and teenagers’ ‘leave-taking’
Dr Humphreys is a parent-mentor and motivational speaker. He regularly writes about psychology and illness in the Irish Times and in the Irish Examiner, where he has contributed a psychology column for over ten years. Dr. Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker The author of eleven self-help books translated into 15 languages and available in 28 countries that includes They notably include A Different Kind of Teacher, Self-esteem: the Key to your Child's Future (1995), The Power of "Negative" Thinking (1996) and Children Feeling Good (1998).
Captain Noel Brendan Gill Remembrance Weekend - Saturday 22nd April, 8pm
Lecture: The Massie Affair 1931.
One of the most notorious murder trials in US legal history and the surprising Nenagh connection. Speaker : Rob Gill
Followed by a screening of the acclaimed PBS American Experience Film Documentary 'The Massie Affair '
Sunday 23rd April - Venue : The Peppermill Restaurant 27 Kenyon St ,Nenagh
3pm : Lecture : With pluck ,perseverance and self reliance '. Peter E Gill Newspaper man and Tipperary maverick. Speaker : Dr Denis G Marnane
4.30pm : Lecture: The Gills of Nenagh.A Tipperary family's experience of the First World War .
Speaker : Dr Declan Gill
6.00pm : 100 year Remembrance ceremony for Captain Noel Brendan Gill at Monsea Graveyard Ballycommon . (According to Noels battalions war Diary we know he was killed at exactly 6.30pm on April 23rd 1917)
Admission free to all events and everyone welcome. Please note that due to the possibility of Munster's involvement in a European Champions Cup Semifinal the above times on Sunday 23rd are subject to slight changes in order to accommodate people's wishes to watch the game. Please contact Nenagh Arts Centre at 067- 37050 ,Declan Gill on 087- 8393200 ,Robert Gill on 086-8163677 for further details .
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Poetry Day Ireland - Thursday 27th April, 8pm, tickets €10
Dromineer Literary Festival, in association with Nenagh Arts Centre
Featuring 2 renowned international poets
Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016. The show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle. He’s performed all around the UK, including several Latitude Festivals, Bang Said The Gun, Rally and Broad and a number of leading poetry festivals, such as Stanza and Ledbury. He lives in Norwich where he runs Café Writers.
Figura, was a revelation – funny, sharp and on top form. Robert McCrum, The Observer
Poetry, boring? Think again, riveting. ***** Fringe Review
Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won a Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich online creative writing programme.
Fool’s World a collaborative Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Hear What the Moon Told Me is book of collage/ mixed media/ acrylic painted poems was published this year by Knives Forks and Spoons Press
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