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Dublin The City of Literature Exhibition

Did you know that James Joyce had an extreme fear of dogs (cynophobia) or that Marilyn Monroe  kept a copy of “Ulysses” in her car, read it frequently and “loved the sounds of it”? Or that the youngest contributor to the (now defunct) Irish Press was Brendan Behan, with a poem entitled  “Reply of Young Boy to Pro English verses”? Or that George Bernard Shaw wrote more plays than Shakespeare? These and many more golden nuggets of literary anecdote can be mined from a special exhibition launching next Monday 22nd August, 7.30pm in the Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, Francis Street/Carmans Hall in the heart of the Liberties. The exhibition, entitled “Dublin Writers, born here, lived here, wished we were here” is the work of the Liberties Heritage Association (LHA) and represents their contribution to Dublin as UNESCO City of Literature. The exhibition is on from 22/08/2011 - 17/09/2011 9am to 5pm, Mon - Fri at Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, Fancis/Carmens Hall, Dublin 8


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