Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Review by Shelly Hannigan “‘Well, you know homosexuality is a sin’ – she kept saying that – and I go, ‘Mom, I just played a murderer tonight. And you didn’t seem to have a problem with that…”, this is just one of the thought provoking quotes from Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. The, then, third year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies … Continue reading Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Editorial: Defence Against the Dark Arts

Words: Ellen Desmond This month’s print issue of Motley is full of varying opinions on different aspects of education. We’ve got graduates mourning their college days and final years desperately trying to save the semester. In a broader discussion of learning on page 42, Eoin McSweeney discusses how, for him, education was key to understanding the struggles faced by Trans* people. Taking learning outside the … Continue reading Editorial: Defence Against the Dark Arts

Rituals: An Interview with Rob Doyle

Laura Hussey discusses the change of momentum in the Irish literary scene with Dublin based author, Rob Doyle. Rob Doyle has just released his second book This is the Ritual, the first of his published by Bloomsbury. I let him know that This is the Ritual is placed on the shelf in Waterstones Cork next to Edna O’Brien’s latest novel The Little Red Chairs. He … Continue reading Rituals: An Interview with Rob Doyle

Clear-eyed and Cooked Up: An Interview with Belinda McKeon

Jane Farrell meets with ‘Tender’ author Belinda McKeon. Belinda McKeon, journalist, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University, and twice published novelist, has recently edited a short story collection titled A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance. This latest publication features stories by Kevin Barry and Sara Baume and contributes to Ireland’s ever-increasing claim to a land most fit for the short story form. … Continue reading Clear-eyed and Cooked Up: An Interview with Belinda McKeon