Maynooth University Library is delighted to announce that the inaugural Annual Pearse Hutchinson Conference at Maynooth University will take place on Thursday 14 May 2015. Intended to give researchers, writers, scholars, librarians and archivists an insight into the breadth and wealth of the archive, the conference will address a range of themes.
In late 2013 the archive of Irish writer Pearse Hutchinson was permanently deposited in the Library at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (now Maynooth University (MU)). Hutchinson studied Spanish and Italian and travelled extensively, living in Spain for almost a decade, where he developed a deep love of the Catalan and Galician languages, cultures and literatures. His career was varied, encompassing poetry (in a variety of languages), translations, as well as frequent contributions to radio and print.
Speakers include Macdara Woods, Dr Philip Coleman, Prof. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Dr Ed Madden, Dr Lucy Collins, PJ Kavanagh and Vincent Woods.