http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/edacs Creative Minds at Birmingham, the School of EDACS Writers and Artists Distinguished Speaker Series, welcomed writer Bernard MacLaverty on 21 November 2013 where he spoke and read from his collections of works at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and, for two years in the mid-eighties, Writer-in-Residence at the University of Aberdeen. After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland and is Visiting Writer/Professor at the University of Strathclyde. Currently he is employed as a teacher of creative writing on a postgraduate course in prose fiction run by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Since the publication of Secrets and Other Stories in 1977, Bernard MacLaverty has been celebrated as one of the finest living short-story writers. Writing in the New York Times, William Boyd summoned the shades of Yeats, Joyce and Flann O'Brien, insisting that 'MacLaverty sits perfectly comfortably' in their company. The Guardian simply said 'MacLaverty is a master.' The Collected Short Stories (released November 14 2013) includes most of Secrets, A Time to Dance, The Great Profundo, Walking the Dog and Matters of Life & Death. 0:00:12 - Introduction by Professor Michael Toolan 0:02:37 - Bernard MacLaverty 0:04:18 - 'Walking the Dog' 0:22:00 - 'The Clinic'
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You can listen to the full audiobook Cal, free at our library. For Cal, some of the choices are devastatingly simple.... He can work in an abattoir that nauseates him or join the dole queue; he can brood on his past or plan a future with Marcella. Springing out of the fear and violence of Ulster, Cal is a haunting love story in a land were tenderness and innocence can only flicker briefly in the dark.
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Bernard MacLaverty – Schnee in Amsterdam | Buchempfehlung 012 | Unsere Buchtipps Das Ehepaar Stella und Gerry möchten in Amsterdam ein verlängertes Wochenende verbringen, eigentlich ist in ihrer Ehe alles gut. Während ihrer vier Tage in Holland kommen jedoch tiefe Risse in ihrer Beziehung zu Tage, die zeigen wie tief die Gräben in ihrer Beziehung wirklich sind. Schnee in Amsterdam erschien bei C.H. Beck Zum Blogeintrag: https://www.unsere-buchtipps.net/schnee-in-amsterdam-von-bernard-maclaverty/ Schnee in Amsterdam Autor: Bernard MacLaverty Verlag: C.H.Beck Seiten: 288 Preis: 22,00 ISBN: 978-3-406-72700-9 Lust bekommen auf mehr Buchtipps? Blog: https://www.unsere-buchtipps.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unserebuchtipps/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unserebuchtipps Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/unserebuchtipps/
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Click here to watch great FREE Movies & TV: http://filmrise.com Michael Lamb is a priest questioning his calling in a reform school in Ireland. When young, epileptic runaway Owen is sent to the school, the two recognize each other as kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money running out, Lamb is forced to make some terrible decisions.
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The story, “Hidden Motive” has been inspired and written based on the short story from Tim Winton, “On Her Knees” for the current unit that is being studied, Reading to write. This story aims to explore the class divide that is experienced between a woman, Carol, and her employer. Whilst exploring both her and her sons emotional reactions to different events that occur within their particular environments. Within our story Carol is a twist on the classic views of the Australian battler. The story goes through hardships of her losing her husband being broke and an explosive argument with her son. Making effort to explore the trope of the resilient woman, pride and the social class divide that runs alongside this story as an integral part of the plot. Winton’s story “On her knees” had messages of the Australian battler and a strong message of social class and social divides embedded within it and the struggles of those that work for and with those in higher classes. Personified by Carol and Victor respectively. And how their contempt for those in higher classes rises within them. Within my appropriation of this story I am to explore the contempt felt from Carol’s perspective more than from Victor’s. I also attempt to explore the deeper impacts of how working for the higher classes effect Carol’s wider views and appreciation of the world. Her increasing sinicism as she is working for someone she knows is firing her soon.
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This trailer is based on the short story, Journey by Shirley Lim, an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. The trailer is produced to meet the assignment requirements for HXE 305 - Malaysian Literature in English. Members that were involved in completing the assignment are 1) Nadia Qarina (129045) 2) Fatin Syamimi (129034) 3) Nadhirah Shafiqah (129044) 4) Rabiatul Nafisah (129054) 5) Firdaus Rasli Audio credits to: Dark Tension Rising Music by Mattia Cupelli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zvQoPyY2XE&t=14s 1 Hour of Dark Music by Lucas King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnRgDVJeE90&t=1173s Ominous Suspense Music - Silent Shadows by Dark Music World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTFLYCMkyiM&t=62s
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Hi Everyone, It's time for my December Wrap up. Books Mentioned:- Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty https://www.bookdepository.com/Midwinter-Break-Bernard-MacLaverty/9781784704919?ref=grid-view&qid=1515256330364&sr=1-3/?a_aid=wildereads The Vegetarian by Han Kang https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Vegetarian/9781846276033/?a_aid=wildereads Under The Skin by Michel Faber https://www.bookdepository.com/Under-The-Skin-Michel-Faber/9781786890528?ref=grid-view&qid=1515256661957&sr=1-2/?a_aid=wildereads The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh https://www.bookdepository.com/Lemon-Grove-Helen-Walsh/9781472212122 /?a_aid=wildereads How The Trouble Started by Robert Williams https://www.bookdepository.com/How-the-Trouble-Started-Robert-Williams/9780571288557?ref=grid-view&qid=1515256838744&sr=1-1/?a_aid=wildereads *********************************************************************** You can also find me at the following places:- email [email protected] Twitter - @wildereadsbooks https://twitter.com/wildereadsbooks Instagram - @wildereads https://www.instagram.com/wildereads/ Wilde Reads Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wildereadsblog Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4816011-dave-wildereads Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/103204034... ***********************************************************************
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Out of Time is a science-fiction time travel action film about Alec who befriends a kid who helps him return to the future. Shot entirely on location in Dalby, Queensland. Student film produced for University of Southern Queensland. Starring: Bernard Laverty as Alec Brynn Oconnor as Kid Persephone Hitzke-Dean as Sara Directed/Written/SFX by Jacob Fagg Producer/Camera/Editor by Will Wood Location Audio by Luke Betts Boom Operator - Dana Gleeson Make-up Artist - Kelsey Revell Production Runner - Emily Plant
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Bernard is having a few old friends over for dinner, but when two detectives show up following a recent murder, things get spooky. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Daniel Brabow and Kevin Reich STARRING: Brendan Plue as Detective Bedford Kevin Reich as Bernard Daniel Brabow as Detective James Gavikk Vincent Renard as Jebadiah Allenby Max Wilkinson as Edwin 2/14/2015
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Audiobook short story - Cal by Isaac Asimo. "Cal" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov, which was first published in 1990. Cal is a robot whose master is an author. Cal, under the influence of the latter, decides to learn to write. His master outfits his mind with a dictionary and gives him advice and a few of his own books to read, as well as a grammatical dictionary. Cal tries to write mystery like his master, but is hampered by the Three Laws of Robotics; a robot's aversion to harming a human makes Cal cut out all violence, making the mystery rather inane. Instead, his master decides to give him the knack of recognizing humor. Cal writes a very good story on this new topic: so good, in fact, that his master is afraid of being put in the shade and 'playing second dog to a robot'. He orders the technician to remove Cal's abilities. Cal, hearing this, decides to kill his master, in defiance of the First Law, because apparently his new abilities take precedence: "I want to be a writer." The humorous story written by Cal is in fact one of Asimov's Azazel stories.
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Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2-nrwqERp5-yJgXutKsZA?sub_confirmation=1 News Source : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/26/my-writing-day-bernard-maclaverty -- Sometimes I think I am very privileged. Setting my own hours. No traffic jams going to work. Just walk down the carpeted hall to the study. It s the only room in the house I have as I want. Books pertaining to writing above the computer. Dictionaries of all sorts Brewer s Medical Scots foreign words missals bibles. The room is through other. Untidy. Little columns of stuff build up on the wooden floor never to be moved again. Newspapers with articles that at one time seemed to be of vital interest. Occasionally they avalanche. An Old Man of Hoy is built from sketch books and art materials. For me painting is an exercise in disappointment. The desk top has a central clear working space. I use two tables in an L shape. With me in a spinny round black chair in the elbow. One of the tables was a mistake I ordered a small coffee table and this big dining table arrived for the same money-- Thanks For Watching video.book.info[@]gmail.com
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http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/eventhedogs Watch a video of Jon McGregor reading from his novel Even the Dogs. On a still and frozen day between Christmas and New Year, a man's body is found lying in his ruined flat. Found, and then taken away, examined, investigated and cremated. As the state begins its detailed, dispassionate inquest, the man embarks on his last journey through a world he has not ventured into, alive, for years. In his wake, a series of fractured narratives emerge from squats and alleyways across the city: the short and stark story of the man, and of his friends who look on from the shadows, keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage. As they watch, their stories unfurl layer by layer; stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress and the disregard of the wider world. Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society; littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption. Read an extract from Even the Dogs here: http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/article.aspx?tpid=655&aid=9336 Fro more information about Jon McGregor go to: http://www.bloomsbury.com/jonmcgregor
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The Fall of the House of Usher. A short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and performed as an audiobook by Frank Marcopolos. The story is in the public domain. The performance is copyright 2015 by Frank Marcopolos. Additional voice-work provided by Stephen M. Schedra of "Stephen Michael's Voice." His demo reel can be found at the following link. https://youtu.be/MNEFuG1yIGs #thefallofthehouseofusher #egarallanpoe #audiobook Notes: A tarn is a mountain lake or pool. This story also includes the following epigraph: Son coeur est un luth suspendu; Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne. – De Beranger Translation: "His/her heart is a poised lute; as soon as it is touched, it resounds." Source/more info: http://www.shmoop.com/fall-of-house-of-usher/epigraph.html *** Audiobooks narrated by Frank Marcopolos can be accessed through the following locations: Libraries! (Ask your local friendly librarian) Amazon Audible hibooks Google Play iTunes Scribd Audiobooks.com Audiobooks.NZ 24Symbols Beek Downpour eStories Hummingbird Digital Media Instaread Rakuten/Kobo Libro.fm Nextory Nook Playster Storytel 3LeafGroup EBSCO Follet Socials: https://twitter.com/frankmarcopolos https://instagram.com/frankzmarcopolos https://medium.com/@frankmarcopolos https://frankmarcopolos.com https://facebook.com/authorfrankmarcopolos https://patreon.com/frankmarcopolos https://youtube.com/brooklynfrank https://youtube.com/thebookquarium Buy books by Frank Marcopolos: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Marcopolos/e/B005DMQW8O Bitcoin Donations: 1BLHDEurp1CeYrfTGdYBaNyiprchmu9x1z *** Frank Marcopolos is the founder of The Whirligig literary magazine, a novelist, voice-over artist, podcaster, and Learning Ally volunteer. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division in the 1990s. He currently lives at The Bookquarium. *** Note to commentors: While I appreciate truly constructive criticism, I will almost always delete purely negative comments. Remember what your mom said? "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." That's how we roll here.
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Reading the wonderful novel "Grace Notes" by Bernard Mac Laverty, I found a little tune forming in my head as Catherine Anne McKenna was depicted working out a setting for the Purcell catch. So I quickly recorded it holding my Zoom Q3HD at arms length, and split it into four using Serif MoviePLus X6 to hear how it sounded as a round.
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Vega Films Presents 'Bernard' A short film about a man with a secret hobby. A group film made by 7 people and completed in 39 hours. Please subscribe and like the CeB Films Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CeBFilms Also check out the CeB Films Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/cebfilms
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It’s #BookshopDay! Before I go on a book buying binge I chat about some of my favourite London bookshops and the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. Tell me about your favourite bookshops! Click ‘Show More’ for info. -------------------- London Review Bookshop https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/ Gay’s the Word https://www.facebook.com/gaystheword/ Persephone Books https://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/ Waterstones Gower Street https://www.waterstones.com/events/search/shop/gower-street Readers decide the winners of the Books Are My Bag awards. See the shortlisted books in each category and vote here: www.nationalbooktokens.com/vote Shortlist for the Novel category of the 2018 #BAMBReadersAwards The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar http://lonesomereader.com/blog/2018/4/22/the-mermaid-and-mrs-hancock-by-imogen-hermes-gowar Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie http://lonesomereader.com/blog/2018/4/4/home-fire-by-kamila-shamsie Tin Man by Sarah Winman The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton -------------------- Get in touch Book Blog: http://lonesomereader.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lonesomereader Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lonesomereader/ Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/hfkkhus Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/h8uus5t Email: [email protected]
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Friday Reads: Untitled My Read Yo’ Shelves TBR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-beREOpKa1s&t=10s #readyoshelves Books mentioned: Woman at 1,000 Degrees - Hallgrímur Helgason (Brian FitzGibbon, trans.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13060139-konan-vi-1000 A buddy read with Ulla Gudnason: https://www.youtube.com/user/gudulla Walking the Dog - Bernard MacLaverty: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/319571.Walking_the_Dog?from_search=true As For Me And My House - Sinclair Ross: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/826769.As_for_Me_and_My_House Celestial Bodies - Jokha Alharti (Marilyn Booth, trans.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42730317-celestial-bodies Old Baggage - Lissa Evans: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36114334-old-baggage?ac=1&from_search=true The Sweet Dove Died - Barbara Pym: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19523620-the-sweet-dove-died The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter #1) - Sigrid Undset, (Tiina Nunnally, trans.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6220.The_Wreath (Britta’s Nobel Women read along announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMNmAw-59g) The Quest for Queen Mary - James Pope-Hennessy (Hugo Vickers, ed.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38611726-the-quest-for-queen-mary?ac=1&from_search=true Simple Recipes - Madeleine Thien: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/961911.Simple_Recipes?from_search=true Such Small Hands - Andrés Barba (Lisa Dillman, trans.): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35915776-such-small-hands?from_search=true Angel of Oblivion - Maja Haderlap (Tess Lewis, trans.) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27876492-angel-of-oblivion?from_search=true I'm @shawnmooney on Litsy and on Twitter. I’m shawnthebookmaniac on Instagram. My Goodreads is https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/50408211-shawn-mooney
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Glasgow Libraries celebrate Book Week Scotland 2018, 19th - 25th November 2018, with a host of celebrated authors including; Denise Mina and Liam MacIlvanney Graeme Macrae Burnet Jackie Copleton Bernard MacLaverty (Autumn Voices) Cliff McCabe Lin Anderson David Munro Karen Campbell Maggie Craig Heleen Kist ...plus lots more... Find out more at www.glasgowlife.org.uk/bws
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This is the book review about the book our group has read. We read the book called The Bath, written by Janet Frame. In this video, we recorded our thoughts and opinions about the book. Enjoy!
Annemarie Neary has been announced as the winner of the 2014 McLaverty Short Story Award administered by the Linen Hall Library. This is the moment her name was announced.
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