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Lasta at glór: Doomscrolling – Roisin Kiberd in conversation with Ian Maleney


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Online Event: Live Zoom Event
Tickets: €5 + €1 Booking Fee
Suitable for Ages 14+

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LASTA – A National Arts Programme for young people by young people │  June 11 to 20 2021

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11 to 20 June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

Roisin Kiberd has mined the darkest parts of the internet with humour, and existential dread. Her writing, like the internet itself, makes it hard to look away.

In The Disconnect, released this year, she examines what it is to live in an age when all the guys she meets on bumble want to talk about is the apocalypse; what it is to have spent more time with her laptop than with any human alive.

Roisin Kiberd has written essays and features for the Stinging Fly, the Dublin Review, Winter Papers, the White Review, the Guardian, Vice and many more publications. Her first book, The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2021.

Ian Maleney is a writer, radio producer, and web developer living in Dublin. He currently works on a number of popular podcasts, including The Stand with Eamon Dunphy, Crime World, and The Witness: In His Own Words. His first book, a collection of essays entitled Minor Monuments, was published in 2019 by Tramp Press and shortlisted for the Michel Deon Prize and the Butler Literary Award. He received the Arts Council’s Next Generation Bursary Award in 2019.

This event is a live Zoom event. A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance. 

This event is presented in association with Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoighaire 

One of our brightest young writers’  Martin Doyle Irish Times (on Roisín Kiberd)

The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.

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