The TWG organises a number of events throughout the year. Members are entitled to bring guests (male or female) to enjoy these activities. They are a great way to meet fellow alumni and to try new things. If you have any suggestions about new events which you would like us to hold, please email TWG at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Clodagh Finn, Author – 14 November
- Write That Book! – 27 November
- Sorolla Private Tour – 30 October
- Christmas Commons – 2 December
Clodagh Finn, Author – Thursday 14th November, Regent House
Clodagh Finn is a journalist and author of ‘Through Her Eyes: a history of Ireland in 21 women’ and ‘A Time to Risk All’, a biography of Mary Elmes. She has worked as a columnist, sub-editor and feature writer for several newspapers, including the Irish Examiner and the Irish Independent and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a degree in French and Archaeology from UCD and is particularly interested in writing about overlooked women from history.
Clodagh will join TWG in Regent House on Thursday 14th November at 6pm to discuss what inspired her to research and write ‘A Time to Risk All’ about Mary Elmes, the Trinity College graduate who was an aid worker during the Spanish Civil War and later rescued hundreds of Jewish children from Nazi concentration camps in the south of France during World War II. Mary Elmes is the only Irish citizen to be named ‘Righteous Among The Nations’ by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, for her rescue efforts.
Clodagh will also discuss her just-released book ‘Through Her Eyes: A new history of Ireland in 21 Women’, one of whom is another Trinity woman graduate Rosy Gibb.
This extract is from Chapter 19 of Clodagh Finn’s book, ‘Through her Eyes’ which features Rosy Gibb:
“She was already a legend when Senator David Norris first came across her in the 1960s. He recalls her as ‘golden-haired and effervescent with contralto laughter’ – and always unconventional. She enjoyed a good cigar and loved to challenge stuffy bourgeois etiquette wherever she found it. She made quite a stir when she went to the Provost’s garden party one year dressed in a black bin bag, with holes cut out for the arms and head.
‘The Provost was fascinated and he could not be distracted from her,’ Senator Norris recalls. Trinity College was still a rather fusty male establishment where women students had to be off campus by 6pm. Lunch in the Dining Hall was a segregated affair and full membership of some of the major societies, the Phil (the University Philosophical Society) and the Hist (the College Historical Society), was still a few years off, much to Rosemary’s annoyance. To make a point, she once dressed as a man and briefly made it into a Hist gathering before being discovered and unceremoniously thrown out.”
Rosy is featured on the cover of the book with a playing card.
Come along, bring a friend and meet new ones. A small number of copies of both books will be available for purchase on the night. Tickets €5 available now.
‘Write That Book’
Put down the excuses pick up the pen!
6pm Wednesday 27th November in Room 2041B Teatar Mhairtin Ui Chadhain in the Arts Block. Tickets €20
Write That Book! Advice from publishing professionals for Putting Down the Excuses and Picking Up the Pen. Moderator: Sharon Bowers, literary agent and former editor at HarperCollins in NYC. Panel:
- Eoin McHugh, Publishing Director of HarperCollins Ireland, former head of Transworld Ireland, former Head Book Buyer of Easons, former head of Bookseller Association of Ireland.
- Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder and co-director of award-winning independent publisher Tramp Press, publishing authors such as Emilie Pine and Mike McCormack, and author of LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE.
- Peter O’Connell, founder of Peter O’Connell Media, Ireland’s premier book publicity and marketing agency, founder of True Lit Agency and co-founder and former director of Liberties Press
This is a top line-up of speakers from the world of publishing and it will be chaired by Sharon Bowers, a literary agent herself who works with novelists, food writers and memoirists, including Hilary Fannin, Catherine Cleary, Susan Jane White, award-winning novelist Lori Rader-Day and the political writer Miriam O’Callaghan. There will be a high demand for this evening so please book early.
Booking by email only:
Private Tour, Sorolla Exhibition, National Gallery of Ireland – October 30th, 11 am.
Sorolla – Spanish Master of Light – private tour, 30th October 11am! We are limited to 12 people for this tour and you must reserve your place by email to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Christmas Commons, Dining Hall, Trinity College – December 2nd.
TWG has reserved places for Christmas Commons on 2nd December. Limited numbers so please book early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. REception at 5pm in Alumni Room. Commons starts at 6pm