September may seem a long way off, but it’s time to remind everyone about the annual Elizabeth Bowen Evensong and Address. The annual Elizabeth Bowen Church of Ireland [Anglican] Evensong will be held on Sunday 19 September 2021 at St Colman’s Church, Farahy, Co. Cork (the ‘Bowen’ church, close by where Bowen’s Court stood), at 3.30 pm (BST). The Address will be given by the Rt Revd Michael Burrows, Church of Ireland bishop of Cashel and Ossory. The subject of the talk will be announced soon.
It’s a great time for publications on Bowen, with Julia Parry’s The Shadowy Third: Love, Letters, and Elizabeth Bowen being published this month. Have a look at ‘New Bowen Publications‘ to see what’s been happening.
We hosted our first Bowen reading group in January, discussing the writer’s first short story collection, Encounters. On March 25th at 7pm we’ll be discussing the second collection, Ann Lee’s. More information to follow. We had a great evening last week – thanks to those who attended.
It has obviously been a difficult year for arranging events, but following our successful Symposium in London in February, we have an interview with Eibhear Walshe about his new book The Last Day at Bowen’s Court and a recording of Michael Waldron’s address at the annual commemorative Elizabeth Bowen service at Farahy last month. These are available on the Podcasts tab. Thanks to Eoin O’Callaghan for your work here.
We’d like to wish everyone a peaceful and safe 2021. Thanks for following the Society! If you haven’t found us on Facebook, please join us there: https://www.facebook.