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    Listowell Writers week

    Colm Toibin, Leonard Cohen and the Time Traveller's Wife - all of them will feature, in some way, as part of Listowell Writers week, Abie Philbin Bowman has been picking out a few highlights for us.

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    All Star International Improv

    The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival runs all this weekend at venues around the city. Among the comedians performing are the All Star International Improv. Two of those "stars" - Ian Coppinger and Paul Tylak, are in the International Bar, Dublin tonight. But before that they're here, live in studio, to play a game called 'Accents'

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    What's On

    Abie Philbin Bowman with a look at what's on around the country this weekend in the worlds of arts and entertainment.

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    Heterodyne - Artist Fiona Hallinan

    Heterodyne is a new project from artist Fiona Hallinan that commissions musicians to score infrastructure. The website for further information is www.notalittlepony.com.

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    Hay Festival 2013

    The Hay/Kells festival is inviting every book club in the country to read Jeannette Winterson's memoir 'Why be happy when you can be normal' and come to Kells on Saturday 29 June at 3.30 to talk to the author about it - www.hayfestival.org/kells for full details.

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    Eoin Moore / New Stamp

    Dublin is a UNESCO city of Literature and to celebrate the fact, An Post has released a brand new stamp which is available from today.The stamp includes an entire 224 word story on it which was written by teenager Eoin Moore who reads his story for Arena. The website is www.irishstamps.ie.

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    Kinsale Arts Festival

    Marie McPartlan, Artistic Director of Kinsale Arts Festival on this year's Kinsale Arts Week which takes place in July - www.kinsaleartsfestival .com.

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    The Great Gatsby

    Abie Philbin-Bowman on earlier adaptations of 'The Great Gatsby'.

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