Rewriting old legends for new times
Author Myra Zepf will explore the tradition of Irish mythology and its ever-changing narratives and forms, charting how they evolve and renew with each new era.
Myra will describe her recent experiences working on a new rewriting of the story of ‘Midhir and Etaoin’ for an upcoming book. She will share the challenges she faced to balance the preservation of inherited tradition with the pressing need to re-stitch the ancient tale for contemporary gender-balance.
This event is part of the John Hewitt Festival of Literature and Ideas.
The event will take place in the Market Room.
Myra Zepf is an Irish language children’s author, and the first ever Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University. She has published seven books and translated three more. Her books have won national and international awards and have been translated into six languages worldwide.