Writing After the Crash of the Celtic Tiger
- Friday, September 20
- 3:00 PM
- Whitney Humanities Center
- 53 Wall Street, Room 208
- FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For over a decade, Ireland was seen by the world as an economic “tiger” whose growth seemed as inevitable as it was unstoppable. But when the global recession hit in 2008, the real estate bubble collapsed and left the country with a depleted economy and acres of empty, half-finished homes and other construction projects. Danielle McLaughlin talks with Margaret Spillane about the literary impact of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger on her work and that of her contemporaries.
Margaret Spillane is a writer and painter who teaches in the English Department’s Creative Writing Concentration. Her play All Dressed Up To Go Dreaming was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Dublin Theatre Festival. She writes about politics and culture for The Nation magazine.