Sunday, 19 August 2012

BRAZIL BOUND


I am going to a place called Christmas later this week. And it's winter there. Albeit a 26°C kind of winter, with sand, sun and sea. I am off to Natal, in Rio Grande do Norte, in north eastern Brazil. And I can't quite believe my luck :)

I've been invited by the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies to give the plenary lecture at their Irish Studies Symposium, and to read from my work. The theme this year is 'Representations of Women in Contemporary Irish Culture' and my trip is being funded, for the most part, by the Embassy of Ireland in Brazil. I look forward to meeting Frank Sheridan, Ambassador of Ireland to Brazil, who is hosting a reception for all the symposium participants.

I've never been to South America before so this is very exciting. And, as usual, it is my writing that affords me another lovely opportunity. Thanks to all those who have made this possible, especially my family who are my greatest support.

15 comments:

Mari said...

Well done you Nuala! Well deserved. Enjoy.

Kar said...

g'wan ya good thing! I'll be buzzing you tomorrow to hear all.. How jammy are you? or rather what a brilliant writer you are ;-)

Till tomorrow dear
x
x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Mari. Looking forward to catching up in Cork :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Endlessly jammy in 2012, it would appear, Kar! I forgot to tell you what with all the other news buzzing around ;)

Aoife.Troxel said...

Well that's great news! What a fantastic opportunity. Have fun. :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Aoife. I know how lucky I am :)

Tania Hershman said...

BImey, how wonderful! You have such an interesting life, England seems very dull in comparison, have a brilliant trip!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hey, T - it's great, what fun. But my *life* life, as you know, is really about making dinners and stressing over a range of children's needs :)
This is the bonus!

Doireann said...

Yay! Great news. Happy Christmas, eh?! :-)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Or Natal Shona, maybe?!
Thanks, D. I hope you, Baba and all the care are well.

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Wonderful news, Nu! Enjoy Brazil

mary o'donnell said...

I hope it's a wonderful, stimulating, nourishing journey Nuala. All the best!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Órfhlaith and Mary. I can't wait!

pat jourdan said...

Fantastic news! You're nearly in the next Olympics?

pat jourdan said...

Fantastic news! You're nearly in the next Olympics?