Reading other people’s letters: A workshop in transcription – Facilitated by Dr. Úna Kealy – Postponed

April 1, 2021 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Reading other people’s letters: A workshop in transcription.

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Thursday’s event Reading other people’s letters: A workshop in transcription with the English and Theatre Studies Team from WIT is POSTPONED until a later date, we will reschedule soon. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Facilitated by Dr. Úna Kealy

  • Thursday 1 April      1:15pm – 1:45pm (Postponed until a later date)

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This workshop will provide a short insight into what it means to read and transcribe literary correspondence working from handwritten documents in all their complexity and uniqueness. The workshop will ask participants to notice, evaluate, decrypt and transcribe letters sent by Teresa Deevy to her friend and fellow playwright Jim Cheasty. The workshop will be interactive and participants will require old fashioned technologies such as pencil and paper and will consider postage stamps, special cancellation marks and postmarks in nerdish fashion. The workshop is designed as 30 minutes of epistolary delights!

This event is a partnership between Waterford Libraries and English and Theatre Studies Team from The School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

Waterford Libraries and the English and Theatre Studies Team at the School of Humanities, WIT have joined forces to create an engaging series of bite-sized lunchtime presentations, based on themes and topics encountered by students on the WIT 3 year Honours Bachelor of Arts course. These are on a host of topics from books, transcription of letters to breathing exercises – all are free and open to everyone. The series of four presentations will take place on Thursdays from 11 March – 1 April at 1:15pm to 1:45pm.


Check out the rest of our series:


And…breathe: An interactive workshop to connect the mind and body through the breath.

Facilitated by Dr Kate McCarthy

Thursday 11 March   1:15pm – 1:45pm


The Spinning Heart and the Irish Psyche.

Facilitated by Dr Christa de Brún

Thursday 18 March   1:15pm – 1:45pm


Everything you always wanted to know about desire…in 15 minutes: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian. Facilitated by Dr Jenny O’Connor

Thursday 25 March   1:15pm – 1:45pm


Part of the Irish Government’s Keep Well campaign which is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own wellbeing by adding a range of initiatives to support individual and community

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