Cathedral Quarter: In search of new narratives…

Just a quick reminder of the Out to Lunch discussion at the Black Box is taking place tomorrow. It’s the topic of the discussion that makes it compelling as much as the panel: Glenn Patterson and Malachi O’Doherty, chaired by writer June Caldwell. They will seek to answer a question that many beyond the literary world are also seeking to answer (not least us here on Slugger): what are the new narratives that are emerging, socially, culturally and politically. Are we in for a period of literary aphasia? Or does it simply mean that we have to endure the pain of getting out of the often comfortable rut of intercommunal tensions and seek out stories of the new Northern Irish, or the growing disconnect with communal identity amongst the middle class. Definitely worth going, if you can make it! If you’re on Facebook, you can see who else might be going…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty