Marina Carr


I had a wonderful time last spring in Spain as part of the Irish Itinerary with EFCAIS. I was hosted by the University of La Rioja in Logroño and the University of Granada. Dr Melania Terrazas Gallego gave me and my husband a lovely welcome in Logroño. The students were excellent and very interested in Irish Literature and were incredibly well read on contemporary Irish poetry, fiction and drama. We were also taken on a tour of Logroño and had a great final lunch and visit to a winery where many wines were tested and tasted. Granada was also fantastic. Here we were hosted by Dr Pilar Villar-Argaiz who took us on a tour of Granada and for several dinners and celebrations. Again the students were lively, engaged and very well informed on Irish Literature and Culture. Dr Pilar Villar-Argaiz and I conducted a reading and conversation which was live streamed and also recorded for the university’s archives. Overall it was an excellent tour with wonderful hospitality and lovely to see such interest in the work.