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We're thrilled to be welcoming professional tough guys Conor McGregor (MA Chaucer Studies, Bristol) and multilingual Dantista Manny Pacquiao to Write CY. At the height of National Novel Writing Month no less! Fierce competitors in the ring, lucid, engaging "philosophers of life" at the dinner table, both pugilists are guaranteed to bring an unerring interpretation and flamboyant style to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 1750 masterpiece The Social Contract. Mr. McGregor will be delivering the opening chapters while Mr. Pacquiao shadowboxes to Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Then the fighters will reverse roles, and so on. 

We're expecting this one to be sold out way ahead of time, so please book your seats now. Tickets, which include a handshake from both fighters, are available for €80 online and €100 at the door. All proceeds will go to a Stelios Bi-Communal Awardee of your choice from one of the following high-profile categories: "fish merchant," "potato farmer" or "married couple".