Calendar

Information on Poetry Ireland supported readings, launches and events around Ireland, as well as other writing events around the country.

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Readings & Events


20.11.2014

Over The Edge: Open Reading with Joseph Horgan, Deirdre McClay & Teresa Sweeney

Over The Edge: Open Reading with Joseph Horgan, Deirdre McClay & Teresa Sweeney

Over the Edge open reading with Teresa Sweeney, Deirdre McClay & Joseph Horgan, followed by an open mic session. 

Venue: Galway City Library, Galway
Time: Thursday @ 6.30pm
Admission: Free
http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com
20.11.2014

Irish Writers Centre: Nordic Noir / Celtic Crime

The Irish Writers' Centre presents Nordic Noir / Celtic Crime, a Nordic Outposts event as part of The Battle of Clontarf Millennium Celebrations. 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Time: Thursday @ 7pm
E: events@writerscentre.ie
www.writerscentre.ie
21.11.2014

The Colour of Saying: An Evening to Celebrate the Dylan Thomas Centenary

The Colour of Saying: An Evening to Celebrate the Dylan Thomas Centenary

6pm: Public lecture by Professor John Goodby, author of the acclaimed new study of Dylan Thomas's poetry "Under the Spelling Wall".

8pm: An evening of readings and new music in collaboration with New Dublin Press. Featuring Maurice Scully, Twin Headed Wolf, John Goodby, Jonathan Creasy with Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald aka Carry On Troubadours and Nerys Williams. The night will be peppered with words from Dylan himself.  

 

Venue: The Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Time: Friday @ 6pm & 8pm
Admission: Free, donations gratefully accepted
21.11.2014

Ó bhéal Winter Warmer Festival

Ó bhéal Winter Warmer Festival

Ó bhéal present the 2nd Winter Warmer Festival weekend featuring readings and performances with over 20 poets on 21 and 22 November. 

Venue: Sample Studios, Cork
www.obheal.ie
21.11.2014

The Yeats Society presents Yeats & Violence: 'Domestic, Colonial, Global & Human'

Thomas Rodgers Endersby will speak on the supreme Irish War Poet, W.B. Yeats. Followed by an open mic. 

Venue: The Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo
Time: Friday @ 8pm
Admission: €5/€4 members concession
www.yeatssociety.com
21.11.2014

Poetry evening with Gerry McDonnell & Fred Johnston

The Western Writers' Centre and Dean Crowe Theatre present an evening of poetry with Gerry McDonnell and Fred Johnston. 

Venue: Dean Crowe Teatre, Athlone
Time: Friday @ 7.30pm
http://www.deancrowetheatre.com/index.php?id=178
21.11.2014

Poddle Publications present the launch of "Small Lives"

Poddle Publications present the launch of "Small Lives", a limited-run screen-printed anthology that contains prose, illustrations and poetry from people such as Geraldine Mitchell, Annemarie Ni Churreain, Lani O'Hanlon and others.  

Venue: The Winding Stair Bookshop, Dublin
Time: Friday @ 6pm
http://poddlepublications.com/post/101867487797/come-along-to-the-launch-of-poddle-publications
22.11.2014

Poetry Ireland Table Quiz

Poetry Ireland Table Quiz

Pit your wits against your peers with the inaugural Poetry Ireland Table Quiz!

With questions organised into the usual convenient categories plus a judicious sprinkling of poetry-related puzzlers, the event will be presided over by RTÉ's Marian Richardson and the ever-quizzical Paul Muldoon.

There'll be lots of fabulous prizes on the night, and funds raised will help to support emerging poets through Poetry Ireland's Introductions Series as well as Lingo Festival.  

Venue: Alfie Byrnes Pub, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Time: Saturday @ 8pm
Admission: €50 for table of 4
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/poetry-ireland-table-quiz-tickets-14045292849?aff=eorg
22.11.2014

Husthwaite Village Hall presents a joint reading by CP Stewart and Richard Halperin

Hustwaite Village Hall presents CP Steward and Richard W Halperin reading from their recent Lapwing poetry collections, respectively "The Naming of Thing Against the Dark" and "The Centreless Astonishment of Things". 

Venue: Husthwaite Village Hall, Husthwaite, North Yorkshire
Time: Saturday @ 7.30pm
E: info"pickstone.net
24.11.2014

Ó bhéal: Pat Galvin

Ó bhéal: Pat Galvin

Ó bhéal present a reading with poet Pat Galvin followed by an open-mic session. 

Venue: The Long Valley Bar, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
Admission: Free
www.obheal.ie
24.11.2014

Launch of "Susie's Son" by Tom McCarthy

The Limerick Writers' Centre present the launch of "Susie's Son", A Memoir in Verse and Prose by Tom McCarthy. 

Venue: Ballynanty Hall, Limerick
Time: Monday @ 3pm
E: RSVP to limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com
25.11.2014

Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association present an interview with Enrico Terrinoni

Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association present an interview with Enrico Terrinoni, one of the leading Italian translators of Irish literature. 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Time: Tuesday @ 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/297959480401530
25.11.2014

Launch of "One Still Thing" by Nell Regan

Enitharmon Press present the launch of "One Still Thing" by Nell Regan. 

Venue: Rathgar Bookshop, Dublin 6
Time: Tuesday @ 7pm
E: rathgarbooks@eircom.net
http://www.enitharmon.co.uk/pages/store/products/ec_view.asp?PID=646
26.11.2014

The Discovery Lectures: Mairin Nic Eoin on Life Writing in Irish

Presented by the Irish Writers' Centre in association with IMRAM and curated by Liam Carson, The Discovery Lectures are English-language lecture designed to introduce readers to the depth and diversity of the literature in the Irish language, past and present. 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin 1
Time: Wednesday @ 7.30pm
Admission: Free
www.writerscentre.ie
27.11.2014

Irish Academic Press present the launch of "Folklore & Modern Irish Writing"

Irish Academic Press present the launch of "Folklore & Modern Irish Writing", edited by Anne Markey & Anne O'Connor, with guest speakers Prof Margaret kelleher and Dr Cathal Goan. RSVP to info@iap.ie

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Time: Thursday @ 6pm
Admission: Free
E: info@iap.ie
27.11.2014

Ireland Professor of Poetry Annual Lecture: The Solace of Artemis with Paula Meehan

Ireland Professor of Poetry Annual Lecture: The Solace of Artemis with Paula Meehan

Professor Paula Meehan will give her annual lecture as the Ireland Professor of Poetry. To reserve a place please contact Niamh McCabe at irelandchairofpoetry@gmail.com.

Venue: JM Synge Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Time: Thursday @ 7.30pm
www.irelandchairofpoetry.org
27.11.2014

The Gallery Press launch: Peter Sirr & Tom French

The Gallery Press present the launch of "The Rooms" by Peter Sirr and "Midnightstown" by Tom French. 

Venue: Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dublin 2
Time: Thursday @ 6pm
28.11.2014

University College Cork and the Fulbright Commission present Inter-changes: Residency Opportunities for Writers

University College Cork and the Fulbright Commission cordially invite you to Inter-changes: Residency Opportunities for Writers with US Fulbright Awardees & Alumnus. RSVP to the address below by 21 November 2014. 

Venue: Boole Library Meeting Room, University College Cork
Time: Friday @ 10.30am - 1pm
E: emma.loughney@fulbright.ie
http://www.fulbright.ie/inter-changes-residency-opportunities-writers
29.11.2014

Poetry Performance Evening at Sarah Walker Gallery

A poetry performance with a winter warm atmosphere of fairy lights and candles. Featured poets include members of Hungry Hill Writers (a local writers group), John Baylis Post, Jennifer Russell, Roisin Power Hackett and Ann O'Carroll. The evening will close with an open mic. 

Venue: Sarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, Castletownbere
Time: Saturday @ 8pm
http://www.sarahwalkergallery.com/index.php/events/upcoming-events
30.11.2014

Launch of "Kilpatrick: An Anthology; poems and prose by Clogh Writers"

RSVP to janemeally@eircom.net or 087 634 5279 by Monday 24 November. 

Venue: Parish Centre, Clogh, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Time: Sunday @ 7pm
E: janemeally@eircom.net

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