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


28.07.2014

Skibbereen Arts Festival: Men Without Names

Skibbereen Arts Festival: Men Without Names
Men Without Names, a collaboration between poet Joseph Horgan, musician Adrian Boyle and other artists from the visual arts and theatre will be performing their debut CD at Abbeystrewry Church as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival on Monday July 28th at 8pm. The CD was recently launched at Listowel Writers' Week.
Venue: Abberstrewry Church, Skibbereen
Time: Monday @ 8.00pm
Admission: €8
www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/
28.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Heaney and O'Driscoll Memorial Lecture with Peter Fallon

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Heaney and O'Driscoll Memorial Lecture with Peter Fallon

Poet Peter Fallon with deliver a talk on the acclaimed Irish poets and his personal friends Seamus Heaney and Dennis O'Driscoll.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Monday @ 4:15 pm
Admission: €7
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
28.07.2014

Ó Bhéal: Raina J. León

Ó Bhéal: Raina J. León
Ó Bhéal presents a poetry reading with Raina J. León. Raina is Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective. She has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Raina will also be holding a 'wordshop' entitled The Mouths of Our Ancestors from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at Ó Bhéal. For more details, please click here.
Venue: Upstairs at The Long Valley Winthrop Street, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
www.obheal.ie
28.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Ruth Padel and Tom Paulin

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Ruth Padel and Tom Paulin

Poets Ruth Padel and Tom Paulin will read from their works

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Monday @ 8:30 pm
Admission: €10
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
28.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Creative Writing Workshops

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Creative Writing Workshops

Hone your writing talents under the direction of a creative writing tutor in this 3-day course. Poetry tutors include Paul Batchelor and Nessa O'Mahony.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Monday, 28 July; Tuesday, 29 July; and Thursday 31 July @ 2:15 pm
Admission: €35
T: 028 37521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
28.07.2014

Skibbereen Arts Festival Poetry Workshop and Reading

Skibbereen Arts Festival Poetry Workshop and Reading

Dan Disney is an Australian poet and researcher currently based in Seoul.His first collection of poems,’And Then When The’ is published by John Leonard Press (2011), and three books ’Mannequin’s Guide to Utopias’, ‘Report from a Border’, and ‘Exploring Second-language Creative Writing: Beyond Babel’ are expected in 2014. He teaches 20th century poetry in the English Literature programme at Sogang University, and is completing a book of villanelles.

Venue: Working Artists Studio
Time: 11:30
Admission: Free
http://www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/poetry-workshop-and-reading
29.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Ciaran Berry and Peter Fallon

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Ciaran Berry and Peter Fallon

Poets Ciaran Berry and Peter Fallon will read from their works.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Tuesday @ 11:15 am
Admission: €7
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
29.07.2014

Scoil Acla: Poetry Reading with Harry Clifton And Aideen Henry

Scoil Acla: Poetry Reading with Harry Clifton And Aideen Henry
presents a poetry reading by Harry Clifton and Aideen Henry.
Venue: Cyril Gray Hall, Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Time: Tuesday @ 8.00pm
30.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Paul Batchelor and Miriam Gamble

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Paul Batchelor and Miriam Gamble
The John Hewitt International Summer School presents a reading with Paul Batchelor and Miriam Gamble.
Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Wednesday @ 11:15 am
Admission: €7
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
30.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: The Lifeboat with Damien Smyth and Erin Lynn

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: The Lifeboat with Damien Smyth and Erin Lynn
Poets Damian Smyth and Erin Lynn will read from their works.
Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Wednesday @ 10.00 pm
T: 028 37521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
30.07.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Gallery Goes...with Ciaran Carson, Ciaran Berry and Andrew Jamison

Yeats International Summer School: Gallery Goes...with Ciaran Carson, Ciaran Berry and Andrew Jamison

The Yeats International Summer School presents a reading with Gallery Press poets Ciaran Carson, Ciaran Berry and Andrew Jamison.

Venue: Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo
Time: Wednesday @ 8.00pm
http://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-workshop-and-readings.html
30.07.2014

Poetry Reading with Noel King

Poetry Reading with Noel King

The White House presents a poetry reading with Noel King.

Venue: The White House Bar, O’Connell Street, Limerick City
31.07.2014

Yeats Summer School: 'The Mountain Ash in Connemara'

Yeats Summer School: 'The Mountain Ash in Connemara'
Yeats Summer School presents the launch of the audio CD 'The Mountain Ash in Connemara', featuring poems by Joan McBreen and original music and arrangements by composer Glen Austin.'The Mountain Ash in Connemara' audio CD will be released at a celebration concert at an evening concert. Contempo String Quartet will premiere all the music composed and arranged by composer Glen Austin for 'The Mountain Ash in Connemara' CD at this event. Throughout the concert this music will be interspersed with readings of selected poetry from the CD by Joan McBreen.
Venue: The Methodist Church, Sligo, Co Sligo
Time: Thursday @ 1.00pm
31.07.2014

Dubliners 100 with Belinda McKeon, John Boyne and Oona Frawley

Dubliners 100 with Belinda McKeon, John Boyne and Oona Frawley
The Gutter Bookshop are hosting a special event with the Tramp Press who published 'Dubliners 100', new stories by contemporary Irish writers based on James Joyces's 'The Dubliners' for its 100th Anniversary. Bestselling Irish authors Belinda McKeon, John Boyne and Oona Frawley will read and discuss their Dubliner 100 stories on the night. Free and All Welcome.
Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Cows Lane, D8
Time: Thursday @ 6.30pm
www.gutterbookshop.com
31.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: W.N. Herbert and Frances Leviston

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: W.N. Herbert and Frances Leviston

Poets W.N. Herbert and Frances Leviston will read from their works.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Thursday @ 11:15 am
Admission: €7
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
31.07.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: John Montague and Elizabeth Wassell

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: John Montague and Elizabeth Wassell
Poets John Montague and Elizabeth Wassell will read from their works.
Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Thursday @ 4:15 pm
Admission: €8
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
31.07.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with John Kavanagh

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with John Kavanagh
The Yeats International Summer School presents a poetry reading with John Kavanagh.

Featuring singer Aileen Concannon, pianist Kieran Quinn, guitarist Dave Flynn, percussion Steve Kohlman and dancer Merketa Formanova.

Venue: Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo
Time: Thursday @ 8.00pm
http://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-workshop-and-readings.html

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