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


17.01.2015

Seoladh leabhair / Booklaunch: Fé Sholas Luaineach le Simon Ó Faoláin

Beidh fáilte roimh chách in An Lab, Ionad Ealaíne na Gaeilge, An Daingean Co. Chiarraí, tráth a sheolfaidh Paddy Bushe "Fé Sholas Luaineach", an cnuasach filíochta is déanaí ó Simon Ó Faoláin. Ceol le Mark Crickard.
All are welcome to An Lab, Arts Centre, An Daingean, Co. Kerry, when Paddy Bushe will launch "Fé Sholas Luaineach", the latest poetry collection from Simon Ó Faoláin. Music by Mark Crickard. 
Venue: An Lab, Dingle
Time: Saturday @ 3pm
www.anlab.ie
19.01.2015

Ó bhéal: Art Ó Maolfabhail

Ó bhéal present a reading with poet Art Ó Maolfabhail followed by an open-mic session. The night begins with a Poetry Challenge starting at around 9.30pm. Guest poets begin after 10pm. Full bar available.

Venue: The Long Valley Bar, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
Admission: Free
www.obheal.ie
22.01.2015

Over The Edge: Open Reading with Liz Quirke, Michelle Coyne & Paula Cunningham

January's Over The Edge: Open Reading marks the 12th anniversary of the first Over The Edge reading in Galway City Library and features guest readers Paula Cunningham, Michelle Coyne and Liz Quirke. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars and an open-mic will follow the featured readers. 

Venue: Galway City Library
Time: Thursday @ 6.30-8pm
Admission: Free
http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com
23.01.2015

The Moy Sessions Vol. III: Martin Gale & Vona Groarke

The Moy Sessions Vol. III: Martin Gale & Vona Groarke

The Moy Sessions series pairs artists from different art forms and genres to celebrate and share parallels of inspiration. 2015's Sessions kicks off with painter Martin Gale and poet and current editor of Poetry Ireland Review, Vona Groarke. 

Venue: Ballina Arts Centre
Time: Friday @ 7.30pm
Admission: €10
www.ballinaartscentre.com
26.01.2015

Ó bhéal: Arthur Broomfield

Ó bhéal present a reading with poet Arthur Broomfield followed by an open-mic session. The night begins with a Poetry Challenge starting at around 9.30pm. Guest poets begin after 10pm. Full bar available.

Venue: The Long Valley Bar, Cork
Time: Monday @ 9.30pm
Admission: Free
www.obheal.ie
28.01.2015

"Mickey Finn’s Air" by Gerald Dawe

The Gallery Press in association with Dún Laoghaire-RathdownCounty Council Public Libraries invites you to a receptionto celebrate the publication of "Mickey Finn’s Air" by Gerald Dawe.
Venue: The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire
Time: Wednesday @ 6.30pm
Admission: Free
30.01.2015

Takin the Mic

Welcoming poets, prose writers, songwriters and musicians, comedians and anyone else who wants to have a go at the Irish Writers' Centre monthly open mic night. Book your slot in advance at events @writerscentre.ie. 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin 1
Time: Friday @ 7pm
Admission: Suggested donation €5
www.writerscentre.ie
30.01.2015

Irish Pages presents the Belfast launch of "Heaney"

"Irish Pages" invites you to the Belfast launch of its memorial issue "Heaney" (Vol 8, No 2) with readings from the issue and remarks by Kerry Hardie, Damian Smyth, Cathal O Searcaigh, Tom Mac Intyre, Patricia Craig, Chris Agee & Alan Gillis.

Wine will be served.  

Venue: The Cube, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Time: Friday @ 7pm
www.irishpages.org
31.01.2015

Saturday Spring Poetry Workshops in Cavan

These poetry workshops with Kate Ennals will bring together local poets and writers to stimulate discussion and develop their work. The workshops will discuss specific English and Irish poets each week and on alternate weeks Kate will workshop the participant's poems arising from an assignment. 

Venue: Cana House, Cavan
Time: Saturdays @ 2-4pm (31 Jan - 28 Mar)
Admission: €60
T: 086 373 7847
E: kateennals@live.co.uk
31.01.2015

Publishing Day: Focus on self-publishing

This one-day seminar will focus on practical self-publishing advice, best editorial practice and the distribution, selling and marketing of your self-published title. With Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin and Robert Doran. 

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin 1
Time: Saturday @ 9.30am - 4.15pm
Admission: €60
http://irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/frontpage/products/publishing-day

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