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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


04.11.2014

AT The Edge November Literary Night

AT The Edge November Literary Night

AT The Edge presents its November literary night with Kevin Higgins, Susan Millar Du Mars and Philip Doherty. 

Venue: Johnston Library, Cavan
Time: Tuesday @ 6.30pm
04.11.2014

Limerick Writers' Centre presents: 'On the Nail" Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre presents the November 2014 and 5 year anniversary 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering. With Dr Arthur Broomfield and Arthur Broomfield, followed by an open-mic.  

Venue: The Loft Venue at The Locke Bar, Limerick
Time: Tuesday @ 8pm
http://onthenailreadings.blogspot.com
05.11.2014

The White House Poets present a reading with Richard W Halperin

The White House Poets present a reading with Richard W Halperin

The White House Poets present Richard W Halperin reading from his most recent Lapwing chapbook collections, "The Centreless Astonishment of Things", and "Pink, Ochre, Yellow". 

Venue: The White House Pub, Limerick
E: barneysheehan1@eircom.net
05.11.2014

LAB Gallery presents Iggy McGovern and Luke Drury

An evening of readings and discussion with Dr Iggy McGovern, author of 'A Mystic Dream of 4' and Professor Luke Drury. 

Venue: LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin
Time: Wednesday @ 6.30pm
Admission: Free
http://mgovern.eventbrite.ie
06.11.2014

The Little Poetry Festival

The 8th annual Féile Bheag Filíochta poetry festival, will run from 6-9 November in Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry. Includes lectures, readings and workshops with celebrated poets including Aonghas Mac Neacail, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, MacDara Woods, Eiléan Ní Chuileanáin and Paddy Bushe.

07.11.2014

Irish Arts Centre presents the 6th Annual PoetryFest, a three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic.

Irish Arts Centre presents the 6th Annual PoetryFest, a three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic.

Irish Arts Centre New York presents the 6th Annual PoetryFest in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Poetry Ireland. 

PoetryFest celebrates Ireland and America’s great literary connection by showcasing an unparalleled array of much-published and award-winning poets. The only New York festival of its kind, PoetryFest immerses participants in an intimate and creative atmosphere filled with readings, storytelling, book signings, conversations, and more. Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods, this year's PoetryFest lineup includes Tara Bergin, Peter Fallon and Vona Groarke. 

Venue: Irish Arts Centre, New York
http://www.irishartscenter.org/literature/poetryfest_2014.html
10.11.2014

Ó bhéal present Write through Winter workshop with Mary Turley-McGrath

Mary Turley-McGrath presents a poetry workshop exploring sources of inspiration, as they present themselves, through the elements of earth, air, fire and water. Places limited. 

Venue: The Long Valley Bar, Cork
Time: 7pm
Admission: €15/€10 concs
T: 085 712 6299
www.obheal.ie
15.11.2014

Irish Writers' Centre Course: Memory and Imagination - Writing Seamus Heaney

Irish Writers' Centre Course: Memory and Imagination - Writing Seamus Heaney

Irish Writers' Centre presents a course with Medbh McGuckian which looks at a selection of Seamus Heaney poems to remember him, and also to examine the processes by which he created his finest work.  

Venue: Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1
Time: Saturday @ 10.30am
Admission: €80/€70 Members
http://writerscentre.ie/html/courses/Autumn2014/memoryImagination.html
15.11.2014

Dublin Book Festival: World War 1 Remembered

Dublin Book Festival: World War 1 Remembered

Poetry Ireland and Dublin Book Festival present an evening with poets John McAuliffe and Gerald Dawe and artist Hughie O'Donoghue. 

Venue: Irish Georgian Society, South William Street, Dublin 2
Time: Saturday @ 8pm
Admission: €7/€5 conc
www.dublinbookfestival.com
15.11.2014

YARN Festival: Claire Keegan and Bernard MacLaverty

A highlight event of YARN sees two of Ireland's practitioners of the short story read from and discuss their work. With just two collections, Claire Keegan has established herself as one of the best short story writers around. For over 40 years, Bernard MacLaverty’s career has encompassed everything from film directing to opera librettos, but it is to the short story that he has returned time and again. MacLaverty explores the small but significant moments in everyday lives, mixing keen observation with dark humour.

Venue: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Time: Saturday @ 8pm
Admission: €10/€8
http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/claire-keegan-and-bernard-maclaverty
15.11.2014

The O'Brien Press present the launch of Surge as part of Dublin Book Festival

The O'Brien Press celebrates its 40th Anniversary presents the launch of Surge: New Writing from Ireland. With guest speakers Frank McGuinness, Robert Dunbar and Alice Taylor

Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Time: Saturday @ 7pm
E: geraldine@obrien.ie
17.11.2014

Soundings for Simon

An evening of poetry and nostalgia to raise funds for Dublin Simon Community. Special guests include Moya Cannon, Catherine Phil McCarthy, Seamus Cashman and Padraig J Daly. 

Venue: The Central Hotel, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Time: Monday @ 7.30pm
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
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

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