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


01.08.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Matt Bryden and Vona Groarke

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Matt Bryden and Vona Groarke

Poets Matt Bryden and Vona Groarke will read from their works.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Friday @ 11:15 am
Admission: €7
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
01.08.2014

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Creative Writing Showcase

John Hewitt Society International Summer School: Creative Writing Showcase

Hosted by Paul Batchelor, this event showcase the writing of participants in the school's 3-day creative writing workshops.

Venue: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Time: Friday @ 2:15 pm
T: 02837521821
www.marketplacearmagh.com
01.08.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with Sinéad Morrissey

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with Sinéad Morrissey
The Yeats International Summer School presents a poetry reading with Sinéad Morrissey.
Venue: Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo
Time: Friday @ 8.00pm
http://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-workshop-and-readings.html
02.08.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Workshop with Sinead Morrissey

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Workshop with Sinead Morrissey
The Yeats Society presents a weekend workshop with poet Sinead Morrissey. The workshop is optional to the academic programme and requires an additional fee of €100. Numbers are limited. 
Venue: Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo
Time: Saturday and Sunday
Admission: €100
http://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-workshop-and-readings.html
02.08.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Remembering Seamus Heaney

Yeats International Summer School: Remembering Seamus Heaney
The Yeats Society and International Summer School will honour the late Seamus Heaney. The evening in the Hawk's Well Theatre, with Brian Leyden as MC, will feature a special tribute from Michael Longley.
Venue: Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo
Time: Saturday @ 8.00pm
Admission: €18 / €15
http://www.hawkswell.com/events/event/remembering-seamus-heaney
02.08.2014

Skibbereen Arts Festival Poetry Marathon

Skibbereen Arts Festival Poetry Marathon

After the phenomenal success of last years inaugural event, Skibbereen Arts Festival are delighted welcoming back Working Artist Studios ‘Poetry Marathon’. 12 hours of poetry with poets reading their own, or their favourite poems. Featuring, among others, Dan Disney, Pat Cotter, Afric McGlinchey, Adam Wyeth, Leanne O’ Sullivan and many more.

Venue: Working Artists Studio
Time: 12:00 - 24:00
http://www.skibbereenartsfestival.com/poetry-marathon-14
05.08.2014

'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
The Limerick Writers' Centre presents the August 2014 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering. Guest readers this month are Mae Leonard and Eddie Stack.
Venue: The Loft Venue, The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick.
Time: Tuesday @ 8.00pm
05.08.2014

Aug 2014 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

Aug 2014 'On the Nail' Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

Guest readers this month are Limerick's own Mae Leonard and Co. Clare writer Eddie Stack.

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

Venue: The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick
Time: Tuesday @ 8:00 pm
Admission: Free
06.08.2014

2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year Competition

2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year Competition
In 2014 Over The Edge is continuing its exciting annual international creative writing competition. The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers worldwide. The total prize money is€1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of€700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2014. The winner in the poetry category will have one of the poems from her or his winning entry published in the April 2015 issue of Skylight 47 magazine.  Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland. Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or stories. Put your contact details on a separate sheet.  Criteria: fiction of up to three thousand words, three poems of up to forty lines, or one poem of up to one hundred lines. Any of the aforementioned is one entry. Multiple entries are acceptable but each must be accompanied by a fee. The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. A long-list will be announced at the August Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 (6.30-8pm).
Venue: 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway,
Admission: €10
T: 087-6431748
E: over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com
06.08.2014

Muse Open Mic

Muse Open Mic
Muse Open Mic provides a showcase for poets, musicians, singers, actors and prose writers to perform new and original material in a supportive environment. As each performer is limited to three minutes per slot, Muse Open Mic is always entertaining, occasionally thought-provoking and never dull.   If you wish to enquire about performing or attending the event, please contact Orla to book.
Venue: The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Time: Wednesday @ 7:00 pm
Admission: Free
E: find.a.muse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muse-Open-Mic/664089283674416?fref=ts
06.08.2014

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with John Wilkinson

Yeats International Summer School: Poetry Reading with John Wilkinson

 The Yeats International Summer School presents a poetry reading with John Wilkinson. John Wilkinson is an English poet living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago

Venue: Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo
Time: Wednesday @ 8.00pm
http://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-workshop-and-readings.html
14.08.2014

Des Geraghty on Brendan Behan

Des Geraghty on Brendan Behan

The Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with the Department of English Language and Literature in Mary Immaculate College presents the fourth in a series of public talks on 'Great Irish Writers' as part of the celebration of Limerick City of Culture 2014. Des Geraghty will deliver a presentation on Brendan Behan and his legacy in Irish literature in both the Irish and English languages.

Venue: King Johns Castle, Limerick
Time: Thursday @ 7.30pm
15.08.2014

Kilkenny Arts Festival: Poetry Workshop with Billy Collins

Kilkenny Arts Festival: Poetry Workshop with Billy Collins
Poetry Ireland in association with Kilkenny Arts Festival presents a poetry workshop with Billy Collins.

The workshop will focus on the progress of a poem as it moves through itself in search of an ending.

Participation is by application. Anyone wishing to take part in the workshop should submit up to 4 poems for consideration together with a brief note outlining previous publication details (if any) to info@poetryireland.ie by Friday 25th July. Successful applicants will be contacted early the following week.
Venue: The Heritage Council, Kilkenny
Time: Friday @ 11.00am
Admission: €25
16.08.2014

Two Day Writing Workshop with Kate Ennals

Two Day Writing Workshop with Kate Ennals

The two day workshop will include discussion on writing and cover a range of different topics such as poetry, free writing, character development, dialogue. There will also be the opportunity for each participant's work to be critiqued by the group.

There will be a limit of 10 places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For further information and to register, contact Kate Ennals on 0863737847/facebook or email kateennals@live.co.uk.
Venue: Cana House (behind St Felim’s School) Farnham St, Cavan Town
Time: Saturday @ 10.00am & Sunday @ 10.00am
Admission: €45 (includes light lunch)

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