Far From Literature We Were Reared

Writer Conor Montague.

Writer Conor Montague.

A NIGHT of short stories, music and song, spoken word, and literary craic will make up Far From Literature We Were Reared in the Róisín Dubh this Sunday at 8pm.

Far From Literature, hosted by writer, academic, and DJ Conor Montague and singer-songwriter Seamus Ruttledge, is the closing event of this year’s Cúirt festival.

Reading on the night will be the award winning short story writer Alan McMonagle, whose second story collection Psychotic Episodes has just been published by Arlen House; journalist Olaf Tyaransen, whose work has been published in Hotpress, Mojo, and Time Out. His forthcoming book will be entitled Minding The Gap.

The Galway Advertiser arts editor Kernan Andrews will read from his comic short story How Ciara Became A Wolf; playwright, poet, and fiction writer Aideen Henry will read her short story Hugging Thistles; Galway comedian John Donnellan will read; as will the award winning Belfast poet and playwright Paul McMahon.

There will also be readings from members of the Abandoned Darlings group - Laura Ann Caffrey, Fiona Farrelly, Helena Kilty, Paul McCarrick, Ruth Quinlan - made up of students from the 2011/2012 MA in writing at NUI Galway. Other readers are Emma Comerford, Hugo Seale, and Charlie Adley.

Tuam will be represented by Seamus Ruttledge, who will perform Elementary Chaos, a series of spoken word pieces dealing with male stereotypes and international affairs; Kevin O’Dwyer will present My Murphy, a portrait of the work of Tom Murphy; while Midie Corcoran will perform the one man show Bringing Home Last Year’s Turf.

Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, from the Ticket Desk at OMG, Shop Street (formerly Zhivago ), and The Róisín Dubh.

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