Charlie Adley’s craft of writing course

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Writer Charlie Adley’s popular Craft of Writing Course returns to Galway’s Westside Resource Centre this September 8 for eight weeks.

“My course is designed for anyone who would like to improve their writing skills, from complete novices to published novelists,” explains Charlie. “Just as carpenters must learn how to use their tools, all writers benefit from learning the craft of writing. Anyone can learn this craft. There is no mystery to it.”

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Countdown to 2016 Galway Pride Festival

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

IT PROMISES to be the biggest Pride festival Galway has yet seen, and there are only a few days to go before the Rainbow Pride flag is raised in Eyre Square for the festival's opening ceremony.

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Galway Arts Centre creative writing classes

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

CREATIVE WRITING classes with the poet and short story writer Susan Millar DuMars, suitable for beginner and continuing creative writing students, take place in the Galway Arts Centre next month.

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New art classes from Jennifer Cunningham

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

THE MULTI-AWARD winning Galway artist Jennifer Cunningham is taking bookings for her one day art workshops on Sundays August 20 and 27, and Monday 28.

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Inis Mór to host Liam and Tom O’Flaherty festival

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

FÉILE NA bhFlaitheartach 2016, the annual festival celebrating the work of Galway left-wing writers Liam and Tom O’Flaherty, takes place on Inis Mór, the Aran Islands, on August 27 and 28.

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New book explores Galway's influence on James Joyce

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

"MY WIFE is from Galway city," James Joyce told a London literary agent in 1918 when his writings began to attract international attention, and that woman and Galway had a major impact on the Dubliner.

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Galway Arts Centre poetry workshops

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

THE POET Kevin Higgins will give a series of poetry workshops, for different levels of experience, at the Galway Arts Centre, starting in September.

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Dancing To The End Of Love - new novel by Adrian White

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

AN INTERNATIONALLY successful singer and a novelist begin a stormy, passionate affair, but only when their daughter is born, do the couple realise just how different they are.

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Galway memoir of an unforgettable romance

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

WHEN GALWAYWOMAN Charlie O'Sullivan goes for a fun holiday in Italy, finding love is the last thing on her mind, but on her first night in Milan, she meets Roberto.

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GTI to host creative writing classes

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

CREATIVE WRITING classes for beginners and intermediate level, take place in the Galway Technical Institute in September.

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How well do you know your other half?

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

"WHAT ARE his favourite pair of socks?”, “How does she like her bacon?” If you think you could answer these kind of questions about your partner, you should take part in The Newlyweds Game.

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Justin Conboy to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

JUSTIN CONBOY, the Salthill based writer, whose debut novel Code Thief was published in May, will read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library on Thursday July 14 at 6.30pm.

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Galway to celebrate Patrick Kavanagh

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

PATRICK KAVANAGH was a novelist, songwriter, and columnist with the RTÉ Guide, but he was above all one of the giants of 20th century Irish poetry and literature.

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Who do you think you are? - GIAF First Thought Talks

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

IDENTITY - ONE word but it covers a multitude of aspects within an individual. There is personal identity, political identity, cultural identity, national identity, sexual identity, and, more than ever before, a focus on gender identity that calls into question the idea of gender itself.

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Jazz festival to return in October

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

THE GALWAY Jazz Festival, described by The Irish Times as “a boutique festival with a big heart and growing international credibility”, returns from October 7 to 9 with three full days of music spread across the city.

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New children's book from Geraldine Mills launches this evening

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

TWIN BOYS Esper and Starn live in a grim world which has been almost laid waste by massive volcanic explosions. Very little grows in Orchard, which used to be a fruit-growing area, and the birds and insects are fast dying out.

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Read your story at the Westside open mic

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

THE WESTSIDE Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-mic, probably the biggest literary open-mic of the year, returns on Wednesday July 6 from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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Leading vocal coach to open student showcase in Galway

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

JOSHUA ALAMU, vocal coach to Fleur East, Little Mix, and The Voice contestants, and founder of Britain’s acclaimed artist development programme, Ultimate Artists, is coming to Galway.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show interactive Pride fundraiser

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

"IT'S JUST a jump to the left/and then a step to the right/put you hands on your hips/and bring your knees in tight/but it's the pelvic thrust/that really drives you insa-ie-ayee-ayee-yay-ane...let's do the timewarp again!"

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Colours Fringe Festival 2016

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

THE COLOURS Fringe Festival runs from Monday June 27 to Saturday July 2. The festival is in its seventh year and will host events on the NUI Galway campus and in the city centre.

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