‘Thought provoking’ - arts festival’s First Thought Talks

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

THE HEALTH of the nation is a dominant theme at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival’s First Thought talks series, which features public interviews with three leading doctors.

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Public lectures on Yeats and Joyce

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

JAMES JOYCE the playwright and the writers who influenced WB Yeats will be the subject of two public lectures from Prof Brian Arkins.

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Advanced fiction writing classes

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

AN ADVANCED class for people serious about writing short or long fiction with Galway writer Susan Millar DuMars takes place in September.

The classes take place on Fridays, starting September 19, from 2pm to 4pm, and runs for eight weeks. The maximum number students is five and classes will be held at 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle.

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Seventeen writers to read in a library

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

AWARD WINNING writer Martin Dyar, Alan McMonagle, Pete Mullineaux, and Susan Lindsay will be among the writers reading at an event in the Westside Library.

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Over The Edge writing competition seeks entries

Thu, May 29, 2014

THE 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition is seeking entries and is open to poets and fiction writers worldwide.

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Martin Dyar shortlisted for major award

Thu, May 22, 2014

WEST OF Ireland poet and NUI Galway graduate Martin Dyar, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Listowel Writers Week Pigott Poetry Prize.

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Over The Edge reading

Thu, May 22, 2014

AN IRISHWOMAN, an Italian, and a Canadian will read at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 29 at 6.30pm.

Dimitra Xidous is originally from Ottawa, Canada, but now lives in Dublin. She was a finalist in the 2014 Malahat Review Open Season Awards, and her debut poetry collection, Keeping Bees, was published recently by Doire Press.

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Public interview with Jimmy McGovern

Thu, May 15, 2014

JIMMY MCGOVERN, the screenwriter for Cracker, Hillsborough, and The Lakes, is coming to Galway to take part in a public interview about his life and work.

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Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

Thu, May 08, 2014

THREE POETS, a fiction writer, and a celebration of the poems of by the late Tom Duddy, will make up the May Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering.

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The Song of Wandering Aengus

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

WB YEATS’ The Song of Wandering Aengus has been published as a picturebook for children, illustrated by Italian artist Marina Marcolin.

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Launch of newly discovered Liam O’Flaherty satiric essay

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

LIAM O’FLAHERTY is celebrated as the author of such short stories as His First Flight, but there is another, often neglected side, to the Aran Islands writer.

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Wordhaus - marathons, footie, and music

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

NORTH POLE marathons, underground Irish music, and poems about football will all feature in the third Wordhaus event on Wednesday April 23 at 6.45pm.

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Creative writing workshops

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

THE FICTION writer and poet Susan Millar DuMars will host daytime classes in the Galway Arts Centre, for beginner and continuing creative writing students.

The class, which is suitable for those working in poetry or fiction, takes place on Mondays from 2.30pm to 4pm, starting May 12, and running for eight weeks.

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Stories, songs, craic, and Cúirt

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

WILD STORIES, outrageous incidents, music, and irreverent shenanigans will take place in the Róisín Dubh this Sunday, to bring the Cúirt festival to a high spirited close.

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Diarmuid de Faoite agus An Gobán Saor

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

DIARMUID DE Faoite continues his Seacht Scéal/Seven Sagas series of interactive storytelling for all ages, with another lunchtime show at An Taibhdhearc.

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Theo Dorgan to launch

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

POET, NOVELIST, and broadcaster Theo Dorgan will launch Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust’s latest series of Poems for Patience.

The launch will take place tomorrow at 11am in the Arts Corridor of UHG and is a part of the Cúirt festival. The theme for this year, the 11th in the series, is ‘We are not separate from the world’, and will see Mr Dorgan introduce 21 poems he has selected by Galway poets Moya Cannon, Rita Ann Higgins, Mary O’Malley, Patrick Deeley, as well as Samuel Green, Carol Ann Duffy, and Sharon Olds.

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What is that singer’s favourite book?

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

FROM THE lieder tradition in Germany to bands like Iron Maiden setting Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ to music, there has long been a connection between literature and song.

Musicians talking about their favourite books and writers, and the way in which literature influences their songs, will be at the heart of The Music Bookclub in the Róisín Dubh this Saturday at 3pm.

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Noir By Noirwest - dark fiction from Irish writers

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

FROM CRIME on Galway city streets to violence in trenches of WWI, the dark side of human nature is explored by 30 Galway writers in a major new short story collection.

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Over The Edge Cúirt reading

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

RUTH QUINLAN, Jennifer Matthews, Pat McDonnell, and Colm Scully will read at the Cúirt Over The Edge Showcase Reading.

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Cúirt launch for The Galway Review 2

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

The Galway Review 2, an anthology featuring an array of Galway writers, will be officially launched as part of the Cúirt festival.

The anthology, the second printed edition of The Galway Review, the literary magazine which has evolved from the popular online edition and literary page published in the Galway Advertiser, will be launched in the Dáil Bar on Tuesday at 8pm by Galway city arts officer James Harrold.

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