Essential Conversations at Cúirt 2021

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

RACE, FEMINISM, climate change, the alt-right, the Covid pandemic - some of the key and most urgent issues of our time, will be discussed and debated at this month’s Cúirt festival.

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Cúirt / Over The Edge showcase 2021

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

THE 15TH annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature/Over The Edge showcase for emerging writers returns on Thursday, April 22nd at 1pm, via Zoom.

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Summer poetry workshops with Kevin Higgins

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

STARTING May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, each taught by the poet Kevin Higgins.

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Over The Edge Fiction Slam 2021

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

THE ANNUAL Over The Edge Fiction Slam, where fiction and prose writers have a chance to read their work to the public, returns on Friday April 9 at 8pm.

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Three poets go Over The Edge

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

THE POETS Helen Ivory, Bill Richardson, and Sadhbh Goodwin will read at the next Over The Edge which will take place via Zoom on Thursday March 25 at 6.30pm.

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Cúirt’s Super Springtime

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Here at Cúirt Literary Festival, we love all things books and literature! With Saint Patrick’s Day around the corner and spring well and truly underway (fine stretch in the evenings, isn’t there?!), we decided to compile a list of what we believe are excellent recent releases in children’s literature. We hope this list inspires and occupies your children during these beautiful spring evenings. Read on to find out all about our Paddy’s Day Limerick Competition! The winner will receive a whopping €200 cash prize!

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New Galway novel explores embattled family farming life

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

AN AGEING Irish farmer, Íosac Mulgannon, is trying to keep hold of his farm. He may be going senile, and as these twin battles rage, he seeks to protect and care for a mute boy, burdened with a particular curse.

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Pure Gold - strangeness and familiarity off the Mayo coast

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

"ABOVE WAS streaked blue, so divinely blue you’d believe in angels, so bright you couldn’t glance at it and not shudder...and amongst this hazy backdrop, I could hear the distant shearing of every make of lawn on the Island."

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Jake Arden to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

JAKE ARDEN, the son of the writers and activists Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden, will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom.

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Women Writers of the West - a new online book club

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

AWARD WINNING Galway writers Elaine Feeney, Mary Costello, and Nuala O’Connor will be the focus of the opening weeks of a new online book club - Women Writers of the West.

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2021 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Rita Ann Higgins, one of Galway's most original and outspoken poets, will be among those taking part in the 2021 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase.

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‘Lockdown Diaries’ - seeking stories of older people's experience of the pandemic

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

THE GALWAY County Council and Galway Public Libraries are seeking submissions from older residents of Galway city and county to reflect on life in Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cúirt New Writing Prize deadline looms

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature New Writing Prize is open for submissions, with poems and short stories being sought.

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Over The Edge - the birthday edition

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

IF OVER The Edge were a person, it would now be eligible to vote and legally drink alcohol. This month, the literary reading series celebrates its 18th birthday with readings from Kathryn Slattery, Ciaran O’Rourke, and Stephen McNulty.

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Kevin Higgins' online poetry workshops

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

KEVIN HIGGINS, the acclaimed Galway based poet, will host three online poetry workshops, starting in January, and facilitated by the Galway Arts Centre.

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New Year online creative writing classes

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

IT IS said everyone has a book in them, or perhaps a poem, or a short story. Whichever it may be, if getting it onto paper is your ambition for 2021, then a new series of classes will help.

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The worker's voice in prose

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

“THE COOKS, the cleaners, the porters: unsung heroes on the frontline” was one of the most memorable headlines to appear in an Irish newspaper this year - and perhaps the most pointedly accurate.

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A Wiser Girl – new novel from Moya Roddy

Wed, Dec 09, 2020

IT IS 1975. Second Wave Feminism is in full flow and a young woman, escaping a failed relationship, travels to Italy to make her dream of becoming an artist a reality.

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Cúirt Festival announces 2021 dates

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

GALWAY'S LITERARY festival, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced the dates for its 2021 festival, which will take place between Wednesday April 21 and Sunday 25.

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Fantasy, mediaeval France, and a skylark

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

NINA ORAM, the author of the young adult fiction trilogy, The Carrowkeel Series, will be among the featured readers at next week's Over The Edge: Open Reading.

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