From the drill to the quill

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Des Kavanagh’s poems are full of the names of people and places he knows or has known well. Names are great familiarisers and Kavanagh’s Ireland is a close and familiar place. But it also bears within it the ache of absence, not just for specific people, but for the world they inhabited, a world that made them and that they also made. Kavanagh’s ancestral Inishowen in Donegal, his family, in it’s old and new generations, often provide the pivot that turns him to the past, although it also allows for glimpses of the future, through children and grandchildren — so said the late Seamus Deane of the Galway poet.

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Brian Arkins - new poetry collection

Thu, Mar 24, 2022

BRIAN ARKINS, professor emeritus of Classics at NUI, Galway, will launch his new collection of poems, Towards a Credo, tomorrow evening, Friday March 25.

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Poetry and fiction at Over The Edge

Wed, Mar 16, 2022

TWO POETS and a fiction writer will be the main readers at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom on Thursday March 24 at 6.30pm.

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Groundbreaking new book on Irish trad to be launched

Thu, Mar 03, 2022

A GROUNDBREAKING new book on Irish traditional music, particularly the music of the Aran Islands, will be launched next week.

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Galway author nominated for European Union Prize for Literature

Thu, Mar 03, 2022

MADAME LAZARE, the Irish language novel by Galway author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, has been nominated for the European Prize for Literature 2022.

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Russian writer to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Feb 17, 2022

THE WRITERS Polina Cosgrave, Sharon Black, Claire Loader, and Vincent Flannery will read from their work at the February Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom.

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Edel Coffey and Miriam O’Callaghan at Cúirt 2022

Mon, Feb 07, 2022

EDEL COFFEY, the former Sunday Tribune editor and now a best selling novelist, will be in conversation with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan at Cúirt 2022.

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Looking anew at James Joyce’s Galway connections

Thu, Feb 03, 2022

THIS YEAR marks the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking work of modernist fiction, Ulysses, but while that book, and its author, are profoundly rooted in Dublin, Joyce himself had Galway connections.

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Take a stroll through Joyce’s Ulysses

Thu, Feb 03, 2022

A GALWAY made, two-part radio drama adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses will be aired on Newstalk on February 6 and 13 at 7am.

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Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

Thu, Feb 03, 2022

THE ANNUAL Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, takes place in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, on Friday February 11 at 6pm.

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What a Complete Aisling authors to read at Cúirt 2022

Mon, Jan 24, 2022

SARAH BREEN and Emer McLysaght, the authors of the immensely popular Aisling comic novels, and young adult fiction writer Bethany Rutter, will read at Cúirt 2022.

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Representation matters - Breaking Ground Ireland at Cúirt 2022

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

IN APRIL, Galway will host a landmark project showcasing and celebrating 80 writers and illustrators from ethnic minority backgrounds in Ireland.

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Cúirt New Writing Prize 2022 seeks entries

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

The Cúirt New Writing Prize 2022 is seeking entries for its poetry and short fiction categories, while the judges will be novelist Lisa McInerney and poet Gail McConnell.

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Kae Tempest - live at the Róisín Dubh

Mon, Jan 17, 2022

KAE TEMPEST, the award winning poet, spoken word artist, and Sunday Times bestselling author releases a new album in April, the same month they play the Róisín Dubh.

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Poets and playwrights go Over The Edge

Thu, Jan 13, 2022

POETS AND playwrights, and the launch of issue 15 of Skylight 47, will make up the first Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2022.

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Galway Arts Centre New Year poetry workshops

Thu, Dec 23, 2021

STARTING IN January, the Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, facilitated by the acclaimed poet Kevin Higgins.

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Final Over The Edge of 2021

Thu, Dec 09, 2021

TWO LOCAL writers - Denise Commins and Ódhrán Reidy - and an American writer - Sue Pace - will read at the Final Over The Edge of 2021.

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New anthology of children’s stories by working class writers

Thu, Dec 02, 2021

LAND OF The Ever Young is a new anthology of writing for children by working class authors - the final volume in a trilogy of working people’s writing from contemporary Ireland.

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New poetry collection from Denis Mockler

Thu, Dec 02, 2021

THE POET and singer-songwriter, Denis Mockler, will launch his latest collection of poetry live on Facebook this Saturday, December 4, at 6.30pm.

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New Year online creative writing classes

Thu, Dec 02, 2021

WITH 2021 winding to a close and 2022 on the horizon, many will be looking ahead to what they can finally get around to doing in the New Year.

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