Street Spectacle to invade Galway

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The streets of Galway will be invaded by the colourful and the bizarre with dancing lobsters, pink aliens, architecturally-aware red balls, and giant mechanical dragons, as the Galway International Arts Festival’s Street Spectacle acts take residence this month.

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Galway Festival Radio on Flirt FM

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

GALWAY FESTIVAL Radio is Flirt FM’s major coverage of the festival season in Galway city and coverage starts on Monday.

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Safe Sex & Unprotected Poetry

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

SAFE SEX & Unprotected Poetry is where music, poetry, performance, comedy, and songwriting collide, as well as featuring a man Tom Waits said is “blowing my mind.”

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Ted Hughes - the Galway connection

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

TED HUGHES, the English poet regarded as one of the greatest of the post-war era, will be celebrated at an event in County Galway.

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A summer evening of poetry

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

THE POET Eamon Grennan will give a rare public reading of his work at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library.

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It’s all happening at the Colours Fringe Festival

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

THE JULY festival season was ushered in this week by the Colours Fringe Festival which features events taking place across the city until Tuesday 8.

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Celebrate the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

POET, NOVELIST, songwriter, journalist - Patrick Kavanagh - was born 110 years ago in Monaghan, and his life and works will be celebrated at two events in Galway city.

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Westide Library to host Galway’s biggest open-mic

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

GALWAY’S BIGGEST open-mic for prose writers and poets will take place in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, on Wednesday July 9 from 6pm to 8pm.

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Over The Edge reading

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

THREE AMERICANS, a Canadian, and two Irish people will read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library, Thursday June 26 at 6.30pm.

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‘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.

The total prize money is €1,000, with the best fiction entry winning €300; the best poetry entry winning €300; and the overall winner receiving an additional €400 and a slot as a featured reader at Over The Edge in 2014/15, and a hamper of books from Kenny’s Bookshop.

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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.

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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.

The event takes place in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, on Saturday May 17 at 6pm.

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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.

The Song of Wandering Aengus is the first English-language book illustrated by Marcolin and published by County Galway company Futa Fata, which normally publishes works as Gaeilge.

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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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