Search Results for 'the Cirt International Festival'

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Simon Armitage - British Poet Laureate comes to Cúirt

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SIMON ARMITAGE combines an ability to speak to a broad, non-specialist audience – he is one of the few living British poets the bloke down The Dog and Duck might be able to name – with a knack for acquiring establishment accolades.

‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

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THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

‘I feel a huge amount of excitement to be appointed as the director of Cúirt

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Last week, Sasha de Buyl-Pisco made her first visit to Galway following her appointment as both the new director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and head of literature at Galway Arts Centre.

'Literature did count for something and the authorities could be frightened of it'

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Declan Kiberd has long been one of our most lively and illuminating literary critics and next week, at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, he will discuss his latest book, After Ireland.

'I always try to deal with serious issues with humour'

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Among the many fine writers coming to Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos. The author of three bitingly funny books, Down The Rabbit Hole, Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You A Dog, he delivers sharply satirical, sometimes surreal, depictions of Mexico’s political and economic instability and inequity, and its crime problems.

Tom French’s variations of the sonnet

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TOM FRENCH'S fifth collection, The Last Straw (The Gallery Press) exudes a deep sense of warmth even before it is opened. The painting illustrating the cover, Sunset, by Sadie Mackie, invites the reader to open the book and to revel in its content.

‘We have to put our biases under the microscope'

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EMILY CULLEN is a poet, an academic, a harpist, and, in April, will preside over her first Cúirt International Festival of Literature as programme director. Cúirt has been a passion since her student days, and now in a position to run the festival, she has a vision for it that places 'diversity' at its core.

Creative writing course for young people

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DANI GILL, author of the poetry collection After Love, and the former director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, is to host a creative writing seminar for teenagers.

My Fellow Sponges Cúirt concert

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GALWAY PROG-folk band My Fellow Sponges will play a one-off lunchtime concert, in the Ruby Room, The King's Head, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

William McCarthy - Music For The People

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WILLIAM MCCARTHY was songwriter and vocalist of the American indie rock band Augustines, but since that band's split, he has embarked on a solo journey as a singer-songwriter, storyteller, visual artist, and troubadour.

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