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Cúirt 2024

Town Hall Theatre

This year’s festival offers an exciting programme that will present new ideas, offer inspiration, and allow for conversation and reflection. Cúirt celebrates stories and ideas, with readings, discussions, workshops, and performances that bring writers and readers together. As ever, we’re thrilled to host a wide selection of world-class authors who are at the pinnacle of their writing careers, as well as introducing you to compelling new voices and debut authors.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this festival happen: our festival team and volunteers, the Galway Arts Centre, our funders, sponsors and partners, our venues and venue staff, our booksellers, everyone who has offered help and advice, and above all, to our wonderful authors, artists, and audience. We’re looking forward to celebrating 40 years of Cúirt with you in 2025.

For the complete listing and details for all events please see the Cúirt Website

Sat 20th
14:00 The Whole Wild World Bus Tour An Taibhdhearc FREE
Tues 23rd
13:00 Poems for Patience Launch Arts Corridor
University Hospital Galway
FREE
14:30 Alice Kinsella: The Fragmentary Self: On Form and Identity O'Donoghue Theatre BUY
17:30 New Writing Showcase The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
18:30 Cúirt Book Club Online: Mary O'Donoghue Online - Zoom BUY
19:30 Nuala O'Connor: Seaborne Book Launch The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
21:00 Jo Burns and Emily Cooper: The Conversation Launch MacNeill's Pub,
The Hardiman Hotel
FREE
Weds 24th
10:00 Daljit Nagra: Innovating the Lyric (Workshop) Online - Faber Academy BUY
10:00 Sacha White: Making Poems from History (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
10:30 Frames of Refrence: Literary Journals The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
12:00 Joey Connolly: Developing as a Writer (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
13:00 Clemens Meyer: While We Were Dreaming Bank of Ireland Theatre
13:30 Compassionate Fiction: Jan Carson and Patrick deWitt The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
14:00 Lucy Caldwell: Having Fun with Form (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
16:00 A Deep Well of Want': Photographs and Archives of McGahern Country University Library FREE
17:00 Poetry Reading: Nick Laird, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Miriam Gamble The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
18:30 Cúirt Book Club Online: Maggie Armstrong Online - Zoom BUY
20:00 An Evening with Colin Barret, Lucy Caldwell and Glenn Patterson The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
21:00 Simon Costello and Miriam Gamble Book Launch MacNeill's Pub,
The Hardiman Hotel
FREE
Thurs 25th
10:00 Una Mannion: Editing Fiction Fiction: Improving Your Draft Scene by Scene (Workshop) (1/3) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
10:30 Frames of Reference: Translation The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
11:00 Brenda Shaughnessy: Deflections, Deceptions and Misunderstandings Poetry (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
13:00 Róise Ní Bhaoill: Imram An Taibhdhearc BUY
14:00 Carrying Grief: Balsam Karam and Noel O'Regan The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
14:00 University of Galway: Masters in Creative Writing Showcase MacNeill's Pub,
The Hardiman Hotel
BUY
17:30 Lineage of Secrets: Molly Hennigan and Clair Wills An Taibhdhearc BUY
18:30 Elaine Feeney: All Good Things You Deserve Launch The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
18:30 Cinema Book Club X Cúirt: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Pálás
19:00 Open Mic MacNeill's Pub,
The Hardiman Hotel
FREE
20:30 Annie MacManus: The Mess We're In An Taibhdhearc BUY
Fri 26th
10:00 Richard Skinner: Life-writing Masterclass (Workshop) Online - Faber Academy BUY
10:30 Frames of Reference: Editing Non-Fiction with Jacques Testard and Polly Barton The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
11:00 Molly Hennigan: Finding your Voice: Essay-writing for Beginners (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
13:00 Growing up in the Troubles: Máiría Cahill and Martin Doyle Town Hall Theatre BUY
13:00 Debut Novels: Ferdia Lennon and Colin Walsh An Taibhdhearc BUY
16:00 Poetry Reading: Leontia Flynn, Erika Meitner and Scott McKendry The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
16:00 Dinnseachas: The Lore of Places - Kerry An Taibhdhearc BUY
17:30 Family Affair: Una Mannion and Paul Murray Town Hall Theatre BUY
18:00 ROPES launch The Oyster Bar,
The Hardiman Hotel
FREE
19:00 Bryan Washington: Family Meal The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
19:00 Jackie Uí Chionna: Queen of Codes An Taibhdhearc BUY
20:30 Lemn Sissay: Let the Light Pour In Town Hall Theatre BUY
Sat 27th
10:00 The Slug & the Snail / An Seilide agus an Seilide An Taibhdhearc BUY
10:30 Frames of Reference: Poetry The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
11:00 Leon Diop and Brianna Fitzsimmons: Black & Irish Workshop O'Donoghue Centre BUY
11:00 Kid's Storytime Charlie Byrnes FREE
12:00 Young Writer Delegates Showcase MacNeill's Pub,
The Hardiman Hotel
FREE
13:00 Let it Be a Tale: Rafeef Ziadah An Taibhdhearc BUY
13:30 Omnivore: Food, Writing and Art The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
14:00 Thomas Morris: The Short Story: Editing and Revising Your Own Work (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
14:30 Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers & Everyday Heros Town Hall Theatre BUY
16:00 Obsessions with Violence: Susannah Dickey and Mark O'Connell An Taibhdhearc BUY
16:00 Rafeef Ziadah: Poetry and Resistance (Workshop) O'Donoghue Centre BUY
17:30 Paul Lynch: Prophet Song Town Hall Theatre BUY
17:30 Katherine O'Donnell: Slant The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
19:00 Sinéad Gleeson: Hagstone An Taibhdhearc BUY
20:30 An Evening with John Banville and Mike McCormack Town Hall Theatre BUY
21:00 Poetry Reading: Joey Connolly, Abigail Parry and K Patrick The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
Sun 28th
11:00 Palestinian Voices: Rafeef Ziadah and Amanie Issa The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
11:30 Story Tellers: Oein DeBharduin & Richard O'Leary An Taibhdhearc BUY
12:00 Kid's Storytime Charlie Byrne's Bookshop FREE
13:00 The Stinging Fly Podcast with Caoilinn Hughes Town Hall Theatre BUY
14:00 Into the Witchwood The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
14:30 The Short Story: Mary Costello and Thomas Morris An Taibhdhearc BUY
16:00 Edel Coffey: In Her Place Town Hall Theatre BUY
14:00 Softening Corners, a gathering at Cúirt with curator Cecelia Graham and artist Jennie Moran (Workshop) Engage Studios BUY
17:00 Debut Novels: Nicola Dinan and K Patrick The Mick Lally Theatre BUY
18:00 Homeplace: Katriona O'Sullivan and Kieran Yates An Taibhdhearc BUY
19:30 Poetry Reading: Susannah Dickey, Elaine Feeney, Rita Ann Higgins, Jackie Kay, Town Hall Theatre BUY
 

For more details and the complete listing for all events please see the Cúirt Website



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