Mar 11 2021
Cúirt director Sasha de Buyl on the writers and essential conversations that will makeup Galway’s literary festival
MERE DAYS after the programme for the 2020 Cúirt International Festival of Literature was announced, the Republic of Ireland went into Lockdown. And yet, in the face of that unprecedented setback, Cúirt emerged triumphant.
Between the launch in mid-March and the festival itself in late April, Cúirt switched from being an event that took place in theatres, bars, stages, and streets, to being an online event, watched via phones, laptops, and tablets. Every evening, an average of 3,800 people watched live; 15,000 watched the events in the days following, and overall 30,000 tuned into the premiere Galway literary event.
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