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FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Cúirt 2018

WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS ARE ON OFFER AT CUIRT? The Cúirt programme features poetry, prose, music and spoken word. It also includes theatre, talks, masterclasses, family events and exhibitions as well as the popular annual series of workshops and talks for children and teenagers, Cúirt Labs. Browse the full programme here. HOW DO I

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Announcing IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Cúirt and The Irish Writers Centre invited ambitious young writers aged 18-26 to apply to participate in the inaugural IWC / Cúirt Young Writers Delegates Programme. The selected IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates are Jack Sheenan, Gloria McNeely, Supriya Dhaliwal, and Rachel Sargent who will be attending the 2018 Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The selected four

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Family-Friendly and Children’s Events at Cúirt 2018

This year's Cúirt line-up includes an entertaining programme for children and teenagers gathering writers, storytellers and illustrators for talks, workshops and exhibitions. On Saturday 28 April, join Galway writer Deirdre Sullivan, illustrator Karen Vaughan, writer and journalist Anna Carey and illustrator Sam Winston, (artist and illustrator behind this year’s Cúirt programme cover) for a full day of

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Calling all Book Clubs!

You’ve probably read their books … Now you can hear these authors read at Cuírt.  Part of the magic of a literary festival is to sink into a warm theatre seat in the company of fellow book-afficionados. Authors readings from their works give you the opportunity to  forget about everyday life for a few

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Leading Authors to Read at Free Events in Galway Libraries as Part of Cúirt

This year Cúirt continues its successful partnership with Galway City and County Libraries with visiting authors reading from their work at free events in Westside, Ballybane and Gort libraries on Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April.   The participating authors are:  Kathleen Winter, internationally renowned Canadian author, who will read at Gort Library (Church Road, Gort, Co. Galway) at 11am on Thursday 26th April.  Kathleen will also read at Cúirt alongside Billy O’Callaghan at 4pm on

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Irish Language Events at Cúirt 2018

This year’s Cúírt programme features a strong commitment to Irish-language writing. Irish-language events include ‘Cúirt Cois Fharraige’ - a number of special events that support contemporary writing by local Gaeltacht writers and foster writing skills in young Irish-language authors of the future. Presented by Cúirt in association with Ealaín na Gaeltachta and Poetry Ireland

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Steve Wall, Julie Feeney, Finghin Collins and More Explore Music and Words at Cúirt

Songwriters and musicians including Steve Wall, Julie Feeney, Finghin Collins and Danny Diamond explore the connection between music and words at Cúirt International Festival of Literature This year's eclectic line-up for Cúírt 2018 looks at literature across a number of art forms, including music. In a new departure, the programme will feature a number

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Sebastian Barry to Join Cúirt 2018 Line-up

Sebastian Barry, the award-winning author and new Laureate for Irish Fiction, has been added to the line-up for the 2018 Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Barry will join acclaimed Irish novelist, Paul Lynch in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday April 26 at 8pm. BOOK TICKETS HERE. MORE EVENT INFO HERE. Born in Dublin in

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Deadline Extended for Spoken Word Platform to Monday 9 April

Would you like to take part in our Spoken Word platform on Saturday April 28 as part of Cúirt 2018? **Please submit entries by MONDAY 9 APRIL** Open submissions are invited for a poem or fiction piece and entry is open to all. This high-energy event will showcase both poetry and short fiction. Performers will have

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Applications Open for Young Writer Delegates Programme at Cúirt 2018

Applications are now open (until Wednesday April 4) for ambitious young writers aged 18-26 to apply to participate in the inaugural Irish Writers Centre/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates programme.  The successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend and contribute to the 2018 Cúirt International Festival of Literature. ELIGIBILITY This programme is open to writers aged 18-26 living

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