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Update: Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2020

Update: Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2020 In light of the current global pandemic, Ireland has imposed restrictions on cultural events in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19 through our population. At Cúirt, we have been undertaking contingency planning for a range of scenarios to ensure the safety of our authors and audiences.

2020-03-30T13:38:50+01:00By |Categories: News|

Winners of Cúirt New Writing Prize Announced

This week, Cúirt International Festival of Literature announced the winners of the Cúirt New Writing Prize. An annual competition, the Cúirt New Writing Prize allows the festival to support emerging writers and to highlight and showcase new voices. Prizes are awarded in two categories – short fiction, and poetry – and this year were

2020-03-26T16:32:43+00:00By |Categories: News|

Appointment of Head of Literature / Cúirt Director

Photo credit: Eoin Carey Galway Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Sasha de Buyl as Head of Literature with Galway Arts Centre and Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Sasha brings a wealth of experience to Galway Arts Centre having held roles as a programmer, creative producer and literature development

2019-10-31T12:43:12+00:00By |Categories: News|

#wearethepoets Poems

Cúirt in association with Laureate na nÓg, Sarah Crossan and Claddagh National School are delighted to present a showcase of poetry by the children of Claddagh National School who have been working on this special project with poets, Geraldine Mills and Terry McDonagh. “Once you say the words ‘I am a poet’ or ‘we

2019-04-18T14:17:08+01:00By |Categories: News|

Volunteers Wanted

Cuirt International Festival of Literature is recruiting volunteers for this year’s festival. If you love literature and enjoy meeting new people please contact or phone 091 565886. The festival runs from 8-14th of April. For more general information on the festival feel free to get in touch with

2019-03-25T17:09:09+00:00By |Categories: News|

Cúirt Labs 2019 – 4 days across multiple ages!

Monday 8th | SOLD OUT | Wednesday 10th | SOLD OUT Friday 12th April  |  Nuns Island Theatre  |  10.00am – 11.00pm (Bilingual) 11.30am - 12.30pm (As gaeilge, this event is in Irish only, ideal for students of gael choláiste) Áine Ní Ghlinn Cúirt Labs for Post Primary Junior Cycle This new addition to

2019-03-27T09:55:19+00:00By |Categories: News|

Call for Applications for the EMERGING WRITER ON TOUR

Call for Applications for the EMERGING WRITER ON TOUR for the year 2019 and 2020 organized by Cúirt International Festival of Literature, the Vilenica International Literary Festival and the Festival of World Literature as part of the two-year European project Read Me I am Yours OVERVIEW The project Read Me I am Yours is the joint endeavour of three eminent literary organisations with an

2019-01-24T18:54:21+00:00By |Categories: News|

First Names Announced for Cúirt 2019

Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced some highlights of the 2019 festival which will run from April 8 - 14 in Galway. The full festival line-up will be announced in early March. Contributors to the 34th Cúirt International Festival of Literature will include: American novelist, Joshua Cohen, listed in 2017 as one of Granta’s ‘Best of’ Young American

2019-03-14T11:03:34+00:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-04-24T09:58:30+01:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-04-27T19:31:30+01:00By |Categories: News|