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Cúirt's new weekly round up of recommendations. 1. The Audacity The Audacity and is an excellent new Newsletter from Roxane Gay featuring personal reflections, political commentary, reading recommendations and lots more. Gay will also share biweekly essays & interviews from an emerging writers and host a book club, focusing on books by

2021-01-24T14:52:12+00:00By |Categories: News|

Special Event: A Ghost in the Throat with Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, in partnership with Tramp Press and Kenny's Bookshop, present a special online event celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Throat,  the latest book from multi-award winning writer, Doireann Ní Ghríofa. Doireann Ní Ghríofa makes her prose debut with A Ghost in the Throat, weaving candid personal memoir with a literary mystery

2020-08-07T12:29:05+01:00By |Categories: News|

Special Event: The Wild Laughter with Caoilinn Hughes

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, in partnership with One World Publications and Dubray Books, present a special virtual event celebrating the launch of The Wild Laughter, the latest novel from Caoilinn Hughes on Wednesday 22nd July at 7pm. A Galway native, Caoilinn will be joined in conversation with Kevin Barry. The Wild Laughter is

2020-07-10T16:21:21+01:00By |Categories: News|

Cúirt to Host Digital Festival of Literature – Press Release

Cúirt is Bringing Literature Directly to You this Month Cúirt International Festival of Literature is pleased to announce that they will be present a digital festival this month. It will be broadcast online, entirely free of charge, between Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 April. Bringing Authors to Audiences Events include Jan Carson and Kevin Barry

2020-04-07T17:22:39+01:00By |Categories: News, Press|

Announcing The Cúirt Digital Festival Events Programme 2020

The Cúirt Festival Team is excited to announce its programme for its upcoming digital literary festival, taking place Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, 2020. A number of exciting events have been arranged in video and podcast formats, the times and dates for which can be found in the schedule below. All event

2020-04-06T15:45:53+01:00By |Categories: News|

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|