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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

2018-04-25T05:20:55+01:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-04-17T09:49:10+01:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-04-13T20:05:35+01:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-04-09T17:10:44+01:00By |Categories: News|

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

2018-03-22T10:24:19+01:00By |Categories: News|

Announcing Winners of Cúirt New Writing Prize

Cúirt is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Cúirt New Writing Prize Congratulations to Eoin Hegarty and Eimear O'Callaghan, winners of the 2018 Cúírt New Writing Prize in the poetry and short story categories respectively. The winner in the youth strand is Hannah Riordan. Sponsored by Tigh Neachtain and in memory of

2018-03-19T14:42:59+01:00By |Categories: News|

Press Release: Cúirt Announces 2018 Programme

Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced details of a diverse and eclectic programme, curated by its new Director, Dr. Emily Cullen. Leading Irish and international authors, an exploration of language across art forms and a strong commitment to Irish-language writing are at the heart of the 33rd Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which will

2018-03-13T11:19:26+01:00By |Categories: News|

Applications Invited for Poetry Ireland Bursary

Poetry Ireland and Cúirt International Festival of Literature are delighted to offer the Poetry Ireland Access Cúirt Bursary this spring *Deadline: Friday 30 March* This bursary will provide an emerging poet from a background that is currently statistically underrepresented in Irish poetry the opportunity to visit the festival and become immersed in the poetry programme.

2018-03-15T22:08:06+01:00By |Categories: News|

Volunteer for Cúirt 2018

Are you passionate about the arts? Would you like to gain valuable experience with a major cultural event and have a fun-filled time working with a fantastic bunch of people? If you share our passion we'd love to hear from you. Each year we recruit a large number of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for our annual festival. Volunteers are

2018-04-02T22:41:35+01:00By |Categories: News|

Press Release: 2018 Highlights Announced

Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced highlights of the 2018 festival, which runs from April 23 – 29 in Galway. The 2018 programme has been curated by the new Programme Director for Cúirt, Emily Cullen. The full festival line-up will be announced next February.   Contributors to the 33rd Cúirt International Festival of Literature

2018-03-13T11:23:27+01:00By |Categories: News|
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