Cúirt presents Conversations on Craft, a series of events to exercise the formal muscles of writers at every stage of their development. A series of webinars with live Q&As, these events will see contemporary writers take a forensic look at how some of the world’s best make their craft sing. These focused, illuminating discussions on form, structure and the creative process are not to be missed.

Olivia Laing’s work embodies a multitude of formal hybridities, ranging from memoir, to cultural criticism, fiction, close reading of text and visual art. Her ability to flow across generic boundaries is the mark of a mind harmonising argumentative rigour and imaginative ingenuity, and her thinking on solitude, crisis, art and freedom is justly celebrated. We’re delighted to welcome her to Cúirt with her most recent book of essays, Everybody: A Book About Freedom (Picador).

Olivia is joined in conversation by essayist and non-fiction writer, Brian Dillon.

A number of subsidised places are available, please email info@cuirt.ie to request one.

This is a live event and will have a Q&A at the end.  If you’d like to ask a question, you can do so via the Zoom Webinar Q&A function.

Event Location

Online (Zoom)

A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to participants near to the day of the event.

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