We kick off the 2022 programme at Cúirt with our New Writing Showcase! We’re delighted to share some of the finest emerging artists at work this year, so don’t miss the chance to encounter some new names as they break onto the scene. This year’s new writers include selected writers from the Over the Edge Literary Series and Skylight 47, as well as the winners of the annual Cúirt New Writing Prize.

Sadhbh Goodwin has published work in the Wild Words anthology and Comhar Óg magazine. They have been a featured poet at Lime Square Poets and Over the Edge, and write in both English and Gailege.

D’or Seifer regularly contributes her poetry to On the Nail, Filí an Tí Bháin, and Over the Edge. Her works have recently been published in The Galway Advertister and Skylight 47, and she also co-runs Lime Square Poets, an online poetry gathering.

Hannah Ward produces her works of poetry while attending university. Her pieces have been published in the Galway Advertiser on their Vox Galvia creative writing page, and she has performed at Over the Edge reading events. 

Flávia Simas was born and raised in Goiás, Brazil, where she completed her studies and earned a Master’s Degree in Linguistics. Flávia is interested in literature as a means to express the shared humanity of our daily struggles. Her work has appeared at the rabble.ie, Elephant Journal, and at the special edition of Skylight 47 published in 2019. 

Our MC for the Showcase is Susan Miller Dumars. Her most recent publication, Naked: New and Selected Poems (Salmon Press), embodies her life as a poet in 20th century America and in Ireland during the 21st. 

Winners of the 2022 Cúirt New Writing Prize for Short Fiction and Poetry will also be featured.

With special thanks to Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars at Over the Edge and our judges for the 2022 New Writing Prize, Gail McConnell and Lisa McInerney.


Event Location

The Mick Lally Theatre

Druid Lane,

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