Two mercilessly honest women poets

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

OF LATE, it has been in vogue for male publishers to publish young women poets. Some people think this has something to do with feminism. However, male publishers tend to be less interested in emerging woman poets over 40 – an age when many women, having raised families, begin seriously writing poems.

Both Attracta Fahy and Mary Madec are poets who lived full lives before they began publishing poems. Fahy’s debut, Dinner In The Fields, is published by innovative UK small press Fly On The Wall, while Madec’s third collection, The Egret Lands With News From Other Parts, was brought into the world by Jessie Lendennie’s Salmon Poetry - a press which puts the rest of Irish poetry publishing to collective shame when it comes to platforming alternative voices.

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Sebastian Barry - live online from Kenny's Bookshop

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

"OUR BOOKSHOPS are the lighthouses for every writerly boat on the ocean. Without them we cannot set sail. They are the little churches and heroic temples of our endeavours."

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Last of Liam O’Flaherty’s banned novels is finally republished

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

LIAM O'FLAHERTY'S banned novel, The Martyr, has just been republished by Nuascéalta, 87 years since its first and only publication in 1933.

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Tariq Ali to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

"THE SERVICE of great kings may carry its own rewards, but the service of truth goes unrewarded and is, for that very reason, worth far more.”

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Life will be different - Rita Ann Higgins' Covid poems

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

ONE OF the most direct and immediate responses to the Covid crisis from any Irish artist, has come from the pen of Galway poet, Rita Ann Higgins.

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Over The Edge September reading

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

THE WRITERS Ron Silliman, Molly Harris, and Fintan Coughlan will read from their works at the September Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom.

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The Dilemma - new poetry from Danielle Holian

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

THE DILEMMA, a work in three chapters charting the loving, breaking, and healing of a relationship, is the second poetry collection from Galway writer Danielle Holian.

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Poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

GALWAY ARTS Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, starting in September, and facilitated by the poet Kevin Higgins.

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An online evening with Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

THE MULTI-award winning writer, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, will read from her new work, A Ghost in the Throat, in a special online event, taking place later this month.

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Three poets go Over The Edge

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

THE POETS Knute Skinner, Derek Coyle, and Sinead Mongan will read from their work at the August Over The Edge: Open Reading via Zoom on Thursday August 27 from 6.30pm.

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Bard Yard to host Belfast poet Elizabeth McGeown

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

BELFAST POET Elizabeth McGeown, a four time finalist in the All-Ireland Poetry Slam, will read at this week's Bard Yard, Galway's new, online, poetry open mic event.

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Autumn Creative Writing Classes

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

THE POET Kevin Higgins will begin a new series of his Creative Writing For Beginners classes at the Galway Technical Institute.

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A Race Week vibe at Galway Summer Garden

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

SUMMER 2020 will not pass by completely without some form of physical festival vibe in Galway, thanks to the Galway Summer Garden pop-up outdoor festival venue in Salthill.

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Galway 2020 approved funding for re-imagined programme

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

GALWAY 2020's re-imagined programme "will now become a reality" according to the organisation, following Government approval for it's re-imagined programme of events.

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Skylight 47 gets Over The Edge Zoom launch

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

SKYLIGHT 47, regarded as “possibly Ireland's most interesting poetry publication”, will have the launch of its latest issue broadcast live from Galway.

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Pride Inside - LGBT+ online events start this weekend

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

COVID-19 and the continuing restrictions means there will not be a Pride parade in Galway this summer, filling the city's streets with colour and joyfulness, but the need for advocacy, activism, and community spirit remains as important as ever.

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Poetry reading with Trotsky's great-granddaughter

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

LEON TROTSKY'S great-granddaughter, Veronica Volkow, will, along with fellow-poets Kim Moore and Ailbhe Darcy, read at this month's Over The Edge: Open Reading via Zoom.

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Classic Drive in Cinema comes to GALWAY THIS WEEKEND!!

Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Fasten your seatbelt, bring the popcorn and grab the family and get ready to be entertained. Classic Drive in Cinema is proud to present Bridget Jones Diary, Grease, The Secret Life of Pets & Forest Gump at Castlegar GAA Club on Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. Tickets from €25.00 + booking fees are on sale now from Ticketweb.ie

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Commemorating the Connaught Rangers mutiny - a century on

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

ON SUNDAY June 27 1920, a small group of Connaught Rangers, from C Company of the 1st Battalion, based at Wellington Barracks, Jalandhar, the Punjab, announced they were refusing to obey orders.

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Get ready for The Sopranos Zoom quiz

Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Do you know your Baccalas from your Parisis and your Apriles? Capocollo from prosciutto?

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