Ongoing Event - (Ends June 25 2014)
The Yeats Memorial Building
Young Yeats is an peer led initiative aimed at young adults who wish to access the inspiration of the Yeats legacy and creatively explore the Arts.
Young Yeats meets every Wednesday at 4.00pm at the Yeats Memorial Building. More
Ongoing Event - (Ends June 05 2014)
Carmelite Community Centre
I am offering a PAYMENT PLAN for a limited time only (deadline to apply is Friday 28th JUNE). Courses begin on October 1st and 2nd, and run weekly for one academic year.
ILLUSTRATION BOOT CAMP: FROM 1st October 2013 to June 2014 every Tues evening, 6.30pm to 9pm. Direct Debit Payment Plan: July 1st €183, Aug 1st €184 Sept 1st €184, the 50% Balance €550 due on 1st Oct
WRITE & ILLUSTRATE A PICTURE BOOK BOOT CAMP: FROM 2nd October 2013 to June 2014 every Weds evening, 6.30pm to 9pm. Direct Debit Payment Plan: July 1st €183, Aug 1st €184 Sept 1st €184, the 50% Balance €550 due on 2nd Oct. More
Ongoing Event - (Ends July 13 2014)
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Published in 1991 and acquired by University College Cork in 2013, The Great Book of Ireland captures a significant moment of Ireland's cultural production. This exhibition explores the ideas that went into the creation of the manuscript, the ways in which collections offer insight into specific historical moments and the legacy of such anthologies.
Through significant works on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as UCC's own art collection, Facing Pages provides an opportunity to encounter the art of many of the visual artists who contributed to The Great Book of Ireland such as Robert Ballagh, Cecily Brennan, Barrie Cooke, Michael Farrell, Eithne Jordan, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O'Malley, and Kathy Prendergast. More
20th Apr 2014 (Sun) - 23rd Apr 2014 (Wed)
The film (2013) is based on a novel by Michel Faber and will be scheduled as part of Triskel's cinema programme which overlaps with this year's Cork World Book Festival.
108 mins - UK 2013 - Dir: Jonathan Glazer.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan and Krystof Hádek.
Scarlett Johansson gives the performance of her career as an anonymous alien who arrives on planet earth. Taking on human form, she observes our species while executing a sinister mission.
"An intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime" Time Out More
21st Apr 2014 (Mon) from 21:30 - 23:50
The Long Valley Bar
The guest poet at Ó Bhéal on Monday the 21st of April, in association with Foras na Gaeilge, is Niamh Ní Lochlainn. More
22nd Apr 2014 (Tue) - 26th Apr 2014 (Sat) at 00:00
Cork World Book Fest - a vibrant celebration of the book in all its aspects over five days in April. The 2014 Fest will be the 10th edition, running from 22nd to Saturday 26th April. More
23rd Apr 2014 (Wed) from 10:00 - 22:00
Cork Arts Theatre
CORK SHAKESPEAREAN COMPANY - 90 YEARS YOUNG!
2014 is the 90th anniversary of the Cork Shakespearean Company and so, to celebrate this milestone in their history, the company will be attempting something never tried before anywhere in the world, by performing a rehearsed reading of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including his poems and sonnets, over a 12 hour period in 12 different venues throughout Cork city. More
23rd Apr 2014 (Wed) at 18:30
Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin 'In Conversation' debating 'The Books That Define Ireland'. More
23rd Apr 2014 (Wed) - 24th Apr 2014 (Thu) from 20:00 - 20:00
Mill Theatre Dundrum
Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. A must see production performs at the Mill Theatre Dundrum for two nights only, Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th at 8pm, Tickets €15/€12 available via the box office on 01-2969340 or online via the mill theatre website: www.milltheatre.ie More
23rd Apr 2014 (Wed) at 21:30
Cork World Book Festival at GULPD CAFÉ - TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE
Facilitated by Hilary Lennon (School of English, UCC) and Ciaran Meade - DI(Y)Verse, in association with Triskel's short story workshops: the "short" short story, experiments with the flash fiction form, and features a very special guest on the night. More
24th Apr 2014 (Thu) from 18:00 - 19:00
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
The Great Book of Ireland features poetic texts from some of Ireland's leading writers. Throughout the exhibition, the GLUCKSMAN will host free public readings by some of the contributing poets to celebrate the many voices collected in the manuscript.
Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in contemporary Irish poetry. A forceful figure within the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where he founded the literary programme, he is one of the 200 distinguished artists who are members of Aosdána. More
24th Apr 2014 (Thu) from 19:00 - 21:00
Irish Writers Centre
Launch of the Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair 2015. More
24th Apr 2014 (Thu) - 27th Apr 2014 (Sun) from 20:00 - 22:00
Friars' Gate Theatre
Join us at Friars' Gate in the heart of medieval Kilmallock for our second annual literary weekend featuring an eclectic mix of readings, workshops, open mic and theatre. More
24th Apr 2014 (Thu) at 20:30
Cork Wold Book Festival presents:
TRUTH - AND NON FICTION
Discussion and readings by Lara Marlowe and Peadar King, facilitated by journalist and former RTÉ news reporter Flor MacCarthy.
The Things I've Seen (Liberties Press, 2013) is the first book to feature the award-winning work of journalist and foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe.
What in the World? (Liffey Press, 2013) by Peadar King from the television series of the same name, broadcast on RTÉ TV over the past decade; set in Africa, Asia and the Americas, the book features seldom-heard human stories. More
25th Apr 2014 (Fri) from 19:00 - 21:00
Irish Writers Centre
Our Open Mic night takes place on the last Friday of every month and all are welcome. More
25th Apr 2014 (Fri) at 20:30
Cork World Book Festival presents: JANE GARDAM, one of the most prolific writers of her generation, with 25 book s publishes, will read from and discuss her highly acclaimed trilogy in conversation with Triskel Literature Programmer Ann Luttrell.
Jane Gardam is the only writer to have won the Whitbread for best novel twice and was awarded an OBE for her services to English Literature. Her latest novel, Last Friends (Little Brown, 2013) is the third in a highly acclaimed trilogy which includes, Old Filth (FILTH = Failed In London Try Hongkong) (2003), and The Man in the Wooden Hat (2009). More
26th Apr 2014 (Sat) from 10:00 - 16:00
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Deepen your knowledge of different aspects of The Great Book of Ireland with these masterclasses from experts who have been involved with the creation, care and study of the manuscript.
Matthew Sweeney's collections of poetry include A Dream of Maps (1981), A Round House (1983), The Lame Waltzer (1985), Blue Shoes (1989), Cacti (1992), The Bridal Suite (1997), A Smell of Fish (2000), Selected Poems (2002), Black Moon (2007), The Night Post: A New Selection (2010), and Horse Music (2013). He has also written poetry for children: The Flying Spring Onion (1992) and Up on the Roof: New and Selected Poems (2001). More
26th Apr 2014 (Sat) from 13:00 - 14:00
Irish Writers Centre
Dublin City Writings- a series which elevates our capital city and its surroundings. More
26th Apr 2014 (Sat) at 16:00
Cork World Book Fest presents: Mary Kenny and Tony Flannery - in conversation with journalist Colette Sheridan.
Culture, religion & society in Ireland.
Mary Kenny's 'selective memory' biography, Something of Myself, was published by Liberties Press in 2013. She has contributed to more than 25 newspapers and journals and has written widely on Catholicism in Ireland.
Tony Flannery is a religious writer. His latest book A Question of Conscience (Londubh Books, 2013) chronicles his painful journey since February 2012 when he was 'silenced' by the Vatican. More
26th Apr 2014 (Sat) at 20:00
Our final event of Cork World Book Festival is the launch of Madeleine D'Arcy's first short story collection. Join us to celebrate this book launch, and 10 years of the Festival. http://triskelartscentre.ie/festivals-events/
Madeleine D'Arcy was born in Ireland and spent thirteen years in the UK. She worked as a criminal legal aid solicitor and a legal editor in London before returning to Cork in 1999 with her husband and son. She began to write short stories in 2005.
Madeleine's debut collection Waiting for the Bullet - and Other Stories will be published by Doire Press in April 2014 and launched as part of the Cork World Book Festival. We will also screen a short film of her story Dog Pound, featuring the Irish actor Frank Kelly. More