Thursday 26th May

"Sinner" by Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins reads “Sinner” from her latest poetry collection “Tongulish” (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Monday 23rd May

"Tongulish" by Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins talks about - and reads from - her latest collection “Tongulish” (published by Bloodaxe)  

Friday 20th May

Review: Photo London art fair

Mayo photographer Mark Duffy reviews the major art fair Photo London, where nearly 500 artists are exhibiting at the annual photography fair

Further details:  http://photolondon.org

Mark Duffy website:   www.markduffyphotographer.com 

Thursday 19th May

“Stano: In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist” at the International Literature Festival Dublin

Experimental musician/visual artist Stano and poet Theo Dorgan who are collaborating on “In Between Silence, Where We Really Exist”, a series of sound installations by Stano featuring storytelling from Irish writers and artists screening in various venues as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin

Further details:   http://ilfdublin.com

Wednesday 18th May

Caitriona O'Reilly, poet

Irish poet Caitriona O’Reilly chats about - and reads from - her latest collection “Geis” (published by Bloodaxe Books)


Tuesday 17th May

Rafeef Ziadah, poet

Palestinian performance poet Rafeef Ziadah talks about her family roots as refugees and addressing politically contentious Israel-Palestine issues in her work

Official website/Irish tour details:  www.rafeefziadah.net   




Monday 16th May

Review: “Merlin James: To The Present”

Declan Long reviews the art exhibition “Merlin James: To The Present” at the Kerlin Gallery

Further details:  www.kerlingallery.com   

Thursday 12th May

Shortlist for the Turner Prize 2016

Declan Long assesses the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize

Full details:  www.tate.org.uk

Tuesday 10th May

Review: “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon

Kathy D’Arcy reviews the latest collection “New Selected Poems” by Derek Mahon (published by Gallery Press)

Wednesday 4th May

"An Teach Tui" by Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke reads “An Teach Tui” from her current collection “Selected Poems” (published by Gallery Press)



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