An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta
I measc na n-imeachtaí i mbliana beidh ceardlanna agus léamh filíochta leis na filí Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill agus Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, léacht ar fhilíocht Mhíchíl Uí Ghuithín á thabhairt ag Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, seimineár ar todhchaí fhoilsitheoireacht na filíochta Gaeilge le Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Ciara Ní É agus Pádraig Ó Snodaigh, le Pádraig Mac Fhearghasa sa chathaoir, agus mar Cheolchoirm na Féile i mbliana beidh an seó ilmheánach Siar agus Aniar, comhléiriú de chuid IMRAM agus Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann bunaithe ar shaothair na scríbhneoirí Gaeilge sa leabhar Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, a raibh Máirín Nic Eoin ina eagarthóir Gaeilge air. Anuas ar an méid sin beidh seoladh leabhar, léamhanna oscailte filíochta, oíche bhothántaíochta, siúlóid oidhreachta agus a thuilleadh eile nach iad.
Among the events this year will be workshops and poetry readings with the main guest-poets Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, a lecture on the poetry of Mícheál Ó Guithín given by Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, a seminar on the future of publishing Irish language poetry with Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Ciara Ní É and Pádraig Ó Snodaigh chaired by Pádraig Mac Fhearghasa and this year’s festival concert, the multi-media show Siar agus Aniar, a co-production of IMRAM and the Royal Irish Academy, based on the Irish language works included in the book Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, of which Máirín Nic Eoin was Irish Editor. There will also be book launches, open poetry readings, a ‘booley night’ of music, singing and poems, a heritage walk and more.
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Young Adult BookFest
A fresh and exciting new venture is our Young Adult BookFest exclusively for teenagers, held annually in November. This one day festival is for book-mad teenagers, shy teenagers who are curious about the written word and teenagers who may dislike reading but are open to changing their mind. In return we give these Young Adults the opportunity to inspire and dazzle them with wordsmiths, poets and inspirational speakers.
Takin’ the Mic at the Dublin Book Festival
The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returns to Dublin Book Festival for a fantastic evening of poetry and prose. Hosted by Ciara Ní É and special guest Oisín Fagan the evening will feature guest performances as well as the usual open mic for writers, spoken-word artists, comedians and musicians. All are welcome to perform.
Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival
A multilingual weekend festival of poetry featuring 23+ poets from Ireland and 5-6 other countries. The programme includes readings, poetry-films from Ó Bhéal’s International poetry-film competition, and collaborations with other artists and artforms, eg, poetry in theatre, poets with musicians, the launching of anthologies and new collections, a themed poetry session and showcasing of local poets.
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Muttersprache with Literature Wales
As part of the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, the governments of Wales, Scotland and Ireland are together undertaking a collaborative programme to celebrate and raise the profile of their indigenous languages and literatures. The series of events culminates with a panel discussion and performance by National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Irish writer Ciara Ní É, and Scottish performance poet Marcas Mac an Tuairneir at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University on 26 November, organised by Literature Wales.