Thursday, 24 September 2009

Irish Writers' Centre Culture Night 25-09-09

Culture Night at the Irish Writers' Centre

The Irish Writers' Centre is opening up its doors for culture night (Friday the 25th of September), with readings throughout the night, tours of the building and a chance to see the beautiful collection of paintings on loan from Frank Buckley.   To add to the occasion the centre will be selling hundred of its books for a song – prices will start at 2euros.

The first readings will begin at 7.30pm and will be hosted by the Thornfield Poets.  Among the line up is Catherine Dunne, Susan Connolly, Cecilia McGovern, Maggie O'Dwyer, Helena Nolan, Colette Connor, and Enda Coyle-Greene.  

Sapphire Writing Group will then host the second wave of readings from 9pm. The line up includes many writers who frequent the Centre, like Phyl Herbert, Sile Agnew, Cathy Sweeney, Richard Stevens, Sheila Purdy, Gerry Moloney, Mary Heneghan and Ross Skelton.

There will be lots of staff on hand to show you around, caffeinate you and give you the lowdown on the courses and events that will be taking place in the Irish Writers' Centre in the coming months.

So do come admire the art, the ceilings, the walls of books and listen to some readings, or simply sit in the beautiful building in Parnell square and enjoy a coffee.  

Monday, 21 September 2009

Exchange Words

Exchange Dublin is hosting their first spoken word evening,

'Exchange Words'.

Exchange Words, an evening inspired by the current spoken word

revival, will take place on the 9th of October from 8PM at the

Exchange in Dublin's Temple Bar. With more interest than ever in

storytelling, standup comedy, author readings, live radio theatre and

a burgeoning Irish performance poetry scene, now is the perfect time

to launch a regular spoken word showcase in the heart of Dublin.

Exchange Words will give comedians, writers, actors and storytellers

the chance to collaborate and develop their work for performance in a

welcoming, all ages, alcohol free environment.

The line up for their first event include Shinoxcy, a new all girl

sketch comedy group, including Roxanna Nic Liam, star of hit Absolut

Fringe play 'Rough'; the Crazy Dog Audio theatre- Ireland's number one

live radio theatre company, whose work has appeared on RTE Radio 1,

and on US radio; storytellers from new Dublin group Milk and Cookies;

and fresh from their packed out performances at this years Electric

Picnic, top International spoken word performers Cliff Horseman &

Andrej Kapor.

Tickets for the event are € 5 / € 3 concessions, and will be available

on the night.

About Exchange Dublin -

Exchange Dublin is a new collective arts centre in Temple Bar, Dublin

run entirely by young people and holding discussions, gigs, visual

arts and performance. Most projects originate from the autonomous

“Exchange Groups” that use the space as a hub for their activity.

Representatives from these groups form the general Exchange Dublin

Collective that programmes and coordinates events in the space. All

work is voluntary and no one is paid.

Press materials (including high resolution images) are available at, and at the Facebook group -

Anyone interested in performing at future events, or looking for more

information, can contact them at, or call on 085

1036 392.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A Racket at the University of Notre Dame

Okay, this one might be a bit of a leap for the Dubliners...But if you happen to be in the Midwest in October, you don't want to miss Rackett at Notre Dame.

They'll be doing their thang at 9:30 PM in the legendary Legends bar, on October the 28th.

(See here for what their thang is:

Rhythm guitarist Paul Muldoon will also be reading his poetry, at 7pm on the same day, in the McKenna Auditorium.

Both of these events are free, and everyone is welcome!