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Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23rd - 30th April 2017)

2017 Programme
Cuirt galwayCúirt International Festival of Literature features an eclectic and exciting range of Irish and international writers for which Cúirt is renowned. This years Cúirt will take place from 23rd - 30th April 2017.

Click on the PDF button for the full programme details for the 2017 festival or go to the official Cúirt website (

 The list of writers coming to Galway this year is as impressive as ever, including novelists Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, The Lesser Bohemians ) on April 28, Sara Baume (April 29 ), Paul Kingsnorth (April 29 and 30 ), and AL Kennedy; poets Simon Armitage and Terrance Hayes (April 29 ), and Mary O’Malley (April 26 ), Yrsa Daley-Ward and Terrance Hayes; crime writers Sophie Hannah and Denise Mina; singers Sean Tyrell, Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola and Sive,

A début panel including Alan McMonagle, Lisa Harding, Roisín O'Donnell, and British writers Paula Cocozza and Amanda Reynolds takes place on Friday April 28 in the Town Hall Theatre. There will also be new books launched by Galway-based poets Kevin Higgins (April 24 ) and Elaine Feeney (April 25 ), special events celebrating the work of Dermot Healy (April 29 ) and Michel Déon, as well as debates, workshops, interviews, exhibitions and theatre. It all adds up to an eight day April extravaganza of great writing in all its many forms, so get reading and get booking.

Tickets for all the Cúirt events are available from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 - 569777. Information on the festival events can also be obtained from the Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, on 091 - 565886.

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