Monday, 11 March 2013

Some Literary events in Dublin this week

Monday 11th March


The Monday Echo

20:00 - 23:00 or so


The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found here

Tuesday 12th March

Milk and Cookies Stories

18:30 - 22:00

Chocolate Factory, 26 King's Inn Street, Dublin 1 (note moved this month from its usual venue at The Exchange)

Milk and Cookie Stories is a story telling event for for anyone who has a story to tell, or wants to hear a tale told well, in a relaxed, friendly environment - a place with tea, cushions, cookies and friends. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and stories of all kinds are welcome. If you would like to tell a story, just come along and sign up on the night, or "if you feel inspired to share your own home-baked goods with Dublin’s friendliest audience, we’ll also be having our awesome Bake-Off." At the March event, the theme will be "Death by Chocolate".

See the world through Joyce's spectacles


National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The Bloomsday Survival Kit, a Ulysses travelling reading group who are travelling around Dublin reading Ulysses "in location" will read Chapter 9 from Ulysses, Scylla and Charybdis. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Wednesday 13th March
Part of the Festival of Russian Culture
13.10 “Irish haiku in Russian. Why not?” Literary talk and reading by poet Dermot O’Brien, Russian translation by Vera Smyth at the National Library of Ireland
19.00 – 20.30 Literary Reading – Poetry of the Russian Silver Age at the Atrium, Trinity College Dublin  

Irish poem in the twentieth century


National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
"Lyrics in two languages: the short Irish poem in the twentieth century" with Bernard O’Donoghue, Fellow in English, Wadham College, Oxford is an Irish Texts Society – Breandán O’Buachalla Memorial Lecture. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Thursday 14th March

Dublin Made Me - Poems of the City


National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Exploring Dublin through its poetry and song, poet and broadcaster Pat Boran, and Gerard Smyth, poet and Poetry Editor of The Irish Times, present a selection of poems and lyrics, historical and contemporary, famous and less well known, that tell their own story of Dublin.
It seems that this event is free, but booking via the website is required and tickets will be allocated through a lottery.

Dublin Writers' Forum


Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Dublin Writers' Forum welcomes writers of all genres, of all ages and all levels of experience. DWF is an open group of writers who share a common passion for all things literary. It is a safe ‘working space’ where on a weekly basis writers can bring their work to be critiqued by other writers.

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