Founded in Galway back in 1985, Cúirt International Festival of Literature is a six day international literary event that takes place every year during April. It is one of the
Founded in Galway back in 1985, Cúirt International Festival of Literature is a six day international literary event that takes place every year during April. It is one of the oldest and most recognised literature festivals in Europe, celebrating this year its 34th year.
The festivals programme includes poetry and prose readings, discussion events, book signings and launches, spoken word, poetry slams, music, theatre and visual art exhibitions. In addition to the core programme, Cúirt features a growing youth programme that takes place in Galway Arts Centre in a conference format.
Over the years, Cúirt has hosted Nobel and Poet Laureates as well as prize winning authors from all over the world with previous guests including Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, John Banville, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan, Lorrie Moore, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Carol Ann Duffy, Billy Collins and many more.
The festival aims to celebrate and shine a spotlight on national and international literary talent, as well as promoting the written word in poetry and literary fiction, and more recently, in non-fiction and genre writing.
Tickets for all the Cúirt events are available from the Town Hall Theatre on +353 (0)91 569 777. Information on the festival events can also be obtained from the Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, on +353 (0)91 565 886 or you can email [email protected] with your queries.
8 (Monday) 9:00 am - 14 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Galway Arts Centre
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, H91 X0AP, Ireland