Thursday, 17 April 2008

Cúirt Festival

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is fast approaching. It is the highlight of our literary year here in Galway and it runs from Tuesday the 22nd to Sunday the 27th of April. There are a few repeat performances this year – Brian Turner and Ronan Bennett, for example, both return after recent Cúirt visits. Both are well worth hearing, by the way.

My personal choices are short story writer and novelist Mike Mc Cormack on Thursday; poets Susan Rich and C.K. Williams on the Friday; and poets Breyten Breytenbach and Vona Groarke on Saturday afternoon. I’ll report back after the events.

Tickets are in the €5 to €10 range, generally, which is to be welcomed. Some festivals overcharge for sure. Not Cúirt!

See their full programme here:


1 comment:

PJ Nolan said...

I've seen CK Williams rea before - be interested in your thoughts if you make that one.