Friday, 3 April 2009


This just in from Cúirt:

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Master Classes & Poetry Grand Slam 2009 - Thursday 9 April!

Prose Workshop with Nuala Ní Chonchúir Wednesday 22 April 10.30am- 12.30pm at Galway Arts Centre

Cúirt Writer in Residence Nuala Ní Chonchúir will lead participants in an intensive workshop which will focus on short fiction.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir Lives in county Galway. Her third short fiction collection Nude will be published by Salt in the UK in September 2009. Nuala was chosen by The Irish Times as a writer to watch 2009.

Poetry Workshop with Jane Hirshfield Friday 24 April 10.30am-12.30pm at Galway Arts Centre

Renowned US poet Jane Hirshfield will lead participants in a discussion of their submissions.

Jane Hirshfield whose work has been called 'passionate and radiant' by The New York Times Book Review, is the author of six books of poems, most recently After, Bloodaxe Books (UK), Harper Collins (US) both 2006.

Poetry Grand Slam Saturday 25 April 3pm Roisin Dubh - Dominick St.

The year round activity of slamming culminates in the 7th Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam in which up to 20 performers have just three minutes to impress the judges under the gaze of MC Pete Mullineaux. The overall winner goes on to perform in Slovenia. Guest performer this year is Andrej Khadovich from Belarus, known for his lively performances.

Submission Details:

Prose workshop- Please send a sample of your work (max 750 words)

Poetry workshop-Please send two sample poems (max 75 lines)

Poetry Grand Slam-Please send one poem( up to 3 minutes in length) with contact details to:
email - (email submissions preferred)
By post - Siobhán Singleton, Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick St. Galway. Please mark event on submission. Enquiries 091-565886

Successful participants will be notified by April 17. Fee for entry €15 - Master classes & €5 Poetry grand slam.

Full Cúirt programme available online at

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