Diving headlong into this festival is an exhilarating experience, greatly aided by the quiet and cozy charm of this small Irish town, whose warm welcome invites one to immerse oneself in the joys of language.
Originally a poetry festival, the 30-year-old festival now attracts authors, editors, journalists, and academics from throughout Ireland and around the world. . It includes readings of poetry and fiction, discussions, poetry slams, book launches, masterclasses, spoken and musical performances, multimedia events, theatre, and visual art. It was originally a poetry festival but its scope has broadened to include other forms. Writing workshops, poetry and fiction readings, spoken-word performances, poetry slams, masterclasses…. the quantity of events will make your ears ring and your head spin!
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street
From 17 to 24 April, 2016