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Welcome to the Munster
Literature Centre

Founded in 1993, the Munster Literature Centre (Ionad Litríochta an Deiscirt) is a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of literature, especially that of Munster. To this end, we organise festivals, workshops, readings and competitions. Our publishing section, Southword Editions, publishes a biannual journal, poetry collections and short stories. We actively seek to support new and emerging writers and are assisted in our efforts through funding from Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.Originally located in Sullivan's Quay, the centre moved to its current premises in the Frank O'Connor House (the author's birthplace) at 84 Douglas Street, in 2003.

In 2000, the Munster Literature Centre organised the first Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival, an event dedicated to the celebration of the short story and named for one of Cork's most beloved authors. The festival showcases readings, literary forums and workshops. Following continued growth and additional funding, the Cork City - Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award was introduced in 2005, coinciding with Cork's designation as that year's European Capital of Culture. The award is now recognised as the single biggest prize for a short story collection in the world and is presented at the end of the festival.In 2002, the Munster Literature Centre introduced the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize, an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland's most accomplished story writers and theorists. This too is presented during the FOC festival. The centre also hosts the Cork Spring Literary Festival each year, at which the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize is awarded (established 2010).

Workshops are held by featured authors in both autumn and spring, allowing the general public to receive creative guidance in an intimate setting for a minimal fee. In addition, the centre sponsors a Writer in Residence each year. We invite you to browse our website for further information regarding our events, Munster literature, and other literary information. Should you have any queries, we would be happy to hear from you.

 

 

 

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MUNSTER EVENTS

 

Find more information on Irish literary events at CultureFox.ie

Culture Fox

 

 

 

Creative Writing with Noel King

Creative Writing with Noel King starts September 27th  from  11am to 1pm, held by the Kerry Education and Training Board and are open to adults of all ages. Its only 45 euro for 8 mornings, that’s 40 euro fees and 5 euro to the venue for as many teas, coffees and biscuits that you want (over the 8 weeks). The classes are held in the CDP Board Room in Upper Rock Street, Tralee (near Dunnes Stores/St Brendan’s Church). Register at 10.30 on the 27th September for registration, or book directly with the CDP is 066 7120877. The main focus of the classes is on getting published, many of the students work has appeared in the Irish Independent, The Guardian (London) Ireland’s Eye, Ireland’s Own and many other publications. If you have any further queries email kingnoel@eircom.net  .

 

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An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta 11-13 Samhain 2016

 

Tá sí ag teannadh linn agus tá na ceardlainn ag líonadh. Réimse leathan imeachtaí idir fhilíocht, ceardlainn, cheol, léacht, seoladh leabhair [leabhair mhaisithe nua ó Danny Mac Síthigh agus Dairena Ní Chinnéide], díospóireacht, siúilóid agus léamhanna oscailte brúite isteach in aon dheireadh seachtaine. Scaip an clár chuig éinne i bhur ngrúpaí a bheadh suim acu ann, Más é bhur dtoil é. Is féidir linn cóipeanna cruaidh den gclár a chur sa phost chuig éinne ar dóigh leo gur fearr san.

Mar eolas, ar an drochuair ní bheidh an t-óstán ar an mBuailtín ar oscailt i mbliana, agus ní mór lóistín a lorg i gceann dos na B&Bs áitiúla, má thá sé á lorg. Tá roinnt uimhreacha le fáil ar shuíomh idirlín na féile. Cífear ann chomh maith go bhfuil An Fhéile Bheag ar Facebook anois ag https://www.facebook.com/An-Fh%C3%A9ile-Bheag-Fil%C3%ADochta-483039895215365/

 

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The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents

'On The Nail' Literary Gathering

 

The Limerick Writers' Centre Presents
The October 2016 'On The Nail' Literary Gathering
Tuesday 4th Oct 2016 @ The Buttery, 10 Bedford Row, Limerick. Start 8.00pm sharp!

This month guests are poets Keith Armstrong and Paul Summers plus open mic.

Keith Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community worker, poet, librarian and publisher, Doctor Keith Armstrong now resides in Whitley Bay. He is coordinator of the Northern Voices Community Projects creative writing and community publishing enterprise.He was awarded a doctorate in 2007 for his work on Newcastle writer Jack Common at the University of Durham where he received a BA Honours Degree in Sociology in 1995 and Masters Degree in 1998 for his studies on culture in the North East of England. His poetry has been extensively published in magazines such as New Statesman and Poetry Review as well as in the collections Splinters (2011) and The Month of the Asparagus (2011) and broadcast on radio & TV. He has performed his poetry throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe and the world. In his youth, he travelled to Paris and he has been making international cultural pilgrimages ever since

Paul Summers is a Northumbrian poet who lived in Central Queensland for the last few year but is now back in North Shields on Tyneside. His poems have appeared widely in print for over three decades and he has performed his work all over the world. A founding co-editor of the ‘leftfield’ magazines Billy Liar and Liar Republic, he has also written for TV, film, radio, theatre and collaborated many times with artists and musicians on mixed-media projects and public art. He won Northern Arts Writers Awards in 1995 and 1998 and a Northern Writers Award in 2008. Collections include: Union, Three Men on the Metro, Big Bella’s Dirty Cafe, Cunawabi and The Last Bus

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc  publicised make sure you are represented on the table.

 For further details: limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com www.limerickwriterscentre.com YouTube www.youtube.com/limerickwriterscentre

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers . Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.
NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements. The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.

 

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD's etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.

The Limerick Writers' Centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com www.limerickwriterscentre.com

 

 

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Revival Night at the White House

White House Poetry Night
Tom & Jerry's pub, O’Connell Street, Limerick
Weekly on Wednesdays, from 9pm

Admission free. Complimentary finger food provided.


White House Limerick Poetry

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POETRY NIGHT AT BREWERY LANE THEATRE

Monthly Poetry Night
Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipp

The Poetry Night is held in the tea-room at the back of the theatre, a relaxed, informal space. Everyone who attends has the opportunity to read two poems, but it’s also fine to come along to listen. If you’d like to read please bring along two poems of your own or poems by other writers that you would like to share. Each month has a theme and you’re invited to interpret the theme in as broad a way as you wish. There is a featured poet each month who has an extended opportunity to either read from their own work or to tell us about a writer who has been of significent influence.

Admission is free (and you get tea/biscuits) but a donation towards heating/lighting/refreshments is appreciated. For updates see http://margaretaobrien.com/poetry-night/

 

 

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents: The Acoustic Club

White House Bar, Limerick
Every Thursday from 9PM

 

The Acoustic Club  at the White House Bar, Limerick is a live music venue presenting local, independent and nationally touring performers.  It is a non-profit organisation and 100% volunteer operated. Based at the White House Bar, O’Connell St, Limerick, The Acoustic Club  takes place every Thursday at 9.00pm. All aspiring songwriters, musicians and singers are invited to attend and play in front of a live audience. All types of music and singers are welcome. The evening will feature performers doing short sets of two or three songs.  Also "Special Guest" slots where an established performer will perform a set. Host for the evening is songwriter  Sean MacLeod.  The Acoustic Club  intends to become a regular feature of the live music scene in Limerick.

If you wish to play contact Dominic at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com  to book a spot or turn up on the night. Further details can be got at www.facebook.com/acousticclubatwhitehouse

All are welcome those who wish to perform or just listen. Free admission

 

 

*Please note that this may not be a comprehensive list and is updated on an ongoing basis. If you wish to be included on this page, or list another event on our website, please email the administrator.

   


 

 

Words Ireland

The Munster Literature Centre
is a constituent member
of Words Ireland.

 

 

 

O'Donoghue Poetry
Competition

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

Now accepting
submissions

 

 

 

Frank O'Connor
Short Story Fellowship

2016 Fellow:
Zsuzsi Gartner

Zsuzsi Gartner
Applications now
being accepted for
2017 residency.

 

 

 

Fool for Poetry
Chapbook
Competition

Workshops

2016 winners announced!

 

 

 

Writing Workshops
at the MLC

Pen

Short story
festival workshops
coming soon.

 

 

Seán Ó Faoláin
Short Story
Competition

Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition

2016 winners announced

 

 

 

Southword Editions

Tania Hershman

Newest books:

Fool For Poetry
chapbooks by
Tania Hershman
& Victor Tapner

 

 

Poetry International

Recent additions:

Kimberly Campanello
,
Justin Quinn,
Brendan Cleary,
Eleanor Hooker
& more

poetryinternationalweb.net

 

 


Cork International
Poetry Festival

Cork International Short Story Festival

Annually in spring.

 

 

 

The Cork International
Short Story Festival

Cork International Short Story Festival

Annually in September

 

 

 

Southword Issue 30

Southword Journal

New issue, free to read online.

 

 

 
 
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The Munster Literature Centre
   

Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.

Tel. (353) 021 4312955, Email: munsterlit(AT)eircom(DOT)net

   
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