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October 2017

Jews in Irish Literature

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Los Gatos Town Chambers CA United States + Google Map

Representation of Jews in Irish Literature is a landmark project between Ulster University and the National University of Ireland, Galway. It examines the portrayal of Jewishness through an exhibition of publications which include a selection of key Irish-Jewish writing and Irish literature about Jews. Adopting a thematic and chronological approach, it investigates the depiction of Jews and Jewishness in Ireland from the Annals of Inisfallen in the medieval period, through centuries of poetry, prose and drama to the present day. Exhibition…

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October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Representing a new generation of voices in Irish literature, meet Stephen Connolly, Stephen Sexton, Caroline Bracken and Simon Lewis. St. Mary’s College professor Raina Leon moderates the session, helping us examine how a writer’s work reflects the dynamic and diasporic experiences of nostalgia, resistance, and home connectedness, through language that defies erasure of self, and dares us all to act.

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February 2018

Spokes Reading Series

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phil Grimes Pub Waterford City, Ireland + Google Map

I will be the featured readers at the Spokes series of poetry nights in Phil Grimes pub, Waterford City to mark Imbolc on the Wheel of the Year. The night begins with an open mic session. Admission: suggested donation 5 Euro (optional)

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Jews in Irish Literature, London

February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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The Irish Literary Society is engaging with writers and academics to reflect on ‘Representations of Jews in Irish Literature’. The innovative research project of the same title was developed out of NUI Galway and Ulster University and forms the centre of tonight’s event. The main objective of the project is to analyse representations of Jews in Irish literature from the earliest times to the present. The project is investigating references to Jews in Irish literature, whether in Irish or English,…

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March 2018

Over the Edge Readings, Galway City Library

March 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Galway City Library, Hynes Buildings, St Augustine St,
Galway, H91 R6WF Ireland
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I'll be one of the featured readers at the popular Over the Edge Readings in Galway City Library. More details to follow.

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May 2018

Lithuanian Poetry Tour – Ireland

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VISUAL, Carlow, Carlow Town Ireland + Google Map

I will be reading with Lithuanian poets Rimas Uzgiris, Ilze Butkute and Mindaugas Valiukas on May 19th in VISUAL Carlow along with Derek Coyle (poetry) and Colm Broderick (uileann pipes). This is the first time I will be reading by poems to a Lithuanian group, which will include the Lithuanian ambassador to Ireland.

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June 2018

Carlow Arts Festival

June 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

I'll be reading with the Carlow Writers' Co-op supporting the poets Maurice Devitt, Jane Clarke, Mark Roper and Grace Wells as part of the Carlow Arts Festival.

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November 2018

VISUAL, Carlow

November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
VISUAL, Carlow, Carlow Town Ireland + Google Map

I will be reading with the Carlow Writers' Co-operative supporting Pat Parkes who will be in Ireland to launch his novel.

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February 2019


February 13 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Toner’s, Baggot Street
Dublin, Ireland
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I'll be reading at STACCATO with Eileen Sheehan, Trevor Conway, Catherine Dunne and Ruth McKee on 13th Febraury in Toner's Pub, Baggot Street. Things kick off at 7:15pm.

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May 2019

Lithuanian Poetry Festival

May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hogans Bar, Dublin 2, 35 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
Dublin, Ireland
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I'll be reading a couple of poems at the annual Lithuanian Spring Poetry Festival. Blurb of the event is: Join us for the Lithuanian Poetry Spring Reading on Wednesday, 15 May at the Hogan's Bar at 9 pm. It will be a rather informal reading in one of the funkiest venues in Dublin with two Lithuanian poets, Marius Burokas & Giedre Kazlauskaite as well as some of the previous Irish participants of the festival both in Lithuania and here in…

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