Culture Night 2018 at the Irish Writers Centre | Oíche Chultúir ag an ÁSÉ 2018

Culture Night 2018 at the Irish Writers Centre | Oíche Chultúir ag an ÁSÉ 2018


Date: 21 September 2018

Time: 5.30pm - 9.30pm

The Irish Writers Centre opens its doors with the usual warm welcome to visitors for a celebration of contemporary Irish writing. Find out who are the ones-to-watch in Irish writing with our Teen Writers Showcase and Publishers Showcase. On our soapbox you'll hear newly commissioned work in English and Irish from some of the best voices in Irish literature while the brave among you can join our in-house writing group, the Inkslingers, where you can create and share your own original work.  Finally, Frank Buckley will lead a tour of our home at 19 Parnell Square to explore one of the great collections of contemporary Irish art

Frank Buckley Collection Tour (6pm)

The Irish Writers Centre houses the exquisite and diverse Frank Buckley art collection. Join curator Frank Buckley on a tour of the collection exploring some of the highlights of contemporary Irish Art including Patrick Scott, Mainie Jellett and Graham Knuttel. Booking essential.

Book the tour here: Eventbrite

Inkslingers Workshops (6.30 - 8pm)

Join our in-house writing group, the Inkslingers to flex your own creative writing muscles. Respond to visual cues, try your hand at poetry or fiction and find out what goes on behind the doors of one of Dublin's busiest writing groups. 

Teen Writers Showcase (6.45pm)

Our teen writer are back with more fantastic work produced over the course of the year at the IWC. Expect sci-fi, poetry, short stories and no shortage of imagination. Hear work from Annie O'Neill, Fraser McMillan, Brian Bourke, Cadhla Doyle, Raphael Cox, Rhianna Carey, Dylan Brethany and Sarah Carr

The Writers Soapbox (7.30pm)

Our Writers Soapbox returns with a bang this year as our writers think about finding what you've been looking for. We'll have writing in every shape and form from 

Yemi Azamosa

Caelainn Hogan

Aifric Mac Aodha

Christodoulos Makris

Manus Boyle Tobin              

Publishers Showcase with Cois Life and Skein Press (8pm)

Publishers Showcase brings you work from some of the newest and most exciting publishers working in Ireland today. Hear work from Cois Life's Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Áine Ní Ghlinn and new publisher Skein Press introduces Melatu Uche Okorie.