Location: ONLINE/Ar Líne

Date/Dáta:  Saturday 20 November 2021

Time/Am: 19.00 – 21.00  IST/GMT

Cost: Free or Donate €5

Join us for a special online bilingual Takin’ the Mic with Dingle Literary Festival 2021

About this event

Tá Takin’ the Mic ag Dingle Literary Festival le sár-oíche filíochta, focal labhartha agus amhrán i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge le ‘mic-oscailte’ le haghaidh scríbhneoirí, filí agus ceoltóirí. Fáilte roimh chách!

The Irish Writers Centre’s bilingual Takin’ the Mic comes to Dingle Literary Festival for the first time ever for an evening of poetry, prose and song as Béarla agus Gaeilge. It will take place remotely on Saturday November 20, with up to 14 performers taking part. The celebrated MC for the evening is Annemarie Ní Churreáin and the special guest is esteemed writer Manchán Magan.

Annemarie Ni Churreain Dingle Literary Festival

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She is a recipient of The Next Generation Award from the Irish Arts Council and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. She is a former literary fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude and Jack Kerouac House Orlando. Annemarie was the 2019-20 Writer in Residence at Maynooth University of Ireland, and a 2020 Artist In Residence at The Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. D’oibrigh Annemarie mar Scríbhneoir Cónaithe le Comhairle Contae Chiarraí 2017-18. Tuilleadh Eolais: https://gallerypress.com/product/the-poison-glen/

Manchan Magan Dingle Literary Festival

Manchán Magan is a travel documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America, and wrote the ‘Magan’s World’ travel column for the Irish Times. His best-selling book Thirty-Two Words For Field sold 35,000 copies and has been in the best-seller list for most of 2021.

Is scríbhneoir agus craoltóir é Manchán Magan a bhfuil leabhair scríofa as Béarla agus as Gaeilge aige faoin taisteal atá déanta aige i Meiriceá Theas, san India agus san Afraic. Scríobhann sé colún rialta do The Irish Times , cuireann sé The Almanac of Ireland i láthair do RTÉ Raidió 1 agus cuireann sé tuairiscí ar fáil faoi chúrsaí taistil do chláracha raidió éagsúla. Tá go leor cláracha faisnéise curtha i láthair aige faoi chúrsaí cultúir agus oidhreachta do TG4, RTÉ agus an Travel Channel. Díríonn a leabhar, Thirty-Two Words For Field, ar na tuiscintí faoi chúrsaí timpeallachta, anama agus oidhreachta atá le fáil sa Ghaeilge. Tá sé ina chónaí i gcoill darach i gCo. na hIarmhí i dteannta a bheacha agus a chearca.

The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.

Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.

The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.

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