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Programme 2021

Our current schedule of events came to an end on 29 July but we are planning more events for the autumn/winter – subscribe to our newsletter or stay tuned to our social media. Scroll down to see the events we have programmed so far this year and to re-watch many of them tune into our youtube channel.

You can also opt to view our full 2021 Programme, Personal Development events, Children & YA festival and listings by Writer and by Type by selecting the relevant links below. And you can click through by date.

You can Meet our Writers here.

Past Events

Saturday 30 January 2021

Start Your Story

A Beginner's Guide to Writing and Illustrating for Children
Date 30 January 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €25
Thursday 4 February 2021

Danielle McLaughlin: The Art of Falling Book Launch

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 4 February 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Wednesday 24 February 2021

Billy O'Callaghan: Life Sentences

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 24 February 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Tuesday 6 April 2021

Jan Carson, Lucy Caldwell, Adrian Duncan, Louise Kennedy & John Patrick McHugh

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 6 April 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Thursday 29 April 2021

Unlaunched: Martina Evans, Victoria Kennefick and Aoife Lyall

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 29 April 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Thursday 3 June 2021

Jamie O’Connell: Diving For Pearls

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 3 June 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Thursday 10 June 2021

Women On Nature

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 10 June 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5

Crime Writing workshop with Andrea Carter

Dates 15 June to 8 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €200

Memoir & Life-writing workshop with Alexandra Heminsley

Dates 17 June to 15 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €200

Short Story workshop with Louise Kennedy

Dates 14 June to 18 June 2021
Time 10:30 am
Location Zoom
Admission €200
Tuesday 22 June 2021

Bi-lingual Takin' the Mic: Paddy Bushe agus Aifric Mac Aodha

Rewatch on the Irish Writers Centre youtube channel
Date 22 June 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online
Admission €0
Thursday 24 June 2021

Mel O'Doherty: Fallen

Date 24 June 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Friday 2 July 2021

Why the Moon Travels – Oein DeBhairduin

Date 2 July 2021
Location Online
Admission Free

Mary McGill: The Visibility Trap

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 2 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Saturday 3 July 2021

Nektaria Anastasiadou: A Recipe for Daphne

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 3 July 2021
Time 3:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Sunday 4 July 2021

The Fish Anthology

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 4 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location Online
Admission FREE
Monday 5 July 2021

Literary Agent: Robert Caskie

Date 5 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5

Nuala O'Connor & Connie Palmen

New Dutch Writing. Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 5 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online
Admission Free
Thursday 8 July 2021

Diversity in Children's and YA Literature

With Children's Books Ireland and Knights Of
Date 8 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free
Friday 9 July 2021

Picture This with Children's Books Ireland

Everything You Need to Know About Writing and Illustrating Picturebooks
Date 9 July 2021
Time 10:25 am
Location Zoom
Admission €25

Torrey Peters: Detransition, Baby

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 9 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €8
Saturday 10 July 2021

Cauvery Madhavan: The Tainted

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 10 July 2021
Time 12:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

The Book Clinic

Children's Books Ireland. Ages 0 - 17
Date 10 July 2021
Time 12:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free

Rachel Donohue & Anne Griffin

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 10 July 2021
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Rónán Hession: Panenka

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 10 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

The Tolü and Feli Show

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 10 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Vimeo
Admission €5
Sunday 11 July 2021

Alannah Hopkin: A Very Strange Man

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 11 July 2021
Time 12:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Seán Hewitt & Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 11 July 2021
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Lisa McInerney & Eimear Ryan

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 11 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Kate O'Riordan: Smother

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 11 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Vimeo
Admission €5
Monday 12 July 2021

John Connell: The Running Book

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 12 July 2021
Time 12:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Graham Norton: Home Stretch

Rewatch on our youtube channel with or without captions
Date 12 July 2021
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €20

Louise Kennedy & Stephen Walsh

Outdoor event. Recording to be released online later this summer
Date 12 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Bantry House
Admission €10

Miek Zwamborn & Michele Hutchison

New Dutch Writing. Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 12 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online
Admission Free
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Colin Hassard & Dimitra Xidous

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 13 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free

Lisa Harding & Fíona Scarlett

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 13 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Vimeo
Admission €5
Wednesday 14 July 2021

Alexandra Heminsley: Some Body To Love

A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 14 July 2021
Time 5:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5

Bonnie Tsui: Why We Swim

Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 14 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Thursday 15 July 2021

Carol Isaacs: The Wolf of Baghdad

Memoir of a Lost Homeland - A Graphic Memoir
Date 15 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free

Experiments in Empathy: Ellen Bass & Tom Moore

The Well Review. A recording will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 15 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5

Words Allowed: Teenage Writers workshop with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

Dates 11 June to 16 July 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €120
Friday 16 July 2021

Emily Cooper & Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 16 July 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5

Christy Lefteri: Songbirds

A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 16 July 2021
Time 8:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €8

Poetry workshop with Raymond Antrobus

Dates 19 July to 23 July 2021
Time 2:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €200
Monday 19 July 2021

Jaap Robben & Lize Spit

New Dutch Writing. Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 19 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Online
Admission Free
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Departures Volume III: Co. Cork with Billy O'Callaghan, Jack O'Rourke and Alice Taylor

Rewatch on Dublin Book Festival youtube channel
Date 20 July 2021
Time 6:30 pm
Location Online
Admission Free
Thursday 22 July 2021

Joanna Walsh: Seed

A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 22 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Friday 23 July 2021

Young Writer Delegates showcase

In partnership with Irish Writers Centre. A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 23 July 2021
Time 1:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free
Monday 26 July 2021

Jelmer Mommers: How Are We Going To Explain This?

New Dutch Writing. Rewatch on our youtube channel
Date 26 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free
Tuesday 27 July 2021

A Thing I Cannot Name: Amanda Feery & Megan Nolan

Irish National Opera
Date 27 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €5
Thursday 29 July 2021

The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices

A recording of this will be available on our youtube channel in the coming weeks
Date 29 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free

Editor in Residence: Aoife K. Walsh

Dates 5 July to 30 July 2021
Location Zoom
Admission €60

What's On

Thursday 21 October 2021

Madeleine D'Arcy: Liberty Terrace

Contact Bantry Bookshop to book. Limited numbers
Date 21 October 2021
Time 4:00 pm
Location Bantry Bookshop
Admission Free
Saturday 13 November 2021

J.R. Thorp: Learwife

In-person at Dublin Book Festival and live stream
Date 13 November 2021
Time 7:30 pm
Location Smock Alley - Dublin
Admission €6 in person; €4 live stream

Popular Fiction workshop with Carmel Harrington

Dates 15 November to 19 November 2021
Time 6:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission €200

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