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Tatty, the story of a marriage break-up, as told through the eyes of a child

‘Tatty  is one of those novels that’s easy to read, hard to get out of your head and almost impossible to describe’ (The Irish Times) Christine Dwyer Hickey will discuss the writing of the modern Irish masterpiece and the craft of writing in general,with Q&A to follow.

 

 

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Venue

James Jocyce Library, University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin, 4

Time

April 20 at 5:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

RTÉ Radio 1 – Book on One

 

RTÉ Radio 1’s week nights’ Book on One will feature Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey at 11.20pm for two weeks in April starting on Monday 19th April.This forms part of the programmed events of Dublin One City One Book

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Time

April 20 at 11:20 pm - May 1 at 11:50 pm

Tickets

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The Big TY Book Club

Join TY (Transition Year) students from all over Dublin to hear all about Tatty and the life of a writer from the books author, Christine Dwyer Hickey. TY Co-ordinators are invited to get in touch with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature at cityofliterature@dublincity.ie to arrange a group seating allocation, plus free copies of Tatty for students wishing to take part.  

 

Venue

Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1, Dublin 1 Ireland

Time

April 21 at 11:00 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Reading Dublin One City One Book

Presented by Garrett Fagan, this course is designed to tie in with events in the Dublin One City One Book festival 2020

culminating in an extended engagement with the selected title and making full use of events staged during April.

Students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment, an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 22 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€100

Booking

An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Meeting author Christine Dwyer Hickey for an evening of discussion and readings from Tatty,this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice.

 

Venue

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Time

April 22 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Music and Imagination: An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Join us for an evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book. Christine is one of Ireland’s most popular writers and her novel, Tatty, teems with the raw energy of working-class Dublin life. She will be discussing the book and the importance of music with well-known literary critic and journalist, Niall MacMonagle. Musical interludes will be contributed by pianist Leonora Carney, trumpeter Colm Byrne and piper Donnacha Dwyer. Your host for the evening will be Mary Kennedy.  Two tickets per booking

 

 

Venue

Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1, Dublin 1 Ireland

Time

April 23 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Aspects of a Novel: Writing Masterclasses with Christine Dwyer Hickey

From characterisation to research, Christine Dwyer Hickey will help you to negotiate the landscape of your novel or short story. First five pages of work may be submitted for discussion. Individual attention will be offered to each participant.  Limit of 15 persons

 

 

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 25 at 2:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Author Book Club Visit: Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine joins Clondalkin Library’s Book Club to discuss Tatty at a special meeting.  Non-members are very welcome to attend.

 

Venue

Clondalkin Library, Monastery Road, Clondalkin

Time

April 27 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Growing Up in Late Twentieth Century Ireland

Join us for a panel discussion on the history of Irish childhood in the 1960s and 1970s. After our panellists reflect on themes highlighted in Tatty, audience members will be encouraged to share their childhood memories of the period. Confirmed speakers include Dr Carole Holohan (TCD) and Dr Ruth McManus (DCU). DCU historians Dr Marnie Hay.  Dr Beatrice Scutaru will facilitate the discussion. This session is an initiative of the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project.

Venue

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Time

April 27 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

The Post-Truth Society: Language, Writing and Advocacy

How has the language we use been shaped by a rapidly shifting cultural, political and digital landscape?

What can writers and artists do to challenge the current public discourse that creates division and conflict?

Join a host of artists and activists in this forum that will explore the use of language in contemporary society

and unpack the ways in which new modes of communication have added to this climate of intolerance.

Details of speakers nearer the time on www.irishwriterscentre.ie

This event is the result of collaboration between the Irish Writers Centre,

the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, English PEN, the Freedom to Write Campaign (Ireland),

and No Small Talk group. 

Kindly sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and English PEN

Tuesday 28th April. 10.30am to 4pm.

Wood Quay Venue. Fishamble St. Dublin 8

 

Venue

Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Fishamble Street Dublin 8, Ireland

Time

April 28 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€5

Booking

Booking advisable

Coolock Library Book Club

Join Christine Dwyer Hickey for a special open book club meeting in the library,

where she will answer all your questions on Tatty and her work as a writer.

 

Venue

Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17,

Time

April 28 at 11:00 am

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Dublin Childhood on Film

Presented by the Irish Film Institute. Christine Dwyer Hickey will introduce a programme of short films illustrating themes explored in Tatty. Films about alcoholism, martial breakdown and disability made between the 1960’s and 1980’s show how representations have changed dramatically in the intervening years. The programme includes some lighter notes in films about childhood and everyday suburban life in Dublin. These short documentaries, public information films and television commercials are selected from collections preserved in the Irish Film Institute.

 

Venue

IFI, Eustace St Dublin 2,

Time

April 28 at 6:10 pm

Tickets

€8.50 – €11.50

Booking

Booking advisable

The New Theatre

Presented by The New Theatre and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. Dramatised performed readings from the novel Tatty – a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.

 

 

 

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

April 28 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking advisable

An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Join author Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of Tatty, as she talks about her life, career and much more.

 

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Venue

Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham

Time

April 29 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

The New Theatre

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre. Dramatised performed readings from the novel Tatty – a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.

 

 

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

April 30 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking advisable

The New Theatre

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre.  Dramatised performed readings from the novel Tatty – a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.   Post show talk this evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey.

 

 

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

May 1 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking advisable

The New Theatre

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre. Dramatised performed readings from the novel Tatty – a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

May 2 at 2:30 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking advisable

The New Theatre

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre. Dramatised performed readings from the novel Tatty – a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

May 2 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking advisable

Tatty at the New Theatre (Sold out)

*These performances are now sold out. Ticket returns via the venue by phone only – 90 minutes before performance. 01-6703361 *

Presented by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and The New Theatre

Dramatised excerpt readings from Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty performed by spoken word artist Felispeaks. Tatty is “a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of the break up of a troubled Dublin family, as told through the eyes of a child.”

Written by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Dramatised excerpts by Audrey Devereux
Performed by Felispeaks
Directed by Mags Keohane
Produced by Anthony Fox 
Lighting by Cathy O’Carroll
Graphic design by Leanne Willars
Stage Management Shannon Cowan 

September 1st- 4th 7:30pm

Matinee 1pm on Fri 4th September

Tickets: €10 (€8 conc.) plus €1 booking fee
Show Length: 50 minutes

Venue

The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar Dublin 2,

Time

September 4 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

€8 – €10

Booking

Booking essential
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