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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

Christine Dwyer Hickey in Conversation: Dublin Book Festival

Christine Dwyer Hickey in conversation with Niall MacMonagle

A Dublin One City One Book and Dublin Book Festival Online Event

Join us for a special online event with Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of this year’s Dublin One City One Book choice Tatty on Thursday 24th September at 7pm. Christine will be in conversation with literary critic Niall MacMonagle in the beautiful setting of Kevin Street Library, Dublin. She will discuss Tatty, her varied writing career, and in particular how music influences her writing.

Musical interludes will be contributed by pianist Leonora Carney, trumpeter Colm Byrne and piper Donnacha Dwyer.

 

Tatty was originally published in 2004 and earlier this year a special Dublin One City One Book edition, with a new introduction by Dermot Bolger, was published by New Island Books. Christine recently won the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her most recent novel The Narrow Land.

Please note that you will need to register in advance to watch the event online.

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Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. She has published eight novels, one collection of short stories and a full-length play. She recently won the Dalkey Prize for Fiction and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for her latest novel The Narrow Land (Atlantic Books) Tatty was published by New Island Books (2004) and by Vintage UK (2005). It was shortlisted for Irish Novel of The Year 2005, listed as one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade at the Irish Book Awards 2010 and was nominated for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Fiction Prize). 
 
Niall MacMonagle
 
Niall has edited several anthologies and textbooks including the Lifelines series, Poetry Now, and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916. He writes a weekly art column in the Sunday Independent and broadcasts frequently on RTE Radio 1.  In 2017, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by UCD for services to literature. He is one of the judges of the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award.

Colm Byrne: Trumpet

Colm has played solo works with the Rukert Chamber Orchestra, Irish Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the RIAM Symphony and Baroque Orchestras, the Orchestra of Saint Cecilia, the RTE Concert Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.  He has also featured on numerous movie scores and an array of albums of different genre.

Leonora Carney: Piano

Leonora has pursued an extensive career as a concert pianist, giving recitals throughout Ireland, the USA and Great Britain, including the Royal Festival Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Her schedule included concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and broadcasts on RTE and BBC Radio 3. For many years, she has been a member of the music department of National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Donnacha Dwyer: Uileann Pipes

Donnacha Dwyer has been playing the Uilleann Pipes since 1988 when he first received tuition in Na Piobairi Uilleann. He began performing professionally in various Dublin music venues in 1991 and since then he has performed extensively around Europe, the U.S. and Asia. He has been a full time Uilleann Pipes Maker since 2007.

 

Christine Dwyer Hickey and Billy O’Callaghan at Bray Literary Festival

Bray Literary Festival  and Dublin One City One Book, is delighted to present an online evening of readings and discussions on Sunday 27th September at 8pm

Join award-winning authors Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of eleven novels including Dublin’s One City, One Book 2020 choice Tatty and The Narrow Land, winner of the Walter Scott Award 2020, and Billy O’Callaghan, author of novels The Dead House and My Coney Island Baby and four short story collections, most recently The Boatman, for a lively evening in conversation with Dermot Bolger, co-founder of New Island Press and author of fifteen novels, including The Journey Home and Tanglewood. 

Watch online here

*This was originally due to take place in the Mermaid Theatre but due to Covid-19 travel restrictions it will now be recorded remotely. *

https://brayliteraryfestival.com/a-sense-of-place/

Time

September 27 at 8:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

Turning Ideas into Books with Christine Dwyer Hickey

 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries present a Dublin One City One Book event with Christine Dwyer Hickey & Martina Devlin

Christine Dwyer Hickey discusses the inspiration and research behind Tatty and her most recent novel, The Narrow Land with author and journalist Martina Devlin in this online event.

Tatty was this year’s choice for the Dublin: One City One Book initiative organised annually by Dublin City Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. The Narrow Land was winner of the 2020 Walter Scott Prize and also the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award.

Poetry, Childhood and Tatty

Dublin: One City One Book online event in association with Poetry at the LexIcon

 

Explore the emotional pull of childhood with three original and very different poets. This event draws on themes raised by Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty and brings unique insights and perspectives. Curated by Rosamund Taylor.

Eithne Hand’s much anticipated first collection Fox Trousers will be published by Salmon in 2020. Using her spare and wry style, she captures the magic and poignancy of childhood. James Harpur is the author of six collections, most recently The White Silhouette (Carcanet 2019). With assured, thought-provoking poems he delves into the complexity of adolescence and growing up. Meanwhile, Liz Quirke’s first collection The Road, Slowly (Salmon 2018) breaks new ground in Irish poetry by following the journey to motherhood for a same-sex couple and explores what it means to create a family.

Venue

Online Event

Time

November 19 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Dublin as a Literary Location with Christine Dwyer Hickey

 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries present a Dublin One City One Book talk with Christine Dwyer Hickey and Martina Devlin

Christine Dwyer Hickey highlights the importance of Dublin as a location in Tatty and in many other titles chosen as Dublin One City One Book choices over the years. She will be in discussion with author and journalist Martina Devlin for this online event.

Tatty was this year’s choice for the Dublin: One City One Book initiative organised annually by Dublin City Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. The Narrow Land was winner of the 2020 Walter Scott Prize and also the 2020 Dalkey Literary Award.

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