Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Ndrek Gjini’s ‘The Invention of Shoes’ reviewed by Matt Mooney

Ndrek Gjini’s second collection of poems published by Galway Academic Press under the title of ‘The Invention of Shoes’ is a wonderful exposé of the life and poetic craft of an Albanian who became a Galwegian. It has revealed him … Continue reading

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Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

Promotional video for Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019. Margadh by poet Máire Holmes, read by Páraic Breathnach

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Anna Allen – Swags and Tails 

Anna Allen, born in County Wicklow, has lived in Connemara for over thirty years. Though the idea of writing nagged and haunted her, having married and started a family that grew and grew, there were too many other calls on … Continue reading

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature – 2019

A Welcome from Programme Director, Emily Cullen Fáilte is fiche go Cúirt Litríochta na bliana seo. A very warm welcome to the 34th annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Cúirt 2019 is one of our most broadly international festivals yet … Continue reading

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Katacha Díaz – Grandfather’s Legacy

Katacha Díaz is a Peruvian American writer. Wanderlust and love of travel have taken her all over the world to gather material for her stories. Her writing appears or is forthcoming with Muddy River Poetry Review, Poppy Road Review, Pika … Continue reading

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ANNE MC CABE launches her new novel, ‘SO MUCH AT ONE’, a spiritual love story

Friday 29th March 2019, in Monroe’s, Galway.6-8pm. Anne McCabe’s new novel, ‘So Much at One’ is a story about loss and longing in a life of celibacy. It tells the story of a monk in an enclosed order who meets … Continue reading

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Niall McNelis, Mayor of Galway City to launch The Galway Review 7

Niall McNelis, Mayor of Galway City to launch The Galway Review 7 Galway Academic Press and The Galway Review cordially invite you to the launch of The Galway Review 7. This anthology featuring local, national and international writers will be officially launched … Continue reading

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Jack Grady: Terry invites us all into his abode, and not only into its rooms

Terry McDonagh, poet and dramatist from County Mayo, taught creative writing at Hamburg University, in Germany, and was Drama Director at the International School in Hamburg before becoming self-employed as creative writing instructor and drama facilitator in 2004. He tours … Continue reading

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A Review by Matt Mooney of Reuben  Woolley’s latest collection of poems ‘Some time we are heroes’

A Review by Matt Mooney of Reuben  Woolley’s latest collection of poems ‘Some time we are heroes’  Reuben Woolley has had poems published in many print and online journals such as Tears in the Fence, Lighthouse, The Interpreter’s House, Domestic Cherry, … Continue reading

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Maria Nikolaisen – The Death of Danny McLaughlin

Maria Nikolaisen, born in Andenes, Norway in 1994, came to Ireland in 2013 to do the BA of Arts With Creative Writing at NUIG. She has always been an eager traveller, and has an eclectic work history, including kindergarten teaching, … Continue reading

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Stephen Glennon – A Thorny Briar’s Lament 

Stephen Glennon is a journalist with the Connacht & City Tribunes. With 25 years’ experience, he has also contributed items to other provincial and national newspapers, numerous radio stations and to RTE. His first book, ‘To Win Just Once’, charting … Continue reading

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Bern Butler – From Diary of a Prison Teacher

Bern Butler was born and raised in Shantalla in Galway City. She is a writer of prose and poetry, has been short and long-listed in several national competitions and published in ‘Force 10,’ and ‘The Grey Castle,’ (Ed. By Dermot … Continue reading

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