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Irish Writers Centre

19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Tickets via Eventbrite €5

Tickets on the door €7

Award-winning Irish writers Kevin Barry and Lisa McInerney read from their work, hosted by award-winning screenwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran.

Kevin Barry is the author of two collections of short stories, and the novel City of Bohane, which was the winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His 2015 novel Beatlebone won the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize.

Lisa McInerney’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Literature. She writes a blog under the name “Sweary Lady”.

Writer-actor Mark O’Halloran is the award-winning screenwriter of Adam and Paul, Viva, the television series Prosperity and the award-winning radio play Mary Motorhead.


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Monday 11th – Saturday 16th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

The New Theatre

43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar

Tickets: €12.50 www.thenewtheatre.com / 01 670 3361

Written and performed by Katie O’Kelly, directed by Davey Kelleher

From a dull day in Tesco to the dusty fields of Palestine.
In the blink of an eye.
What the fuck just happened?

A rainy day in Dublin. A jaded supermarket employee rips a boycott sticker off a bottle of olive oil. And the Palestinian olive tree of history comes to life before her…The Olive Tree low res

A magic realist journey into the stories and struggles of Palestine, past, present and future.

“Remarkably funny…lyrical and intelligent language makes the political personal” – The Reviews Hub

“O’Kelly performs all the roles with a clean, clear and sharp wit” – No More Workhorse

“A story told with magic and emotional realness” – Pure M Magazine


Post-Show talk after opening night, Tuesday 12th July 2016, with Muhanad Al Qaisy, Coordinator of the Olive Tree Campaign in Bethlehem, Palestine.





Spoken Word for Palestine

Tuesday 12th July, 8:30pm (doors 8pm)

The Sugar Club

8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Tickets: €10/€8

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An electric night in store with the amazing Colm Keegan – all Ireland poetry slam winner, shortlisted for the Hennesy New Writing Award for both poetry and fiction. Actor, screenwriter and activist John Connors of I am Traveller, Love/Hate and the keenly awaited Cardboard Gangsters. Stephen James Smith – co-founder of the Lingo Festival, author of the beautiful ‘Dublin, You Are’ and winner of the Cúirt international poetry grand slam. The essential voice of Rosaleen McDonagh –  poet, playwright and leading feminist in both the Traveller community and the Disability community. The unique John Cummins – all Ireland poetry slam winner. Raneem Saleh – activist and fresh new spoken word artist.  Nicole Rourke –  a writer and performer trained in the Middle East and co-director of Big Smoke Writing Factory. Sorcha Fox – actor, poet and theatre artist in residence at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon with Lughaidh Armstrong Mayock and Megan Lawlor and Dee Armstrong – award winning musician and composer for theatre and film with the incredible Kíla. Ruba Shamshoum – the extraordinary singer, songwriter from Nazareth in Palestine.

Come, support Palestine and let the doors of your heart be blown open.

Colm Keegan, John Connors, Stephen James Smith, Rosaleen McDonagh, John Cummins, Raneem Saleh, Nicole Rourke, Sorcha Fox with Dee Armstrong, Lughaidh Armstrong Mayock, Megan Lawlor and Ruba Shamshoum.