Tuesday 12th July, 6pm-7:30pmPrizewinners4Palestine_1024x1024

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.



Friday 15th July, 8pm

Peacock Theatre

Under the Abbey Theatre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Tickets: €20/€15 conc.

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Palestinian playwright and author Ahmed Masoud will be teaming up with world-renowned trad band Kila for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring evening of literature and music in the Peacock Theatre!

Ahmed Masoud is a Gaza-born London-based Palestinian writer whose book Vanished was shortlisted for the Memo Palestinian Book Awards 2015. His theatre credits includeThe Shroud Maker (London 2015), Walaa, Loyalty (London 2014, funded by Arts Council England), Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London and Edinburgh 2009) and Escape from Gaza (BBC Radio 4, 2011). Ahmed is the founder of Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre (2005) where he wrote and directed several productions in London, with subsequent European tours. He was recently stopped by Israel from entering his homeland to take part in the Palestinian Festival of Literature, where he was due to read in an international programme headlined by Colum McCann and JM Coetzee.
Kila are one of Ireland’s best-known globe-trotting traditional music bands, who also co-composed and played the music for Oscar-nominated animation features The Book of Kells and The Song Of The Sea. They also composed and played music for the Prix Europa-winning radio series Francisco. They have produced more than 15 cds over their 20-year career, including Suas Síos, Lemonade and Buns, Tóg é Go Bog é. KIla are composed of Ronán O Snodaigh, Brian Hogan, Dee Armstrong, Colm Ó Snodaigh, Seanan Brennan, Rossa Ó Snodaigh and Dave Hingerty.