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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

28 April 2020 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

28 April 2020 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.

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/an-evening-with-christine-dwyer-hickey-dublin-one-city-one-book-tickets-96656956559?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Venue

Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham

Time

29 April 2020 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

30 April 2020 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

01 May 2020 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

02 May 2020 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

02 May 2020 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

04 September 2020 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.

http://eventbrite.ie/e/dublin-one-city-one-book-christine-dwyer-hickey-in-conversation-tickets-117999891853

 

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

27 September 2020 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

19 November 2020 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.

Growing Up in Late Twentieth Century Ireland

What can we learn about growing up in Ireland from the Dublin One City One Book for 2020, Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey?

Join us for an online panel discussion of how Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey reflects the history of Irish childhood in the 1960s and 1970s. To provide context, Dr Carole Holohan (TCD) will explore Irish youth in the long 1960s while Dr Ruth McManus (DCU) will discuss housing families in suburban Dublin. Dr Marnie Hay (DCU) will consider how the novel provides insight into Irish childhood in the late twentieth century. Hosted by Dr Beatrice Scutaru (MU), the session is an initiative of the Museum of Childhood Ireland and is produced by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries.

This free panel discussion will take place online at 7 pm on Thursday, 10 December 2020

Book your place now https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/growing-up-in-late-twentieth-century-ireland-tickets-130430335645

 

[photo courtesy of Museum of Childhood Ireland]

 

 

Venue

Online Event

Time

10 December 2020 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Dublin, Friendship and Outsiders: Rónán Hession and Fíona Scarlet

 

Thursday 1st April 6pm

 

Little Museum of Dublin and One Dublin One Book presents Rónán Hession and Fíona Scarlett in conversation with Sarah Costigan of the Little Museum. 

As part of the museum’s 120 Dublin Stories series, this conversation will reflect on the idea of Dublin as a character and speak about themes such as friendship & outsiders as depicted in Leonard & Hungry Paul by One City One Book author Rónán Hession, and in Fíona Scarlett’s debut novel Boys Don’t Cry. 

Book a Place by emailing fiona@littlemuseum.ie

The event will also be streamed live on Little Museum of Dublin Facebook page 

 

Rónán Hession is the author of Leonard and Hungry Paul which has been nominated for several awards including Irish Novel of the Year and the British Book Award for Best Debut. Rónán has also been longlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards for Short Story of the Year. His second novel Panenka will be published in May 2021.

Fíona Scarlett is from Dublin, but is now living in Co. Kildare with her husband and two children. She holds an MLit in creative writing with distinction from the University of Glasgow, was awarded the Denis O’Driscoll Literary Bursary for an emerging writer through Kildare County Council 2019, and a Literature Bursary through the National Arts Council Ireland 2020. She works full time as a primary school teacher and her debut novel Boys Don’t Cry will be published by Faber & Faber in April 2021.

Watch previous episodes of 120 Dublin Stories

Venue

Online Event

Time

April 1 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Reading Dublin – UCD Online Course

Reading Dublin – One Dublin One Book 2021

Wednesday Mornings in April beginning 7th, 10.30am

 

Completing this online UCD course provides you with an in-depth understanding of Dublin from some of the writers who have lived here and made this city their subject. This course is designed to tie in with events in One Dublin One Book festival 2021 culminating in Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession the 2021 selected title.  This is available to be read online from Dublin libraries. We will read a variety of books and other material which may relate thematically to the 2021 One Dublin One Book choice, or through their connection with Dublin or author. The course will consider the changing place of Dublin in literature and examine different ways the city has been represented by writers. No prior knowledge or skills are required for this course beyond enjoyment and an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city. 

This online course is taught by Garrett Fagan and runs on Wednesday mornings over four weeks beginning 7th April. 

More details https://bit.ly/3qeHBzJ

Time

April 7 at 10:30 am

Tickets

€100

Booking

Booking essential

The Rick O’Shea Book Club: Nice and Nasty

WATCH HERE

Wednesday 7th April 8pm

 

Rick O’Shea hosts a discussion between writers Alex Barclay and Rónán Hession about characters and characterisation. What makes a memorable character? Where do characters come from?  How to write light and dark characters? Who are their favourite characters in literature.

Alex Barclay is the award-winning author of nine crime novels, a fantasy novel for children, and the upcoming My Heart and Other Breakables for teens. She also writes for screen. 

Rónán Hession is the author of Leonard and Hungry Paul which has been nominated for several awards including Irish Novel of the Year and the British Book Award for Best Debut. Rónán has also been longlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards for Short Story of the Year. His second novel Panenka will be published in May 2021.

 

Time

April 7 at 8:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

Art and Compassion: Lunchtime Discussion

 

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Thursday 8th April 1pm

 
Lunchtime discussion on art and compassion, hosted by Irish Hospice Foundation as part of One City One Book, supported by Creative Ireland

Leonard and Hungry Paul author Rónán Hession is joined by Dominic Campbell, arts officer for Irish Hospice Foundation, and special guest Mary Shine Thompson  for a lunch long discussion on art and compassion.

Does the arts bring us help when we are in need? How might that work? What might this mean in a pandemic?

Join us for an exchange of examples and understandings for added enjoyment of your soup and sandwiches.

Rónán Hession is the author of Leonard and Hungry Paul which has been nominated for several awards including Irish Novel of the Year and the British Book Award for Best Debut. Rónán has also been longlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards for Short Story of the Year. His second novel Panenka will be published in May 2021.

Mary Shine Thompson is the DCU Educational Trust’s representative on DCU’s Governing Authority. She qualified as a barrister in 2016 and now chairs Reparation Panels for the Restorative Justice Service. A second strand of her work relates to the promotion of the arts, especially as they intersect with education. In this capacity she assists the DCU team to integrate visual arts into the life of the university. She has acted as literary and arts advisor / consultant for various state and non–state bodies. She is a former chair of Encountering the Arts Ireland, of Poetry Ireland, and of Imram. Until 2010 she was Dean of Research and Humanities at St Patrick’s College and lecturer in English, and continues to maintain a strong interest in literary and academic affairs.

Dominic Campbell is establishing Irish Hospice Foundation’s arts programme, where making meaning is supported with creative practice and compassionate culture nurtured. A cultural producer, excited by the positive effects on society of longer lives he founded Creative Aging International, transformed Bealtaine, Earagail and St Patrick’s Festivals, and is an inaugural cohort of The Global Brain Health Institute and Atlantic Fellowship, a Next Avenue Key Influencer on Aging, and board member of Africa’s Arts in Medicine Fellowship

Venue

Online Event

Time

April 8 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Contemporary Music Centre – Musical Tales

 

WATCH HERE

Thursday 8th April 7.30pm

 

This online Musical Tales event presented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland in association with One Dublin One Book features performances of works by composers from Ireland Linda Buckley, Greg Caffrey, Ben Dwyer, David Fennessy, Deirdre McKay and Jonathan Nangle that were selected from CMC’s collection by composer curator Jane O’Leary based on connections with Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession, be it through themes, era, characters, places, ideas, sounds, images, etc.

Performances of these works are presented alongside readings by author Rónán Hession of extracts from the book that inspired curator Jane O’Leary’s selection of works for the following programme, together with contributions by the curator in which she explains why these extracts inspired selection of the works performed:

exploding stars (2011) by Linda Buckley, performed by violinist Darragh Morgan

a pale yellow sky, mvts. 1 and 6 (2005) by Deirdre McKay, performed by harpist Clíona Doris

Changeless and the changed (2014) by David Fennessy, performed by violinist Alice Rickards and cellist Sonia Cromarty

disjecta iii from five disjecta (after Beckett) (2019) by Benjamin Dwyer, performed by composer guitarist Benjamin Dwyer

Mandala (2020) by Jonathan Nangle, performed by clarinettist Deirdre O’Leary

Bagatelle No. 2 (2019) by Greg Caffrey, performed by guitarist Matthew McAllister

This will be followed by a live Panel Discussion led by CMC’s Linda O’Shea Farren, in which Rónán Hession, Jane O’Leary and some of the featured composers and performers will participate via zoom, with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the Panel.

Venue

Online Event

Time

April 8 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary
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