Readings

Culture Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
By September 17, 2015 Read More →

Culture Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Charlie Byrne’s will be hosting an entertaining literary event featuring some of Galway’s best writers.

Politicised Evening of Poetry with Mike Jenkins & Kevin Higgins
By August 19, 2015 Read More →

Politicised Evening of Poetry with Mike Jenkins & Kevin Higgins

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop presents ‘A Politicised Evening of Poetry’ with prominent Welsh poet Mike Jenkins, and Galway’s Kevin Higgins this Thursday the 20th of August. Both poets write poems which comment, often acerbically, on the world as it is. 

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A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke
By July 23, 2015 Read More →

A Trip to the Hospital by Caoimhe May O’Rourke

It was supposed to be the perfect day…  Celebrating her best friend’s birthday in the park, Molly is having the time of her life – but then disaster strikes. Poor Molly is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. She knows it’s the best thing for her but she’s never been before and she’s scared. Molly soon [...]

Cat Brogan Performance Poet at Charlie Byrne’s
By May 27, 2015 Read More →

Cat Brogan Performance Poet at Charlie Byrne’s

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting the first Galway appearance of Cat Brogan, winner of the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam this Thursday the 28th of May at 8pm with special guest Elaine Feeney

By February 17, 2015 Read More →

Launch: A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus

We’re very pleased to invite you to the launch of A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus, on Friday the 27th of February at 6pm. When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and cannot escape. She asks her elderly neighbour, [...]

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An evening of Japanese and Irish poetry
By February 13, 2015 Read More →

An evening of Japanese and Irish poetry

We are very pleased to announce our annual Japanese – Irish poetry evening, on Saturday the 28th of February at 6pm. This year world renowned Tanka poet Hisa Kagawa will be joined by  award-winning Galway poet Gerry Hanberry.     This will be our fifth annual Irish – Japanese poetry evening, organised with Wa Cafe, and we’re delighted to [...]

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2015 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

2015 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Join us for the 2015 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase on Friday, February, 13th at 6.30pm. The annual Over the Edge Poetry Showcase features Louis de Paor, Sarah Clancy, Gerry Hanberry, Edward O’Dwyer, Edward O’Dwyer, Celeste Augé, Mary Madec, the Amach! LGBT anthology of poetry and creative writing anthology, Quincy Lehr, Kevin Higgins, The Hundred [...]

Ireland’s first Laureate for Irish Fiction reading in store
By January 28, 2015 Read More →

Ireland’s first Laureate for Irish Fiction reading in store

We’re very pleased to invite you to a reading with the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, on Sunday the 1st of February at 2pm, with a special introduction by Rita Ann Higgins. The Laureate for Irish Fiction will be announced on Thursday the 29th of January. From then until 2018 the Laureate will engage with the [...]

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Reading: Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe and Ted Deppe
By September 24, 2014 Read More →

Reading: Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe and Ted Deppe

We’re delighted to invite you to an evening of literature, with readings from Suzanne Strempek Shea, Annie Deppe, and Ted Deppe, on Friday the 26th of September at 6pm. Suzanne Strempek Shea will read from her new book This is Paradise, followed by a signing. We will officially launch Ted Deppe’s new collection of poetry Beautiful [...]

Culture Night 2014: Literature Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
By September 16, 2014 Read More →

Culture Night 2014: Literature Night at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Charlie Byrne’s annual Culture Night gathering is back! Every year, Charlie Byrne’s hosts a series of readings from Galway authors who have had a book published in the last twelve months. Kicking off at 6:30 and finishing — well, late, the event will be MCed by Gary McMahon, and each reader will get five minutes in [...]