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Phonica: Nine

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Phonica: Nine Monday 12 November 2018 Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre 7.30pm Admission: €8.00 / €6.00 with: Adrian Crowley Ed Devane Máighréad Medbh Julie Morrissy Rouzbeh Rashidi Judith Ring Phonica   is a multidisciplinary performance series rooted in Word and Sound, with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, directed, programmed and hosted by  Christodoulos Makris  and  Olesya Zdorovetska ,  Phonica  aims to explore compositional and performative ideas and to encourage a melting pot of audiences and artists from across artforms. Phonica: Nine  will feature performances and presentations from a range of exceptional, groundbreaking and award-winning writers, musicians and artists, in the realms of dramatic spoken word performance, experimental electronic music, avant-garde filmmaking, electroacoustic musique concréte, multimedia field research-based poetry, and improvisational spatial sounds w/ drones. BOOK TICKETS NOW Featured Art

Kildare Readers Festival 2018

On the evening of Saturday 13 October I'll be at The Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare, as part of Kildare Readers Festival 2018 . Running over two weeks across various public library venues, but with most of the major events concentrated at The Riverbank over the weekend 12-14 October, this is the 9th edition of the festival, produced by Kidare County Libraries and Arts Service. For this event , fellow Maynooth University Writer-in-Residence Paul Lynch and I will be in a moderated conversation with  Edel Coffey Margaret Scott , discussing the residency programme and our own work. We start at 8pm. Tickets are free but booking is required .

Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University

I am delighted to have been appointed Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University for the academic year 2018-19. Supported by Maynooth University and Kildare Library and Arts Services , the residency is based at The Department of English at NUI Maynooth and it's designed to "provide students and the broader community with the opportunity to engage with writers of distinction, as well as providing the writers with time to advance their current project(s)." As part of the residency I will arrange and host a programme of public events at various points through the year in association with the University and Kildare Library and Arts. There are two residency posts offered each year, with the novelist Paul Lynch my co-appointee for 2018-19. Previous Maynooth University Writers-in-Residence include Rob Doyle, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Joanna Walsh. The announcement was made in June but I am only beginning my residency this week, and I look forward to working with everyon