The Red Line Book Festival kicks off today – check out the terrific line up starting off with the wonderful Children’s Laureate Sarah Crossan #WeAreThePoets and ending with Fiction Laureate Sebastian Barry and We Are Internet Famous (two separate events!) full programme here.
Really looking forward to reading and announcing the results of the Red Line poetry competition on Poetry Night, 9th October Wed 6pm Civic Theatre – it’s free and the evening also has ‘How to get Ahead in Poetry’ with Jessie Lendennie of Salmon Poetry, Lisa Frank and John Walsh of Doire Press and Peter Fallon of Gallery Press), in conversation with poet Angela T. Carr.
Thanks to GPO Witness Lecture Series and curator James Curran for an invite to speak on 20 Sep as part of the terrific Rebel Irish Women Lecture Series. Check out the full programme here
Rebel Irish Women – 2018 Talk Series
Really looking forward to doing a slew of poetry readings & events this month.
First up is Féile Londubh in Ashford. Check out the great programme of events www.feilelondubh.com 13 – 15 April 2018. On 13 April the free launch concert takes place after a workshop w/ Oisin McGann in the Mobile Library & a Fighting Words workshop . As well as trad group Perfect Friction and students rappers with Music Network, I’ll be introducing work of the Transition Year students of Colaiste Chill Mhaintain where I undertook a World Wise Global Schools series of workshops in association with Poetry Ireland WIS.
On Saturday 14 April @8pm I’m delighted to be introducing Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Ireland Professor of Poetry at a concert in Nun’s Cross Church ‘If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree’ who will be reading with the wonderful trad and jazz singer Aoife Doyle and musicians, Cormac Breathnach and Greg Felton. Booking now at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/feile-londubh-concert-if-music-and-sweet-poetry-agree-tickets-44522980433?aff=es2
Next up are three events for Poetry Day ( or week!) 23-28th April
- Monday 23rd April @ 6.30pm I’ll be giving a free workshop in
The Coach house, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 http://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/poetry-workshop-with-nell-regan
- Thursday 26th April @ 7.30pm
Come to a reading and open mike in The Mermaid Arts Centre http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/national-poetry-day
I’ll also be taking part in the wonderful @lablelit #PoetryDayIRL project – keep an eye out for luggage labels with poetry on them!
- Saturday 28th April 2pm I’ll be introducing and talking with poet Catriona O’Reilly as part of waywithwords.ie in Blessington Library.
2017 Book of the Year Irish Independent – Martina Devlin chose Helena Molony A Radical Life 1883 – 1967 as one of her books of the year in The Irish Independent on 24 December 2017 – in good company here!
Putting Helena Molony back centre-stage in Irish history
Nell Regan on her challenging but rewarding struggle to piece together the fascinating but overlooked life of a radical nationalist, feminist, trade unionist and actor…