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MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.

Upcoming events at MoLI

Barry Guy’s The Blue Shroud

9 December 2021 | 19.00 | Old Physics Theatre & Online

MoLI presents a special screening of Barry Guy's The Blue Shroud, along with a reading by the poet Kerry Hardie, and a panel discussion featuring the groundbreaking bassist and composer Barry Guy, Jonathan C. Creasy (the film's director), and musicians Maya Homburger and Benjamin Dwyer.

This event will also be streamed live online. Click here to book your place. 

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Previous events at MoLI

December First Fridays

3 December 2021 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on for First Fridays on Friday, 3 December, with free admission from 6pm until 9pm (last admission 8pm). There will be lots happening around the museum, including the opening of a brand new exhibition. WHAT IS THE WORD is an audio cinematic experience presenting a curated collection of Samuel Beckett poems. We will also have an interview with the creative team behind the exhibition, a performance by artist Adam Mohamed, and a reading by writer Sue Rainsford (all events are limited capacity and on a first come, first served basis). The Commons Café will be open, too, serving wine and tapas. Book your ticket now!

Director’s Book Club

1 December 2021 | 17.00 | Online

Calling all MoLI members!

The monthly online Director’s Book Club is a lovely way to meet other museum members and share ideas – and to hear from a special guest. The next edition of our Director’s Book Club is on Wednesday, 1 December, at 5pm. Our book of the month is Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by the author. All details in the latest Members’ Bulletin. If you are interested in becoming a member, just click the link below!

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Imram – Mórléamh Filíochta / Gala Poetry Reading

25 November 2021 | 19.00 | Online/Old Physics Theatre

Saothair ó cheathrar dár bhfilí Gaeilge (Áine Ní Ghlinn, Róisín Sheehy, Alan Titley agus Andreas Vogel) a cheiliúrfar sa Mhórléamh Filíochta a bheidh ar siúl in MoLI, i gcomhpháirtíocht le Imram.

MoLI, in partnership with Imram, presents Mórléamh Filíochta / Gala Poetry Reading, an event celebrating the work of four Irish language poets: Áine Ní Ghlinn, Róisín Sheehy, Alan Titley and Andreas Vogel.

Launch of ‘All Strangers Here’

18 November 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join MoLI and the the Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, 18 November, at 7pm for the launch of All Strangers Here. A new anthology from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Arlen House, All Strangers Here explores the interrelationships between diplomacy, creativity, and language across poetry and prose published by Irish diplomats and their families over the past century. Part of a wider programme marking the centenary of the Irish Foreign Service, it features many remarkable writers, amongst them: Eavan Boland and Maeve Brennan, both daughters of Ambassadors; poets Valentin Iremonger and Denis Devlin; and Conor Cruise O’Brien and Máire Mhac an tSaoí, one of the State’s first female diplomats. Rick O’Shea is joined by co-editor Angela Byrne, contributors Richard Ryan and Siobhán Campbell, and the Department’s former Secretary General, Niall Burgess, who initiated the project, to celebrate the volume’s launch and discuss the arts of diplomacy and writing. 

Launch of Archipelago: A Reader

11 November 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Dublin Book Festival and MoLI join together for an online event in celebration of the publication of Archipelago: A Reader (The Lilliput Press). A new anthology, Archipelago is one of the most important and influential literary magazines of the last twenty years. Bringing together established and emerging artists, the magazine has contributed to a transformation of creative conversations around islands, coasts and waterways. Archipelago: A Reader is a mixture of poetry, prose, and visual art, including newly commissioned work. Editors Nicholas Allen and Fiona Stafford are joined by a panel of contributors, Moya Cannon, Andrew McNeillie (Archipelago publisher), and Deirdre Ní Chonghaile to discuss their pieces in the collection, the uniqueness of writing about place and people, and the legacy of Archipelago.

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