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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

Ulysses – for the Rest of Us!

16 June 2021 - 9 September 2021 | Online

Ulysses – for the Rest of Us! is a new, free, public book club at MoLI that will demystify James Joyce's extraordinary 100 year-old novel, and offer fresh and easy routes into this vast, elaborate and often hilarious masterpiece for every reader. This summer, join your guide –author, activist and podcast host Conner Habib – as he unlocks Ulysses, episode by episode, from Stephen Dedalus’s breakfast in Sandycove through to Molly Bloom’s famous closing monologue.


Launch of A History of Irish Women’s Poetry

12 August 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join MoLI, in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates General of Ireland in the UK, for the online launch of A History of Irish Women's Poetry, a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women's poetry from earliest times to the present day, in both English and Irish. The book reads Irish women's poetry through many prisms – mythology, gender, history, the nation – and most importantly through close readings of the poetry itself.

The event will feature the book's editors, Ailbhe Darcy and David Wheatley, in conversation with Professor Sarah Prescott, as well as readings from poets Ciara Ní É and Rachael Hegarty.

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Previous events at MoLI

Launch of ‘Belfield Literary Review’

29 July 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join us on Thursday, 29 July, at 7pm for the launch of the very first issue of the Belfield Literary Review.

The Belfield Literary Review is a new annual journal, which has grown out of the creative writing community in University College Dublin, and which deals with the interface between critical and creative work, hybrid texts and the experimental. Edited by Paul Perry with guest editors Lucy Collins and Gregory Betts, this beautifully-produced journal aims to give a platform to the most necessary, urgent voices in literature, both in Ireland and further afield.

The Belfield Literary Review is a collaboration between MoLI and the UCD School of English, Drama and Film. The launch event will feature discussion with the journal's editors, as well as a selection of readings from issue one, 'New TransAtlantic Dialogues'.

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Meet Chris Haughton

22 July 2021 - 22 July 2021 | 10.30 | MoLI

We are delighted to announce that children's picturebook illustrator and writer Chris Haughton will be with us at MoLI on Thursday, 22 July, at 11.30am. Haughton will be signing copies of his books to coincide with our current exhibition about his work. Admission to the signing is included in your MoLI ticket!

Launch of ‘Look! It’s a Woman Writer!’

15 July 2021 - 15 July 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join MoLI and Arlen House for the launch of Look! It's a Woman Writer! Irish Literary Feminisms, 1970-2020, a collection of essays by female Irish writers, edited by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. This collection features 21 writers from every corner of Ireland, writing about their literary lives and their experiences as writers working throughout some very pivotal decades for women in Ireland. Launched by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD, the event will also feature a panel discussion with the book's editor Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and writers Evelyn Conlon and Áine Ní Ghlinn, as well as readings by Mary O'Donnell, Celia de Fréine and Phyl Herbert.

Ireland’s Generation X? – Claire Kilroy

7 July 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Claire Kilroy in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

Launch of Peter Sirr’s Intimate City

29 June 2021 | 19.00 | Online

MoLI, in partnership with the Gallery Press, is delighted to host the launch of Peter Sirr’s new collection of essays, Intimate City. Broadcasting from MoLI, Sirr will be in conversation with journalist Frank McNally for the launch of this wonderful new publication.

Reflecting the writer’s long-standing attachment to and obsession with the Dublins of the past and present, Intimate City addresses the contemporary city but also the ancient walled city or the city mapped in 1756 by a French Huguenot or the one enumerated in 1803.

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