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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

Master of Monsters Creative Writing Workshops with Dave Rudden

10 October 2020 - 17 October 2020 | 11.30 14.00 11.00 14.00 | Old Physics Theatre

In the lead up to Halloween join award-winning author Dave Rudden (Knights of the Borrowed Dark, Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping/The Wintertime Paradox) for a series of workshops that focus on the dark side of writing. We have 4 different creative writing sessions over 2 weekends for all age groups.

Places are limited and all workshops are in line with public health guidelines. Workshops will take place in MoLI, however if there is a change in public health measures, we may have to move these workshops online. All staff working with young people are garda vetted and all activity is in line with MoLI's Child Protection and Welfare Policy. For further info, check out our Child Safeguarding Statement, here.

Parents/guardians will not be in the room for the creative writing sessions, other than the intergenerational workshops, where you can book in and co-create. For all other workshops, parents/guardians are encouraged to register young writers into the workshop and stay onsite during the session. As well as the museum we have a cafe, shop and gardens that may be of interest to you while you wait!

October 10th, 2020

11.30-1.00pm - 8 - 12 year olds (tickets - €10)

2 - 4pm - 13 - 16 year olds (tickets - €10)

October 17th, 2020

11-1pm - 17+ year olds (tickets - €15)

2 - 4pm - Intergenerational workshop (adults and children from the same family working together to co-create stories) (tickets - €15 adult/€10 child)

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Previous events at MoLI

Go Animal Crackers on Culture Night with Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan

18 September 2020 - 18 September 2020 | 17.00 18.30 | Old Physics Theatre

Bright Sparks presents "Let's go Animal Crackers on Culture Night". Alan Nolan and Sarah Webb love animals so much they created a book together all about their favourite animals, Animal Crackers. Join them in MoLI for this interactive mash-up of crazy animal facts, drawing and book fun. A must for all the family (age 7+). This is a free, ticketed event. Go wild and book your place now!


Culture Night at MoLI

18 September 2020 - 18 September 2020 | 17.00 17.30 18.00 18.30 19.00 19.30 20.00 | Old Physics Theatre

MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland is delighted to welcome you on Culture Night to enjoy our museum, gardens, café and shop, as well as our new temporary exhibition exploring Nuala O'Faolain's seminal memoir 'Are You Somebody?' All entry is free and ticketed, make sure to prebook your tickets!


The Happy Prince

18 August 2020 - 26 August 2020 | 14.30 | Old Physics Theatre

The Happy Prince and Other Tales was published in 1888 before Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray and his great stage comedies. This adaptation was first presented in Bewley’s Café Theatre in 2004 and has since toured in Ireland, the UK, USA, France, Finland and Egypt.

Performed by Michael James Ford. Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh. Music arranged and performed by Philip Dodd.

Duration: 40 minutes. Limited numbers & booking essential. Ticket includes entry to the museum.


The Selfish Giant

18 August 2020 - 26 August 2020 | 15.30 16.30 17.30 | Old Physics Theatre

The new production of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde was first performed outdoors in Foxrock in June 2020. 

Performed by Michael James Ford and Bairbre Ní Chaoimh. Puppets created by Martin Cahill. Lighting by Colm Maher.

Duration: 20 minutes. Limited numbers & booking essential. Ticket includes entry to the museum.

Each for Equal

11 March 2020 | 18.30 | Aula Maxima

The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is ‘Each for Equal’. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in collaboration with MoLI, will acknowledge and celebrate the role of partnerships, mentoring and mutual support in helping women to advance in their creative careers in the past and in the present, with a lively panel discussion moderated by journalist Lise Hand. The panel will reflect on intersectional feminism, male allies, and the ways in which women have worked together to overcome institutional, social and economic barriers, making important contributions to Irish cultural life. 

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