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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.

Previous events at MoLI

Reading and Writing After the Irish State

17 January 2020 | 13.30 | Old Physics Theatre

An afternoon symposium at MoLI to accompany our UCD/NLI exhibition ‘The State and Irish Writing’. Speakers and panellists include Prof. Margaret Kelleher (UCD), Katherine McSharry (NLI), Dr. Michael Kennedy (RIA), Vivien Igoe, Prof. Regina Uí Chollatáin (UCD) and Dr Lisa Godson (NCAD). 

The event will run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Afternoon refreshments will be provided.

Arrow to the Heart

13 January 2020 | 18.30 | Old Physics Theatre

A special event to celebrate our exhibition Kate O'Brien: Arrow to the Heart. Featuring a performance by exhibition curator Kathy Rose O'Brien.

First Fridays

3 January 2020 | 18.00 | MoLI

MoLI is open late with free admission from 6pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month. Explore the museum, drop down to The Commons for a delicious dinner, and pick up a special Christmas present in the MoLI shop. Last admission at 8pm. No ticket required. To reserve a table in The Commons, please see here.

What to Read (and Write) in the Age of Trump? Aleksandar Hemon, Chris Beckett and Karen E. Bender in Conversation

14 December 2019 | 18.30 | Aula Maxima

In times of Brexit, post-truth, and the Trump presidency, with a 24/7 news cycle and an increasingly polarized social media landscape, have our habits of reading literary fiction changed? Is reading an act of personal enjoyment or do we seek something more in literature? Are we experiencing a crisis of reading culture, critical thinking, and intellectual engagement? Do fiction writers feel challenged to engage with our current sociopolitical landscape?

Join Aleksandar Hemon, Chris Beckett, and Karen E. Bender in conversation with Dolores Resano to think about why we read fiction, what we read, how we read, and what we recommend that others read in these particularly fraught times.

In partnership with the UCD Clinton Institute and the support of the UCD Institute for Discovery. Admission is free. Booking advised.

Rooney Prize for Irish Literature: Mark O’Connell in conversation with Carlo Gébler

3 December 2019 | 18.30 | Old Physics Theatre

Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with Rooney Prize winner Mark O'Connell and writer Carlo Gébler, chaired by last year's Rooney Prize winner Catriona Lally. Admission free, booking essential.

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