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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

Director’s Book Club

6 October 2021 | 17.00 | Online/MoLI

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, 6 October, at 5pm. Our book of the month is Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett. We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by the author and we have a very limited number of tickets available to attend the event in person. All details in the latest Members' Bulletin. If you are interested in becoming a member, just click the link below!

We also have a limited number of signed copies of the book available in the MoLI shop.

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Previous events at MoLI

Culture Night at MoLI

17 September 2021 | MoLI

We are delighted to welcome you from 5pm until 11.30pm (last entry 10.30pm) on Culture Night. Enjoy our exhibitions, gardens, café and shop – and don't miss out Chris Haughton and Nuala O'Faolain exhibitions in particular.

All entry is free and ticketed. Make sure to prebook your tickets to avoid disappointment.

Bright Sparks presents: Meet the Leaflings

17 September 2021 | 17.30 | MoLI

Join us this Culture Night for Bright Sparks Presents : Meet the Leaflings with Niamh Sharkey and Owen Churcher. Get a sneaky behind the scenes look at how Niamh and Owen made their upcoming book, A Field Guide to Leaflings – find out where they get their ideas, peek inside Niamh’s sketch books, then participate in a fun drawing workshop! This event is free but ticketed. Please note these are family workshops so a parent or guardian is required to be present for the duration of the workshop. Each ticket includes entry for a parent/guardian and up to three children.

5.30pm - 6pm A relaxed workshop with smaller numbers designed for children with ASD or additional needs (4-8 years).

6.45pm - 7.15pm Workshop for children aged 4-8 years.

With the exception of minors (under 18), all event attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last six months.


Late Launch : A celebration of five poets

16 September 2021 - 16 September 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join us on Thursday, 16 September, at 7pm for a special evening with five poets – streamed live from MoLI. Chaired by poet Stephen Sexton, the evening will feature readings and discussion with poets Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Emily Cooper, Mícheál McCann and Charles Lang, all of whom released collections during the pandemic.

Featured collections

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Auguries of a Minor God, Faber, 2021

Emily Cooper, Glass, Makina Books, 2021

Mícheál McCann, Safe Home, Green Bottle Press, 2020

Charles Lang, Aye ok, Speculative Books, 2020

Stephen Sexton, Cheryl's Destinies, 2021

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.

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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