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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

Bright Sparks presents Stick-or-Treat! An online Hallowe’en Storytelling and Craft Workshop with Úna Woods

24 October 2020 - 24 October 2020 | 12.00 14.00 | Online

Age 6+ years.

12pm – Relaxed event, slow pace and smaller numbers.

2pm – Lively, interactive event.

Get ready to make an amazing Hallowe’en themed picture inspired by the Dublin Vampire with the help of author and illustrator, Úna Woods, live in your own sitting room. Úna will share her new book with you - Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire? and then show you how to create your own.

Make a spooktacular mixed media collage using simple shapes, bright colours and crazy patterns. Then you can chat to Úna and show her your artwork!

You will need – scissors, coloured paper (if possible), white paper, markers or colouring pencils
Old wrapping paper, old birthday cards, colourful pages from magazines or newspapers – raid your recycling bin!

Our online safeguarding statement can be found here.


Previous 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 | Online

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 online workshops that focus on the dark side of writing.

We have 4 different creative writing sessions over two weekends for all age groups.

10 October 2020
11.30am – 1.00pm | Workshop for 8 - 12 year olds
2pm – 4pm | Workshop for 13 - 16 year olds

17 October 2020
11am – 1pm | Workshop for 17+ year olds
2pm – 4pm | Intergenerational workshop (adults and children from the same family working together to co create stories)

Your safety is important to us. Please see our online safeguarding statement here.

Savage Her Reply Online Book Launch

1 October 2020 - 1 October 2020 | 18.30

Join Little Island Books and MoLI for the live online launch of the fabulous 'Savage Her Reply' by Deirdre Sullivan on Thurs Oct 1st at 6.30pm when Deirdre will be live in conversation with Dr Kelly Fitzgerald about her new book 'Savage Her Reply', a retelling of the Children of Lir.
There will be a Q&A session after the event.
Sign up and join us for the party!

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.


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