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Finding a Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence

Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Museum of Country Life, Co Mayo, Poetry Ireland


Finding a Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History and Country Life in partnership with Poetry Ireland - March to December 2016

                                                                                                               

As part of the 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme, novelist, playwright and poet, Dermot Bolger, will be Writer in Residence at the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History.           

While the wealth of cultural and historical material held within the Museum's collections has provided inspiration for a wide range of creative responses in a variety of  art forms, this is the first time that the Museum has created a writer in residence initiative. The residency, which is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland, will extend from March to December 2016 and will take inspiration from the Museum’s Easter Week Collections.

Finding a Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence aims to engage a wide range of audiences in themes and object histories that form the core of the Proclaiming a Republic Exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The programme will be comprised of four distinct strands: a schools' workshop programme; a local community workshop programme, an Online Mentoring Clinic and the In Conversation with Dermot Bolger series of talks. Part of this will also involve two weekends of workshops, talks and other events at the Museum of Country Life, Co Mayo.

Events are free, unless otherwise stated but booking is essential.

Bookings for events taking place at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Dublin, can be made through the Eventbrite links beside each event or by accessing the project Eventbrite page http://dermotbolgerwriterinresidence.eventbrite.com

Bookings for events taking place at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Mayo, can be made via email at educationtph@museum.ie

 

Any queries regarding the 'Finding a Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence' programme can be directed to Eimir O’Brien, National Museum of Ireland on +353 1 8816 515 or Moira Cardiff, Poetry Ireland on +353 1 678 9815.

You can down load the programme flier here

 

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Supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office.