Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 25th - 27th Jan 2019


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 14th - 16th June 2019


Doolin Surf

Surf Festival

Doolin Surf

Event date: 22nd - 24th March 2019


Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is a renowned writer, teacher, editor and creativity-in
education advocate and the first writer to have won all three of
Ireland's national prizes for young poets.

Necessary Fiction named him
“the most intransigently indefinable, and indispensable, of
contemporary writers”, while the Irish Times found his work to be “as
brilliant on the page as it must surely be in performance”. His most
recent publications are the “preposterously original” short fiction
collection First Book of Frags and the popular poetry collection Lost
Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains. He is also editor of the acclaimed
Young Irelanders anthology of new Irish fiction and in 2016 will edit
the Strange Times Strange Tellers multimedia anthology of work by
participants in his Experimental Fiction multimedia writing workshop
at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin.

As well as West Cork Literary Festival, Dave recently provided
workshops for RTE, the Irish Film Institute, Dublin City Libraries,
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Courthouse Arts Centre, The Irish
Countrywomen’s Association, Youthreach, Youthspeaks, Children’s Books
Ireland and numerous other schools, institutions and festivals. He
teaches creative writing at the Irish Writers Centre and the Big Smoke
Writing Factory and he lectures on the MA in Poetry Studies at the
Mater Dei Institute and at The American College Dublin. He is the
researcher for the new RTE Poetry Programme, presented by Rick O’Shea.
In recent years Dave has been a front-runner in the emerging and
increasingly popular genre of poetry-film and you can check out his
latest, Because I'm Human, an anti-bullying poetry film,


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