Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date-3-5 Feb 2017


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date-16-18 June 2017


Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date-25-27 Aug 2017


Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Butterflies of a Bad Summer is his second collection of poetry. The Blocks his début novel was published in 2016 by New Binary Press.

In 2013 Wurmpress published his début poetry collection, Litany of the City and Other Poems. His work has appeared in the anthologies, New Planet Cabaret (New Island Press) and If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press), and Even The day Break: 35 years of Salmon Poetry, as well as in several journals, including The Stinging Fly, The Poetry Bus, Penduline,,The Pickled Body, The Bohemyth, The Incubator, and in The Irish Times and Dublin Inquirer newspapers.

Karl is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed live literature performers and has read by invitation at festivals and events in Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada. His work has been broadcast on RTE1’s Arena Arts show many times. In 2015, he featured on the Setanta Ireland live TV New Year's Eve show and has featured on RTE Entertainment.ie. In 2016 he had a short documentary film made by FilmBase about him and his work, Poet From The Block, which also featured in The Irish Times, it can be viewed online.


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