Cuirt International Literary Festival 2011

The Cuirt International Literary Festival 2011 begins in Galway, Ireland from April 12th through to Sunday, April 17th.
Dani Gill, the Cuirt Literary Festival Programme Director makes the following note in this year’s welcome section of the festival brochure.
In a time when we have struggled with our identity as a nation, we try now for the new. It is perhaps fitting then that Cúirt is very new this year. Many of our guest authors have never been to Cúirt before. Some are even coming with debut collections or novels. I am delighted to be hosting them in Galway when they are just emerging onto the world stage.
This year, we also celebrate a lot of Irish writers; our bread and butter, great minds who have been recognised nationally and internationally for their literary talent.
We have also expanded beyond the city limits and are hosting events in the county. This is an endeavour which has happened with the kind support of our funding partners. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to them for allowing us the opportunity to reach new audiences and begin new relationships.
  
We would also like to thank our patrons, sponsors and partners for their continuing support of Cúirt, it has really made a difference this year.
To our dedicated audience and regular attendees I would like to say thank you for your enthusiasm and for your warmth. You are the reason the writers come and I hope that you enjoy the festival this year; we enter a new era, I look forward to sharing it with you.
Dani Gill
Programme Director

Full details of events taking place throughout next week can be found by visiting the official event website or downloading the event brochure here.  
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