#DroicheadConnects: LIVE NETWORK

  • 31st Jul
  • 10:00
  • Online
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

The LIVE Network is a literary network in Ireland that supports writers, publishers and literary producers to share work. The venture has emerged from the Literary Audience Development Scheme run in association with Words Ireland that has been operational in the venues since August 2018. Currently the LIVE Network comprises six partners: The Backstage Theatre (Longford) The Roscommon Arts Centre (Roscommon), The Ramor Theatre (Cavan), The Source Arts Centre (Tipperary),  Droichead Arts Centre (Louth) and The Riverbank Arts Centre (Kildare). Each venue runs a literary programme in consultation with Literary Audience Development Officer Dani Gill. Literary offerings from the Network include One Book projects, author events, Poetry Day celebrations and creative writing workshops.

The LIVE Network has created a digital series during the lockdown featuring six Irish writers. Each writer speaks to Audience Development Officer Dani Gill about their latest book over a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine! Intimate and insightful, the series gives readers a chance to hear an extract from the book, get a sense of the story and meet the writer virtually, in their home, and all six episodes are available to watch now.

At this critical time of restrictions, the arts have been front and centre of people’s lives as thousands stream home concerts and facilities such as BorrowBox quadruple in sign ups. Audience Dvelopment Officer Dani Gill comments on the programme and what it seeks to do:

‘The LIVE Network have come together at this time to offer something for audiences and to support writers. We are looking at a landscape of uncertainty and great worry, now more than ever engagement with the arts is so important for our communities. This series offers a break and a window into a writer’s life and process. Readers will be able to get a sense of something they may not have read yet, and it’s an opportunity to sit down and have a cup of tea and listen to a nice conversation.’

Click here to visit the LIVE Network YouTube channel online or watch the individual episodes by clicking the links below.

Episode 1: An Irish Coffee with Alan McMonagle (sponsored by The Backstage Theatre) Watch the episode here
Episode 2: An Espresso with Kevin Barry (sponsored by The Ramor) Watch the Episode here
Episode 3: A Very Cork Cup of Tea with Hilary Fannin (sponsored by The Riverbank) Watch the episode here
Episode 4: Black Tea and Birdsong with Jane Clarke (sponsored by Roscommon Arts Centre) Watch the episode here
Episode 5: A Glass of Wine with Elaine Feeney (sponsored by The Droichead Arts Centre) Watch the episode here 
Episode 6: A Crime Writer's Cup of Tea with Liz Nugent (sponsored by The Source) Watch the episode here

Our programme is available for free, Droichead continues to support and pay our artists, and if you would like to make a donation towards future programming you can do so from as little as €2 by CLICKING HERE (Only if you can afford to).


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