POESIOMAT – the Poetry Jukebox, is an on-street sound installation that provides an innovative new platform for poetry. It is curated by poets Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill

We are calling for submissions for the first Poetry Jukebox in Ireland which will be launched as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival in October 2017. It will be located outside the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Find out how to submit below.

Poesiomat Poetry Jukebox Submission Guidelines Quotidian

Don’t forget to download and sign the Permissions Consent Form below, and return it with your submission.

Poesiomat Poetry Jukebox Permissions Consent Form Quotidian

Bridging The Silence

From 10th May to 18th June 2016 Deirdre is touring Europe with Bridging The Silence, a Corners of Europe project in collaboration with artists from across Europe. The project gives a voice to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, political violence and transgender issues.

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I’m looking forward to reading alongside fellow Lagan poet Maria McManus at the Belfast Book Festival on Sunday 15th June, at 6pm in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Tickates £6/£4.

Belfast Book Festival 2013 Reading

Ulster Hall – Literary Lunchtimes

10th June 2013, 1-2pm

Free admission – no ticket required
Lagan Press presents a showcase of award-winning local poets, featuring Jean Bleakney, Moyra Donaldson, Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill.

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Workshops 11-1pm

Meet The Poets – Reading and Q&A 2-4pm

Armagh City Library

9th March 2013

Admission free

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Armagh City library are bringing together renowned poets Denise Blake, Deirdre Cartmill and Moyra Donaldson for a programme of workshops and readings.

Workshops will run in the morning from 11-1pm. This is followed by a relaxed afternoon session which will offer the audience an opportunity to meet these published poets and listen as they read from their works. A short Q&A will follow.

 Two Little Boys Launch Screening

Thursday 18th October, 6pm

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Deirdre’s short film Two Little Boys is being screened at an industry launch at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast on Thursday 18th October at 6pm.

The film is directed by Ryan Tohill.

Poems for a Sunday Afternoon

 Sunday 29th April 2012, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

 Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

 Free Admission

Deirdre will be reading at Down Arts Centre in Downpatrick on Sunday 29th April as part of their Poems for a Sunday Afternoon series. The event runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. There will be an open mic after her reading, so anyone who feels like sharing a poem they’ve written or reading a favourite poem is most welcome. Tern TV will be filming part of the event.

Paris Reading

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 19:30

Centre Cultural Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, Paris, France 75005

Celebrate “Printemps des Poètes” with three poets who are recipients of an Artist’s Career Enhancement Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for ‘rising stars of the art world’. Deirdre Cartmill has published two collections and was a finalist in the Scottish International Poetry Competition; Maureen Boyle won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Prize;  and Moyra Donaldson has won the Allingham and the Cúirt New Writing Awards.

Over The Edge Reading in Galway

Friday, 9 March 2012, 20:00

The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, GALWAY, Galway, Ireland 1

Over the Edge, Galway City’s Literary Events Organisation presents readings from three Arts Council of Northern Ireland award-winning writers, Deirdre Cartmill, Maureen Boyle and Bernie McGill. For more information go to

Literary Salon at Belfast Festival at Queen’s

20th October 2011 at 6.30pm
Crescent Arts Centre Studio
Price £8 /£6

Deirdre is reading alongside poets Moyra Donaldson and Maureen Boyle, and fiction writers Sheena Wilkinson, Bernie McGill and D.W. Lewis on 20th October 2011, as part of the Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

This will be an informal reading of new poetry and experiments in fiction from six talented writers, overseen by suave salonniere Ian Sansom.

Sip a glass of vino, Tweet your literary ‘criticism’, or just sit back and listen to these distinctive voices.

All six writers were selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme, a programme to assist artists in developing new work.

You can get your tickets here.

And you get read a review of this group of writers most recent reading on Culture Northern Ireland.

Twitter hashtag: #literarysalon


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