Cúirt International Festival of Literature Appoints New Director
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Cúirt International Festival of Literature Appoints New Director

Galway Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moser as Festival Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Find out more here...

Galway Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moser as Festival Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Manuela brings a wealth of experience to Galway Arts Centre having held roles as a director, programmer, editor, and publisher.

Manuela comes to Cúirt from a post as a Director at Catalyst Arts, a gallery and project space in Belfast, where she worked with visual and performance artists, and writers, developing new work for exhibitions and publications over the last two years.

She is a founding editor of The Lifeboat Press, where she has published new work by leading and emerging Irish writers, such as Paul Muldoon and Susannah Dickey, and commissioned the landmark anthology Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry, edited by Paul Maddern.

Manuela Cuirt

Based in Belfast since 2010, Manuela was born in Morecambe in the North West of England. While studying from BA to PhD level at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, she was a long-standing member of Ciaran Carson’s writing group. In 2021 she was awarded the inaugural Publishing Fellowship at the Seamus Heaney Centre.

On her appointment, Manuela said; "I am delighted to be appointed as the new Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature. With Galway’s rich literary history and thriving contemporary scene, I am excited to build not only on Sasha de Buyl’s work in the last number of years, but also the festival's long and illustrious history."

Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of Europe’s oldest book festivals, and a leading voice for literature both internationally and across Ireland. Cúirt brings readers and writers together to tell stories, share new perspectives, and to celebrate writing, books and reading in all forms. Cúirt hosts a literature festival each April as well as a year-round programme of engagement. They nurture a community of readers interested in the world, creating a space for conversation, debate and reflection. Cúirt is committed to creating a space where the broadest audience is empowered to engage with books and reading, and a commitment to equality and inclusion underpins their core values.

Cúirt is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. For further information, visit their website here or please contact: info@cuirt.ie

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