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My Workshops:

Noel King's Creative Writing classes start again in Tralee on Tuesday morning, 12th February, 2019 from 11am to 1pm. They are under the auspices of the Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) and are open to adults of all ages. The classes are free to all participants. They are held in Liber House, Monavalley, Tralee (Eircode V92 NN80).

PS. You can't book a place directly with Noel. To book a place, please contact Tracy Corridon on 066 7121488.
PPS. This Creative Writing Initiative has been run in Tralee for a number of terms and participants have gained huge confidence in their own writing ability. While there is a core group involved, we are now opening the course to new members. Various genres of writing will be covered including poetry, short stories, writing for children, writing comedy, articles and reviews. Classes are geared towards the interests/needs of those attending. The main focus of the classes is on getting published. Many of Noel's students from classes in Tralee and Castleisland have appeared in the Irish Independent, The Guardian (London), The Irish Times, Ireland's Eye, Ireland's Own and many other publications. If you have any further queries you can ring Noel at home anytime on 066 7184765 or email

Come and see NOEL read from his poems and short stories
at one of these venues:

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 at Books Upstairs. 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2. Poetry reading (with Catherine Ann Cullen and Greagoir O Duill), 6pm to 7pm. Free to attend. Phone: (01) 677 8566

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Eigse Sean Clarach Mac Domhnaill, Charleville, Co Cork. Poetry reading, then workshop - "Come in with nothing, go out with a finished poem" at 10am - 12.30pm. Free to attend (sponsored by Cork County Council). Bookings to Bernadette - 087 9007225

Friday, September 22 (Culture Night) at The Abbey Inn, Bridge St. Tralee, Co Kerry. Hosted by Thursday Night Writers Group - An evening of Spoken Word and Song with John W Sexton & Noel King, followed by open mic. 8pm - 11pm. Free to attend. barbaralovric2[at] 087 6152806

Sunday, September 24 at Books Upstairs, D'Olier St., Dublin 2 at 2.30pm - 3.30pm Poetry reading with Christine Broe, Noel King and Anatoly Kudryavitsky. Free to attend. No booking required.

Come and see NOEL in...

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's EVITA, performed by LOST (Light Opera Society Tralee) March 22 to 25. Siamsa tire, Tralee 066 7123055

Frank McGuinness's GRETA GARBO CAME TO DONEGAL, performed by Zyber Theatre Company, March 30, 31, April 1. Collis Sandes House, Oakpark, Tralee. 087 9918457 (after 4pm, or leave voice message) (only about 40 seats each night, so book early)

Dingle International Film Festival: watch out for 2 films, THE TIMEKEEPER and NEIN. March 23 to 26 2017.

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, performed by TMS (Tralee Musical Society) April 26 - 29 2017.
Siamsa tire, Tralee 066 7123055


Monday 5 June 2017 - Launch of The Key Signature and Others Stories (Liberties Press) - Siamsa Tire Theatre & Arts Centre, Town Park, Tralee. 6pm

Tuesday 6 June - On the Nail, Chez le Fab, Arthur's Quay Park, Limerick - hosted by Limerick Writers' Centre. 8pm

Wednesday 7 June - Seanchai Centre, Listowel. 7.30pm

Thursday 8 June - Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway. 6.30pm

Friday 9 June - The Elbow Lane Inn, Fermoy, Co. Cork. 7.30pm

Saturday 10 June - Four short 'pop-up' readings with Mae Leonard in Naas, County Kildare: McAuley Place, 2pm; Naas Library, 2.30pm; The Moat Club Cafe, 3pm; Swan's on the Green, 4pm

Sunday 11 June - The Cafe @ Louis Mulcahy Pottery, Clogher, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry. 6.30pm.

Wednesday 14 June - David Butler & Tanya Farrelly's Staccato series @ Toner's Pub, Baggott Street, Dublin. 7.30pm.

Thursday 15 June - SPOTLIGHT @ The Haven, Bachelor's Quay, Cork City. 8pm.

Friday 16 June - Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare in association with Clann na Farraige writers group. 2pm Friday October 30 2015
at 6pm. Launch of the new volume of poems, Sons at Siamsa Tire, Tralee.

Saturday, October 31 at 9pm. Reading at The Elbow Lane Inn, Fermoy, Co. Cork (hosted by the Blackwater Arts Writers Group).

Sunday, November 1st at 3pm. Reading at "The Chapel on the Hill", Killorglin, Co. Kerry (hosted by Knibs Writers Group)

Monday, November 2nd at 9pm. Headline reading at O'Bheal, the Long Valley Bar, Cork City (hosted by O'Bheal)

Tuesday, November 3rd at 8pm. Headline reading at On The Nail, the Locke Bar, Limerick City (hosted by Limerick Writers Centre).
Wednesday November 4th at 7pm. Reading in The Salmon Bookshop, Ennistymon, County Clare (hosted by Salmon Poetry)

Thursday, November 5th. Reading in Alice's Cafe, Naas, Co. Kildare at 8pm (with Mae Leonard).

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