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Signposts for Success with Anne Mekitarian
Inexperienced Directors - learn how to tackle a script. The question of where to start, what to look for, how to organise and channel ideas, will be explored in a safe and fun environment. This interactive Master Class will aim to provide a set of rules and guidelines to give you the confidence to take you through the rehearsal process and on to presenting your first production. Actors, set builders, technicians etc., interested in the process, are also welcome.
Time: 24th November 2012 at 10:00 am
Seasons of the Heart with John MacKenna
A workshop exploring the ways in which we can draw on nature and our own life experiences to create fiction and memoir. Fee €30. To Book Tel: 057 8663355 www.dunamaise.ie John MacKenna is the author of fifteen books - novels, memoir, biography, short-stories and poetry. He is also a playwright, both for stage and radio. His collection of poems, Where Sadness Begins, is published this September by Salmon Books and his latest novel and a collection of short-stories are due for publication in 2013. He is the winner of the Irish Times Fiction Award; the Hennessy Award; the C Day Lewis Award; a Jacobs Radio Award for his documentary on Leonard Cohen and a Silver Medal at the Worldplay Radio Festival (New York) for his RTE radio play The Woman at the Window. He teaches creative writing and media studies at NUI Maynooth.
Time: 10th November 2012 at 10:00 am


Laois County Council Arts Office presents Leaves Literary Festival 2012, Celebrating the Literary Arts in Laois
The Leaves Festival promises wonderful opportunities to listen to the best of writing, established and emerging from Ireland. The programme includes readings, classes in creative writing, book launches, children’s events and music.
Time: 9th November to 11th November 2012
Poems Beget Poems with Niamh Boyce on Friday 9th November in the Dunamaise Arts Centre
Existing poems can contain seeds for new poems. Bring along a poem you have written and explore the possibilities of generating a sequence from the piece. This workshop would suit writers who have begun to write poetry and would like to explore it further. Fee €30 To Book Tel: 057 8663355 www.dunamaise.ie From Athy, Co Kildare, Niamh Boyce was awarded the Hennessy XO New Irish Writer of the Year 2012 for her poem Kitty. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Francis McManus Short Story competition 2011, the Hennessy Literary Awards 2010 and the Molly Keane Award 2010. Her novel ‘The Herbalist’ will be published by Penguin in 2013.
Time: 9th November 2012 at 10:00 am


Laois County Council Arts Office presents Leaves Literary Festival 2012, Celebrating the Literary Arts in Laois
The Leaves Festival promises wonderful opportunities to listen to the best of writing, established and emerging from Ireland. The programme includes readings, classes in creative writing, book launches, children’s events and music.
Time: 9th November to 11th November 2012
Laois County Council Arts Office presents Leaves Literary Festival 2012, Celebrating the Literary Arts in Laois
The Leaves Festival promises wonderful opportunities to listen to the best of writing, established and emerging from Ireland. The programme includes readings, classes in creative writing, book launches, children’s events and music.
Time: 9th November to 11th November 2012
It Only Ever Happens In The Movies
Devised by Mikel Murfi & John Taite along with the cast of NYT 2011. LAOIS YOUTH THEATRE presents: It Only Ever Happens In The Movies This production has been supported by the National Association For Youth Drama through it’s New Stage programme. For more information see www.nayd.ie A play about, by and for TEENS!
Time: 3rd November 2012
Laois Graveyards Survey to be launched
27th February 2013 at 8:00 pm
— Killeen Community Centre, Killeen, Maganey
The Survey of Graveyards in Laois, carried out by Laois County Council, with the assistance of the...  
Workshops  in Oil Painting for Adults with artist Gemma Guihan
13th February 2013
— The Arthouse, Stradbally
Commencing on Wednesday 13th February and running for six weeks.
“ A Project In Two Parts” Exhibition by Martina O’Brien
11th January to 8th February 2013
— The Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally
This very vivid and colourful exhibition is well worth a visit to the Arthouse. The Arthouse is...  
Laois Teens Explore Life Through The Lens Exhibition in Áras an Chontae
6th December at 5:00 pm to 7th December 2012
— Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, County Laois
Youth Work Ireland Laois in Partnership with Laois Partnership have been delivering photography...  
Signposts for Success with Anne Mekitarian
24th November 2012 at 10:00 am
— Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, County Laois
Inexperienced Directors - learn how to tackle a script. The question of where to start, what to look...  
Seasons of the Heart with John MacKenna
10th November 2012 at 10:00 am
— Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, County Laois
A workshop exploring the ways in which we can draw on nature and our own life experiences to create...  
Poems Beget Poems with Niamh Boyce on Friday 9th November in the Dunamaise Arts Centre
9th November 2012 at 10:00 am
— Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, County Laois
Existing poems can contain seeds for new poems. Bring along a poem you have written and explore the...  
Laois County Council Arts Office presents Leaves Literary Festival 2012, Celebrating the Literary Arts in Laois
9th November to 11th November 2012
The Leaves Festival promises wonderful opportunities to listen to the best of writing, established...  
It Only Ever Happens In The Movies
3rd November 2012
— Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, County Laois
Devised by Mikel Murfi & John Taite along with the cast of NYT 2011. LAOIS YOUTH THEATRE presents:...  
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