Upcoming Events

Tertulia @ westival 2021!

We are delighted to be involved in this year’s Westival. 

The line up is super.

Fiction, debate, workshops, art, literature, authors…what’s not to love!

Check out our events below. 

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A Room of One’s Own – The Necessity of Literature in Today’s Society. 

Wednesday, 20th Oct, 7.00 p.m.

Come join Creative Together, Tertulia Bookshop and The Philosopher’s Hat Club for an evening of literature, thought provocation and lively debate. Starting with Virginia Woolf’s radical essay we will pose some interesting questions, drawing on a varied tapestry of prose and poetry, to help fuel the fire of inquiry. 

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Picturing Writing – Meaning Making in the Language of Pictures and the Language of Words.

Thursday, 21st Oct, 2.00 p.m.

Mayo Writer in Residence Elizabeth Reapy, Tertulia Bookshop and Mayo Arts Service come together to mix the artistic medium of drawing and writing with a view to freeing your creativity. Learn about free writing and free drawing, how the two are interchangeable and can inspire creative and artistic flow.

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Fiction Writing and Other Horror Stories – Nuala O’Connor and Sophie White In Conversation.

Friday, 21st Oct, 7.00 p.m.

Tertulia Bookshop is delighted to introduce award winning authors Nuala O’Connor (Nora, Becoming Bell, Miss Emily) and Sophie White (Corpsing – My Body and Other Horror Shows, Unfiltered, Filter This). Spend the evening in our company, where we will be talking all things fiction.

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 The Little Prince on Planet Earth – Children’s Creative Workshop.

Saturday, 23rd Oct, 2.00 p.m.

The Little Prince is a novella by french aviator and writer Antoine de Saint -Exupéry. This well loved children’s book, first published in 1943, has sold over 140 million copies. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come join us for a fun creative workshop. 

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Watch Back - Launch Event of The Hidden Child and The Orchard Girls (Tertulia Event SepT 2021) Double Delight!

Wednesday, 8th Sept, 7.00 p.m.

Louise Fein’s anticipated novel The Hidden Child is on our bookshelves now. 

We are delighted to have Louise back with us again, hot on the heels of her very successful novel People Like Us. Join us for a catch up with Louise on all things bookish, with an in-depth look at her latest creation, a novel set in 1920’s England at the time of the Eugenics movement. 

Life for Eleanor and Edward is not all it seems to be. Secrets and scandal have a way of creeping out at the very worst moment. 

We are excited to get to meet Louise virtually at Tertulia and find out more about her work and her anticipated second novel. 


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Wednesday, 8th Sept, 7.00 p.m.

Nikola Scott joins us virtually at Tertulia for the launch of her third novel The Orchard Girls.  

Nikola’s work includes My Mother’s Shadow and The Summer of Secrets, all transportative fiction, where we take a trip back in time to the early 20th century. 

Nikola creates worlds for us to get lost in and her latest creation is centred around The Women’s Land Army and how seventeen year old Violet’s life changes forever.  

We are excited to get to meet Nikola virtually at Tertulia and find out more about her work and her anticipated third novel. 


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the End of the world is a cul de sac (Tertulia Event JUly 2021)

Wednesday, 7th July, 7.30 p.m.

‘From the minute I started to write, I didn’t care if the house fell down around me.’  Louise Kennedy’s admission in her recent Irish Times interview.  (Sat April 3rd, 2021)

The chef turned writer’s debut collection of short stories has been causing quite a stir, even rumours of bidding wars over the manuscript. 

The End of the World is a Cul de Sac was finally secured by Bloomsbury and has been published in April of this year to great reviews. 

Kennedy grew up in Hollywood in County Down and was always, consciously or otherwise, in the presence of division. That idea comes through in her stories, the them and us, the other and belonging. 

Her short stories have won prizes and been widely published. In both 2019 and 2020 she was short-listed for the Sunday Times Audible Award, the world’s richest prize for a single short story, and the An Post Irish Short Story of the Year. 

She has written for the Guardian, Irish Times, BBC Radio4 and RTE Radio 1. 

We are delighted to get to meet her here at Tertulia and find out more about her work and her journey into writing. 

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Hilary Fannin and the weight of love (PREVIOUS Event June 2021)

Previous Event – June 2021

Hilary Fannin will be talking to us about her latest novel The Weight of Love. 

HILARY FANNIN is an award-winning playwright and newspaper columnist. Born in Dublin, where she still lives, she was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year. 

Her plays, including Mackerel Sky, Doldrum Bay, Famished Castle and an adaptation of Racine’s Phaedra, have been performed in Ireland, London, Europe and North America. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Times and was awarded Irish Columnist of the Year in 2019. Her memoir, Hopscotch, was published to critical acclaim in 2015. 

The Weight of Love is her first novel.


Come and chat with us as we get to know a little bit more about Hilary and her creative process. 

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Previous Event -June 19th of June, 7.30 p.m.

A French native, Victoria Mas was raised in the south of France and fed unique local specialities from her village that still haunt her today. 

After studying in California, she got her Master’s degree in Literature from the Paris Sorbonne University and remembered all the times she stepped into her Montmartre bakery to get through the exams.  

She is author of the acclaimed debut novel The Mad Women’s Ball and is our guest this month at Tertulia. 

Come and join us for an evening with Victoria, where we learn all about her latest novel and hear the exciting news of her film rights for THE MAD WOMEN’S BALL. 


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