Pulitzer-Winning Poet Paul Muldoon

Curates New Music and Literature Series


An omnium-gatherum of words and music 

Featuring Zadie Smith, Nick Laird and Aoife on September 8th


New Special Guests each month!


"The most significant English-language poet 

born since the second World War." 

 - The Times Literary Supplement on Paul Muldoon


Monday, September 8 | 7:30 pm

with Special Guests Zadie Smith, Nick Laird & Aoife 

$18 member / $20 non-member

*Free drink included with ticket*

 Buy tickets online or by calling 866-811-4111


A brand new series of words and music led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon on the second Monday of each month. Reading and performing with his Princeton-based music collective, the Wayside Shrines, Muldoon will be joined each month by different special literary and musical guests dropping in to various performances. On Monday, September 8th, Paul will be joined by celebrated authors Nick Laird and Zadie Smith, as well as songwriter Aoife


Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist and short story writer. She has published four novels, all of which have received substantial critical praise. In 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors, and was also included in the 2013 list. Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006 and her novel White Teeth was included in TIME magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 list.


Nick Laird has been the recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.



Aoife is a recent graduate of the Gallatin School at NYU, where she studied songwriting and the work of James Joyce.


Upcoming Muldoon's Picnic Series Schedule and Special Guests

Monday, October 13 | 7:30 pm

Martin Hayes

Joyce Carol Oates

Robert Pinsky


Monday, November 10 | 7:30 pm

Rick Moody

Meghan O'Rourke

Fay La Foe


Monday, December 8 | 7:30 pm

Patrick McCabe

Mark Mulcahy

Tracy K. Smith


Watch Paul Muldoon's translation of Se�n � Riord�in's 
poem "Saoirse" with musical accompaniment 
provided by members of The Gloaming  


 For more information, visit our website


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Viva Voce presents:


The River




Thursday, August 21 | 7:30 pm & 10 pm

Admission: FREE

The play itself, The River, is a multi-sensory theatrical experience about The River Shannon based on real stories. The playwright interviewed people from all walks of life over the past year and a half and the play is a testament to their generosity of spirit. A noted contributor is Sir Terry Wogan. The River is written and performed by well-known Limerick playwright, Helena Enright, and directed by noted local theatre director, Ciarda Tobin.


The performances will be staged on board a 90ft Dutch Barge in Custom House Quay located at the back of The Hunt Museum, Limerick City, Ireland. The play will also be screened live to New York at Coogan's Bar this Thursday, August 21 at 7 pm.



For more information, click here.




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