Sonya Gildea interview with
Galley Beggar Press editors, Eloise Millar & Sam Jordison
As part of the 2023 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize top ten longlist
‘A Thousand Hours a Day’
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2023
Launch of Poetry Ireland Review Issue 140
Edited by Annemarie Ní Churreáin
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Readings by Enda Wyley, Jean O’Brien, Mark Roper, Ger Duffy, Mark Grainier, Catherine Gander, Sonya Gildea, Luke Morgan & Paula Meehan
Dublin Book Festival 2023
HOWL, New Irish Writing ’23
Edited by Róisín Leggett Bohan & Lauren O’Donovan
Readings by: Anne Tannam, Sonya Gildea, Simon Costello, Damien B. Donnelly, Dara Higgins, Eilín de Paor, Fin Keegan, Jemma Walsh, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Matthew Geden, Mary Morrissy, Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Rosemary Johnston, Sue Hann.
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Poetry at the LexIcon (2023).
The poetry series curated & hosted by poet, Rosamund Taylor.
Sonya Gildea was host & facilitator of the May 2023 poetry reading & panel discussion of Poetry at the Lexicon, featuring poets Jane Clarke, Jodie Hollander & Chandrika Narayan-Mohan.
Poetry Day Ireland April 27th 2023
Poetry Day Ireland reading by poets Sree Sen, Sonya Gildea & Jean O’Brien at Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2, hosted by poets Maeve O’Sullivan & Eithne Lannon.
The John Hewitt International Summer School of Literature, Politics & Art 2023
Creative Writing Showcase Reading
The John Hewitt International Summer School of Literature, Politics & Art Bursary Students 2023 read at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh.
With Zoë Comyns
Broadcast Sunday, January 15th 2023 @ 7:30pm RTE Radio 1
Season 2: Episode 02. Small Things
Sonya Gildea, Cristín Leach, Sorcha Hamilton, Radhika Iyer, Betty Thompson & Derek O’ Connor
Dublin Book Festival 2022
TOLKA Issue 4 Launch & Readings
Saturday, Nov. 12th @ 4:30pm (IST)
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, D2
Launch of Tolka Issue 4
Readings from Kasandra Ferguson, Isobel O’Donovan, Mark O’Connell & Sonya Gildea.
Irish Writer’s Centre
Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Wednesday, Dec. 7th 2022 @ 7pm
IWC Readings from writers & poets, Mike McCormack, Larisa Sardiko, Victoria Melkovska, Simone Sav, Shamim de Brún, Finbar Lennon, Enda Coyle-Greene, Colm Brennan and Sonya Gildea.
‘Poetry of Place & Displacement’
Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street
Sunday, Nov 6th 2022 @ 3pm
Sonya Gildea hosts & facilitates the reading & discussion ”The Poetry of Place & Displacement”.
With Sree Sen reading from ‘Cracked Asphalt’ (Fly on the Wall Press) & Nithy Kasa reading from her debut collection, ‘Palm Wine Tapper & the Boy from Jericho’ (Doire Press) at Books Upstairs Dublin.
Cill Rialaig Writer’s Residency 2022
Irish Writer’s Centre
IWC Cill Rialaig Writer’s Residency 2022 awarded by the Irish Writer’s Centre, Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland & the Cill Rialaig Project.
Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University Belfast Residential Summer Poetry School
Showcase Reading, June 2022
Poets, Kerri Sonnenberg, Rosie Hadden, Sonya Gildea, Maeve McKenna, Ger Duffy, Colin Bramwell, Kris Hicks, Daniel Sofaer, Grace O’Doherty, George Adams. Introduced by Nick Laird.
The Accidental Theatre Bar, Belfast
International Literature Festival Dublin 2022 The Stinging Fly Launch & Summer Party
Thursday, 26th May @8:30 pm
Readings by Emily Cooper, Sonya Gildea, Jonathan C Creasy, Gustav Parker Hibbett, Dean Brown, Emer O’Hanlon, Nicole Flaherty & Wendy Erskine at the launch of the Summer 2022 All Poetry Issue of the Stinging Fly Magazine
Strokestown International Poetry Festival 2022 Saturday, April 29th 2022 @3:30 pm
Sonya is reading with poets from Washing Windows Too: Irish Women Write Poetry edited by Alan Hayes and Nuala O’Connor (Arlen House)
The Night Heron Barks Reads at SMOLFAIR 2022 The USA Small & Independent Presses & Book Fair
Saturday, March 19th 2022 @ 8pm EST
Sonya is reading with poets Dorianne Laux, Jose Hernandez and Angela Maria Spring, hosted by Founding Editor, Rogan Kelly of The Night Heron Barks.
Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 14 – Season 4
This episode aired on Saturday 26th February 2022. The guests are Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Sonya Gildea, Pat Boran, Champion Things, Susan J Farese, Kari Flickinger, produced and hosted by poet, Damien B. Donnelly
Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings
Smock Alley Theatre, 2021
A showcase of poetry readings over two nights at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin featuring poets, Simon Costello, Siobhán Ní Dhomhnaill, Jamie Field, Sonya Gildea, William Keohane, Eoin McEvoy, Laura McKenna, Molly Twomey, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan & Sacha White
International Literature Festival Dublin 2021
Hold Open the Door: Ireland’s Poetic Voices.
Sonya was a reader and panellist at the 2021 International Literature Festival Dublin with fellow writers, Nidhi Zak/Arie Eipe, Julie Morrissy, Summer Meline and Chandrika Narayan-Mohan for the Ireland Chair of Poetry anthology Hold Open the Door
Iron Mountain Literature Festival
Sonya was winning reader at Beyond Borders, the Iron Mountain Literature Festival (2021), for the John McGahern Literature Award
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Artist Residency
Sonya was awarded a 2021 Writer’s Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office & Creative Ireland.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Sonya was winning reader of ‘The Switching Yard’ for the Cúirt International New Writer’s Award (2015), hosted by Susan Millar duMars and Over The Edge Showcase