Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Geraldine Mitchell



Write Now 2018 : Speed Dating for Writers

Lough Lannagh, Castlebar
Saturday 01 December, 2018

Poem of The Week, Irish Times, 28/07/18
Poem of the week: Late Trees
Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 4 August 2018
Poetry File with Geraldine Mitchell
Saturday 4 August 2018
In conversation with Mike McCormack
Celebrating Mike's big win in his home town
Sunday 19 August at 8pm
Louisburgh Town Hall
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
Poetry Reading, Clifden Arts Festival, 18 September 2018
Poetry Reading with Joan McBreen, Geraldine Mitchell and Ryan Vine
Tuesday 18 September @ 2:30 pm,
Dromineer Literary Festival: 05-07 October
Judge of children's poetry competitions
Awards event, Saturday 06 October, 2pm
Lough Derg Yacht Club
Dromineer, Co Tipperary
Poetry Workshop
Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan, 
Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Monday 08 October, 10am-1pm




    Poetry Reading in Barcelona: Poemame+Fired!
    Thursday 18 October at 8pm
    With Gemma Rabaneda
    Cafe de les Delicies, Rambla del Raval, 47
    (with thanks to Dick Edelstein and Jose Luis Regojo)

INISH: Island Conversations

In conversation:  Scrutable@Inish (with Seán Borodale & Vahni Capildeo)
Sat. 2nd June

Artisan House Reading
Reading with Eamon Grennan and Joan McBreen, preceded by a discussion with visiting students from the Writing Programme, Wellesley College, MA
Tuesday 05 June at 6.15pm
Artisan House Studio, Letterfrack, Co. Galway.

Attic Sessions (#24)
In conversation with Jane Clarke


Mind Has Mountains : Exhibition 
Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
Artists Aoife Casby, Mags Duffy, Lisa Molina and Jane Williams
Response to Geraldine Mitchell’s collection of poetry: Mountains for Breakfast
(The exhibition runs  until June 14th)


The College of St.Scholastica, Duluth, in Louisburgh - Wednesday 11th April
With Joan McBreen and Noel Monahan
3pm: Discussion with CSS students: ‘Poetry in Ireland Today’
4.30pm: Public reading in Books@One

Cuirt International Festival of Literature 2018

Mind Has Mountains : Exhibition opening by Dolores Lyne
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Saturday 21st April at 4 pm
Artists Aoife Casby, Mags Duffy, Lisa Molina and Jane Williams
Response to Geraldine Mitchell’s collection of poetry: Mountains for Breakfast
(The exhibition will run throughout the Cuirt festival, 23-28/04, and for a further four weeks)

 Anthology Launch: ‘Reading the Future: New Writing from Ireland’ Thursday 26th April

By Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
6pm in Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dawson Street, Dublin


Launch of The Old Weird Albion (Penned in the Margins, 2017) by Justin Hopper
Reading with Justin Hopper and friends, The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex
7.30pm Tuesday 1st May, the Gluck Studio, Chantry House


 Cork International Poetry Festival, 14-17 February, 2018

Reading with Mark Roper
Wednesday 14th February, 2.30-3.30 p.m.
Cork City Library


Rolling Sun Book Festival, Westport: 17-19 November 2017 
Mind Has Mountains' Exhibition Opening, Friday 17th November 2017

Artists: Aoife Casby, Mags Duffy, Lisa Molina, Jane Williams responding to Mountains for Breakfast, a collection of poems by Geraldine Mitchell.
5.00 p.m., The Green Fuse Gallery, Westport

Rolling Sun Book Festival, Westport, Saturday 18th November 2017
A reading by Geraldine Mitchell & Aoife Casby
2.00 p.m., The Green Fuse Gallery, Westport

Rolling Sun Book Festival, Westport, Sunday 19th November 2017
Sunday Miscellany recorded live in Westport.

12.00 p.m., Westport Town Hall Theatre


Friday 6th October, 2017:Geraldine Mitchell/Martin Malone/Martina Evans
Reading with Martin Malone and Martina Evans at Dromineer Literary Festival
8 pm

€12/€10 (concessions)
Nenagh Arts Centre


Tuesday 26th September, 2017: Geraldine Mitchell/Una Mannion
Reading and discussion chaired by Siobhán Garrigan

8 pm
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar


Saturday 23rd September, 2017: Reading & Discussion: Geraldine Mitchell/Jane Clarke
‘Poetry and Landscape’, reading and discussion, chaired by Nessa O’Mahony
Bray Literary Festival
11.30 -12.30
The Martello Hotel, Bray


Thursday 14th September, 2017: Reading with Joan McBreen and Mark Granier
 Geraldine Mitchell/Joan McBreen/Mark Granier
40th Clifden Arts Festival
The Station House Hotel, Clifden


Saturday 9th September 2017: Interview with Eithne Shortall, 'Love in Row 27'
Books At One, Louisburgh. 7.30 p.m.


Thursday 7th September 2017: Invited to open an exhibition of paintings by Sean Hardie
The Custom House Studios, The Quay, Westport, 7.30 p.m.


Thursday 17th  August, 2017: Geraldine Mitchell/Marian Kilcoyne/Caroline Healy: Books@One Festival
Books@One Festival, Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 August

Great programme over three days to celebrate Books@One's first birthday.
Opening event: Geraldine Mitchell/Marian Kilcoyne/Caroline Healy: 'Literature is dead. Long live literature.'
For full festival programme, go to:

Thursday 31st August, 2017: Geraldine Mitchell/Luke Morgan, Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin
POSTPONED: hope to be able to reschedule this reading soon!


Delighted to be runner-up in the Poetry Day Ireland and Butlers Poetry Competition with my poem 'Figure of Eight'. Call in to your nearest Butlers Cafe on Thursday 27th April, National Poetry Day, to pick up a free Pocket Poem and a chocolate.


Friday 24th March, 2017:
Michael Longley launched my latest collection, Mountains for Breakfast, in the DLR LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. 

Michael Longley & Geraldine Mitchell, DLR, 2017Michael Longley & Geraldine Mitchell, DLR, 2017


Thursday 27th April, 2017:
National Poetry Day. Reading with John F. Deane on Mid-West Radio at 9.30 a.m.
Evening reading with Ryan Vine and Daragh Bradish in Books@One, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo at 7.30 p.m.,. (Ryan Vine Website)


Sunday 30th April, 2017:
Reading with John Murphy at Strokestown International Poetry Festival at 3.30 p.m. We will both be reading from our new collections: my Mountains for Breakfast and his fantastic The Language Hospital, published by Salmon.


Thursday 20th July, 2017: The Creel, Westport Quay
Geraldine Mitchell/John Liddy Music: Brian Parsons 
8pm @ The Creel, Westport Quay, Westport

Organised by The Custom House Studios


Friday 28th July, 2017: Geraldine Mitchell/Elizabeth Reapy: Ballina Arts Centre
The Moy Sessions Vol.5, , Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina

Tickets €8/€5


Sunday 30 July, 2017: Geraldine Mitchell interviewed by Breda Burns
Westport Community Radio @ 98.2fm
2-3 pm