Dani Gill is a literary curator, producer, writer and educator, based in the west of Ireland. She is the national Audience Development Officer for Words Ireland (http://wordsireland.ie/ ) working with venues in six counties to strengthen and stimulate literary programming including live events, workshops and One Book projects.
From 2010-2016 she was the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway. During her time with Cúirt she successfully won three major European Project Awards: Read Me Live (2011), The Crossroads of European Literature (2013), and Sharing the World (2015-2016). She also introduced a dedicated Outreach Programme to the festival and developed the youth programme through the creation of the Cúirt Labs (https://www.galwayartscentre.ie/ga/cuirt-labs).
Dani was a member of the Advisory Panel for Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 bid book. She has also worked for the Volvo Ocean Race (2009), Decadent Theatre Company.
Dani is interested in youth arts and education and has collaborated with several community organisations on youth projects.
Dani is also a published poet. She published her first collection of poems, After Love, with Salmon Poetry in April 2017. This work is now being made into a visual and dance performance in collaboration with dancer Stephanie Dufresne and filmmaker Laura Sheeran. She also writes fiction and is currently working on a novel. She also writes reviews and occasional features for The Irish Times.
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