Dani Gill

Author, Curator, Producer, Educator

About Dani

Dani Gill is a curator, producer, writer and educator, based in the west of Ireland. Since 2009 Dani has worked with organisations in the Arts including: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway Theatre Festival, Decadent Theatre Company, The Volvo Ocean Race, Words Ireland, as well as several county councils, arts centres and venues nationwide.

Dani is interested in public engagement, audience development, cross art-form collaborations, poetry advocacy and writer supports.

Dani is a published poet and also writes reviews and occasional features for The Irish Times.

Dani is currently the Artistic Director of Ireland’s largest bookclub event: Ennis Bookclub Festival.

The LIVE Network

LIVE Network is a literary network that was established in partnership with Words Ireland, in 2018, as part of a Literary Audience Development Scheme, managed by Dani Gill. With guidance from Dani, the venues work together to develop literature and audiences for literature through programmed events, collaborations, tours and workshops.

The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project is a site-specific literary initiative across six counties, where writers will collaborate with other artists and respond to lighthouses. The project is part of the wider European Spot-Lit Project, which aims to test models of place-based opportunities in new, innovative, and sustainable ways. The Lighthouse Project is partnered with festivals and county stakeholders to feature work in their programmes as audio visual experiences including bespoke walks and trails.

Dani Gill

Author, Curator, Producer, Educator

About Dani

Dani Gill is a curator, producer, writer and educator, based in the west of Ireland. Since 2009 Dani has worked with organisations in the Arts including: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway Theatre Festival, Decadent Theatre Company, The Volvo Ocean Race, Words Ireland, as well as several county councils, arts centres and venues nationwide.

Dani is interested in public engagement, audience development, cross art-form collaborations, poetry advocacy and writer supports.

Dani is a published poet and also writes reviews and occasional features for The Irish Times.

The LIVE Network

Since 2018 I have been working with a group of venues around Ireland, who are now called the LIVE Network. The LIVE Network has a YouTube channel for online content that features me, talking to writers, and I also programme their events in venues.

The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project to be visible as a European project. It is taking place in 7 counties around Ireland, with 10-12 different artists involved. In each county there will be an audio walking experience for people to do, going towards a Lighthouse.
Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
” Breaking waves, scattered buttons, disillusionment, enlightenment. I just gobbled it up… a really special book.”
– Sara Baume
After Love
”If you were a gold ring, a gold watch, a gold chain, you could say “I am a ring, a watch, a chain”, but these are temporary shapes. In truth, you are just gold – that is your essence, no matter how the shape changes.”
Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT Literary Tourism Performance Model for The Wild Atlantic Way
The Lighthouse Project includes partners in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, and Galway as well as events on the east coast including Dublin, Meath and Louth.

Writers will be commissioned to take part in a collaborative process with sound designers, visual artists and theatre-makers, to create a walk in the vicinity of a lighthouse.

Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
Dani Gill – Home, Dani Gill
Literature in Venues

The LIVE Network has created a digital series during the lockdown featuring six Irish writers. Each writer speaks to Dani Gill about their latest book over a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine.

Intimate and insightful, the series gives readers a chance to hear an extract from the book, get a sense of the story and meet the writer virtually, in their home.

At this critical time of restrictions, the arts have been front and centre of people’s lives.