Director, Author, Curator,
Producer, Educator

Dani Gill is a curator, producer, writer, and educator, based in the west of Ireland, since 2009.

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 (wordsireland.ie) working with venues in six counties to strengthen and stimulate literary programming including live events, workshops and One Book projects.

About Dani Gill, Dani Gill
About Dani Gill, Dani Gill

Director

From 2010-present
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)
  • 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).

Creative Producer

Dani has worked as a Creative Producer on live performances across literature, film, dance and theatre. In 2019 she produced ‘Mirrors’ a show featuring the work of Nicole Flattery and Jessica Traynor.

From ‘Mirrors’, ‘Witches’ evolved, a dance, poetry, film piece.

In 2021 Dani is Producing a new work, Drone Bone Jetty by Little John Nee, in collaboration with filmmaker and director Laura Sheeran. It will feature in Galway Theatre Festival 2021.

About Dani Gill, Dani Gill
About Dani Gill, Dani Gill
About Dani Gill, Dani Gill
About Dani Gill, Dani Gill

Published Writer

From 2017
She published her first collection of poems, After Love, with Salmon Poetry in April 2017. After Love received a major Arts Council Project Award in 2020 and will premiere as a full scale production at the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2021.
She also writes fiction and has just finished writing a debut novel. She also writes reviews and occasional features for The Irish Times. Buy After Love with free worldwide postage: https://www.danigill.com/shop/

DANI PRESS PIECES

A TRIBAL VISION

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Dani Gill: Director, Cúirt International Festival of Literature
THE IRISH TIMES

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Dani Gill: a day in the life of Cúirt International Festival of Literature
THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

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Literary luminaries and fresh talent to shine at Cúirt festival Galway
THE GALWAY ADVERTISER

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‘A truly intimate, international festival’ –Cúirt programme launched