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Narrative Four Night of Music and Literature at the University of Limerick

Narrative Four Night of Music and Literature at the University of Limerick

Four world-renowned musicians – Mickey Madden, Leah Siegel, David Gungor and Colm Mac Con Iomaire – will join literary luminaries Colum McCann, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Assaf Gavron, Ruth Gilligan, Ishmael Beah and Rob Spillman – for an evening of stories and song highlighting the global nonprofit, Narrative 4.

The event is taking place on Sunday, 25th June 2017 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (North Campus, University of Limerick). from 7 pm to 9 pm and is scheduled as part of the Narrative 4 sixth Annual Global Summit.

The Night of Music and Literature will be moderated by former Esquire fiction editor Tyler Cabot, along with classical violinist, Greg Khalil.


Narrative 4 (N4) is a network of authors, educators, and students facilitating story exchanges to build empathy and spark collaborative change globally in classrooms, workplaces, and communities.

Narrative 4’s core methodology, the story exchange, asks participants to share each other’s stories in the first person as if they were their own to promote empathy.

Since its founding, well over 25,000+ stories have been exchanged on four continents in Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Israel, South Africa, Palestine, England, Colombia, and the United States.

N4 co-founder and Executive Director Lisa Consiglio said: “Narrative 4 is based on the simple idea that by knowing the story of another, we are able to better understand each other.”

“We are especially honoured to have these superstars take the stage to not only share their art, but to be a part of the N4 family and share their ideas. They are inspirational models for our broader mission of encouraging students to turn empathy into action.”

International best-selling author and N4 co-founder Colum McCann explains: “This is key to understanding the hopes, fears, experiences, beliefs, and worldviews of others. It offers opportunities to recognise emotion in others and suggests that individuals refrain from judgment. We ask people to feel with and for others.”

In April 2016, Narrative 4 opened its first international centre in Limerick, Ireland in the heart of the city centre at 58 O’Connell Street.

“This is the second year we have chosen to hold our global summit in Ireland in order to highlight and celebrate the Limerick hub,” said Consiglio.

“Ireland has given birth to some of the world’s finest storytellers. As we move to support both global and local actions towards change, we are excited to strengthen our organisational mission in Ireland, especially in the incredible community of Limerick.”

Narrative 4’s summit will take place 23rd to 27th June on the campus of the University of Limerick.

This year’s theme, “Roadmaps for Action,” is designed to assist participants, as individuals and a group, to focus on creating concrete action steps to make a change across their communities and around the world.

For more information about the Night of Music and Literature at the University of Limerick contact James Lawlor, Narrative 4 Ireland 087 9316733 or [email protected]

Lisa Consiglio, Executive Director 970.688.0333 (U.S.) or [email protected]

Tickets may be purchased for €10 here.

To read more stories about Narrative 4, please click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.