Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Memoir Event

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and Airfield strike again. A day on memory and memoirs, organised by Sarah Webb. Only 50 places so book now.

Sat 17th May
Mapping Your Life: Memory and Memoirs

10.00: Welcome - Writer, Sarah Webb

10.05 to 11.00 Martina Devlin: Titanic Tales
Martina’s latest novel, Ship of Dreams, is based on family history – her great uncle was lost on the Titanic, a family secret which she discovered and researched. After the book was written she managed to trace her long lost American relatives and talked to them about their own version of the family history.
A fascinating look at how history and fiction can be combined to tell a powerful, original story.
The audience will be invited to share their own family stories and Titanic tales.

11.00 to 11.20 Coffee

11.20 to 12.10 Ferdia McAnna: The Rocky Years
The multi talented Ferdia McAnna tells us the truth about his rock star days. He will also talk about his television work, writing, and living with teenagers!

12.10 to 1.00 Panel: Lia Mills, Martina Devlin, Ivy Bannister – The Truth Will Out
In conversation with Marita Conlon McKenna
Three strong, courageous women talk about survival. Lia recently overcame cancer and ‘In Your Face’ is the memoir of her journey; Ivy lost family in a plane crash and talks about it in her memoir, ‘Blunt Trauma’; Martina Devlin’s honest and moving account of her IVF trail, ‘The Hollow Heart’ touched thousands. They speak about memoir and what drove them to tell their tales.

1.00 to 1.40 Lunch

1.40 to 2.30 Marita Conlon McKenna, Lia Mills, Ivy Bannister: A Writer’s Life
The three writers will read from their work and talk about what inspires and motivates them. They will also talk about living a writer’s life and give some advice for people interested in writing ficition or memoir.

booking c/o Dundrum library 01 2985000

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