Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Books 2008


The Sunday Independent are organising an event called Books 2008 over the weekend of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September. You can book your tickets online.

MEET THE AUTHOR EVENTS Shaw Room, National Gallery (Friday) and Trinity College (Saturday)

These include readings by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville,) Joseph O'Connor, Hugo Hamilton, Marian Keyes, Rebecca Miller, and Isabel Fonseca. We're particularly excited to present Martin Amis in a rare Dublin appearance and for teenagers, Anthony Horowitz, one of the UK 's hottest children's writers.

IRISH CRIME WRITING SERIES in County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire (Friday and Saturday)

Gene Kerrigan, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Brian McGilloway, Arlene Hunt, and Declan Burke will be up on stage discussing "Forty Shades of Grey: Real Fiction, Real Ireland." Full description: "Journalism is the first draft of history. Is crime fiction its second draft? Is it social realism or just another form of myth-making that fosters the illusion of authenticity? This panel explores the extent to which crime fiction gives a writer a licence to investigate the often unpalatable truths of the way we live today."

CREATIVE WRITING SEMINARS on Sunday 7th September
All at Independent Colleges, Dawson Street.

Gerald Dawe's poetry and fiction masterclass is limited to 15 writers selected from submissions. It costs 45 Euro. 11:00 to 14:00. Gerald is more of a poet so I would expect the session to be slanted that way.
Sinead Moriarty and Sarah Webb in This Writing Life will offer helpful advice on critical aspects of the writing life at 11:00 cost 17.50 Euro
Anita Notaro and Julia Kelly in How Ideas Become Books will discuss ways in which you can develop the discipline of writing at 13:00 cost 17.50 Euro
Martina Devlin and Lia Mills in Inside Out will offer advice on how to tell your story at 15:00 cost 17.50 Euro

CHILDREN'S EVENTS Shaw Room, National Gallery (Saturday)

There are children's events on Saturday 6th September with Anthony Horowitz, Derek Landy, Judy Curtin, Marita Conlon-McKenna, P. J. Lynch, and Niamh Sharkey.

1 comment:

BarbaraS said...

So much lovely stuff to do. If I wasn't so busy I'd be thinking strongly of that class with Gerald Dawe...