Thursday, 22 April 2010

More info on the Kildare Readers Festival

Here's some more info on the programme for this free festival. Totally Naas based.

It sounds good. But I do feel they should have done more with local writers groups, like my own, even just for information. A sense of community is so important and not hard to do. With all due respect to Mae Leonard,  there are plenty other writers in Kildare...

Friday, 14th May
Mayor’s Festival Reception 18.00 – 18.30

Festival opening event with Joseph O’Connor 19.00 – 21.00

Saturday, 15th May
Sheila O’Flanagan in conversation with Julie Duane 10.30 – 11.30 Ballroom Osprey Hotel

Kildare Author Panel: Readings from John MacKenna, Patricia Groves and Rob Kitchin with Dermot Bolger 12.00 – 13.30 Ballroom Osprey Hotel

Laura Cassidy reads from her debut novel and talks to Linda Geraghty about her career as a writer 12.00 – 13.00 Merlin Suite Osprey Hotel

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with Cathy McKenna - A guide to the contenders in 2010 12.00 – 13.00 Fulmar Suit Osprey Hotel

A Walking Tour with Mae Leonard 12.00 – 13.00 Departing from Naas Library

War and Conflict: The Kildare Experience – James Durney and Martin Malone with Local Studies Librarian, Mario Corrigan 14.30 – 16.00 Ballroom Osprey Hotel

The Short Story: Readings with Claire Keegan 14.30 – 15.30 Merlin Suite Osprey Hotel

Dermot Somers reads from his novel Ar Muir is ar Sliabh 14.30 – 15.30 Fulmar Suite Osprey Hotel

Presentation of Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary Award by Claire Keegan 16.00 – 16.30 Merlin Suite Osprey Hotel

Stories for the Ear presented by Neil Donnelly 16.00 – 17.00 Fulmar Suite Osprey Hotel (I'm involved with this I realise)

John Connolly reads and is interviewed by Stuart Neville 19.30 – 21.00 Ballroom Osprey Hotel

Sunday, 16th May
Beckett & Beirut, Belfast & Athy: Dermot Bolger in conversation with Brian Keenan and John Minihan 11.00-12.30 Ballroom The Osprey Hotel

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