Monday, 13 September 2010

Irish Writers' Centre Tour

There is a good amount of poetry reading that goes on the length and breadth of the country and now the IWC are promoting prose reading.
Good idea, I love being read too, but I would suggest they chose slightly less tuffy venues though for a bit of atmosphere. What do you think?

Joseph O’Connor and Anthony Glavin
Chair: Catherine Dunne
Mon 27 Sept Irish Writers’ Centre
Wed 13 Oct City Library, Kilkenny

Hugo Hamilton and Mary O’Donnell
Chair: Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Wed 6 Oct Irish Writers’ Centre
Sun 10 Oct Triskel at River Lee Hotel, Cork
Thurs 25 Nov The Market House, Monaghan
Mícheál Ó Conghaile and Orna Ní Choileáin
Chair: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Tues 12 Oct Irish Writers’ Centre
Wed 13 Oct George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow
Sat 23 Oct Anam Cara Retreat, Béara, Co Cork
Claire Kilroy and Brian Leyden
Chair: Éilis Ní Dhuibhne
Wed 20 Oct Irish Writers’ Centre
Wed 27 Oct Longford County Library
Thurs 28 Oct Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo
Sean Mac Mathúna and Anna Heussaff
Chair: Mícheál Ó Ruairc
Wed 10 Nov Irish Writers’ Centre
Wed 17 Nov City Library, Kilkenny
Thurs 18 Nov Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee
Carlo Gebler and Lia Mills
Chair: June Considine
Thurs 18 Nov Irish Writers’ Centre
Wed 24 Nov Longford County Library
Thurs 25 Nov Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo

purpose of the series is to develop an audience for prose readings and to cultivate and encourage reading among the public. Often prose writers fade from public attention in the span between books, and it is the hope of the Irish Writers’ Centre that, by providing a regular platform for these writers, they can maintain a continuous rapport with their readers and increase their readership from book to book. The Irish Writers’ Centre also holds that it is essential to do everything possible within our society to nurture reading, and promoting an interest in individual writers and individual books contributes to this broader aim. 

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