Thursday, 26 August 2010

Mountains to Sea dlr Festival Book Club

The Mountains to the Sea festival looks very interesting. Those people at dlr sure know how to organise literary events (unlike some counties I could name)

What better way to spend an afternoon than to enjoy a good lunch in plush surroundings before sitting down to discuss a favourite book? In a unique series of book club lunches, Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival offers readers a rare opportunity to come together with a famous author who will facilitate a discussion on a book of direct relevance to the 2010 festival.

Tuesday 7th September

PATRICIA O’REILLY on A Type of Beauty, the story of Kathleen Newton (1854-1882),

Wednesday 8th September

PATRICK McCABE on THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR by JG Farrell

Thursday 9th September

MARTINA DEVLIN on GHOST LIGHT by Joseph O’Connor

Friday 10th September

MIA GALLAGHER on BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM by Kate Atkinson

All lunches are at 12.30pm in The Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire.

Tickets €20 include lunch. Book online at www.mountainstosea.ie or call Pavilion Theatre Box Office at (01) 231 2929. Check out the full festival programme including Kate Atkinson, Joseph O’Connor, John Banville, DBC Pierre, Jennifer Johnston and many more at the festival website.

Also as part of Walker Books 30th Birthday celebrations:
Lunch with Kate DiCamillo (Tale of Despereaux), Marita Conlon McKenna, Don Conroy, Joe O’Brien, Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb, PJ Lynch, Sarah Rees Brennan, Niamh Sharkey, Gordon Snell, Mary Murphy, Tommy Donbavand, Claire Hennessy, Oisin McGann and a heap of other folk

Everyone who makes it along will nab themselves a goody bag and (handily) a bookshop will be there so you can buy signed copies of all the authors’ books.
Saturday September 11 at the Royal St George Yacht Club, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire (from 12 – 3)

Tickets are €15 (€20 for adults) Recommended age: 9+ (Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult)

2 comments:

Jessica Maybury said...

that's really weird I was *just about* to blog about this. Looking forward to going to as many things as possible! That Irish short story day should be good.

Titus said...

Good Lord. That sounds fabulous.