Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Dublin City of Literature

This is billed as an unmissable event.
I'm not so sure myself. The idea's good but it all sounds a bit tired and repetitive to me.

An evening of entertainment and inspiration with some of Dublin’s best loved names from the worlds of literature, music, film and theatre in a fitting tribute to Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, Damien Dempsey, Roddy Doyle, Paul Durcan, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Glen Hansard (The Commitments), Paul Howard (aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly), Declan Hughes, Biddy Jenkinson, Claire Kilroy, Paula Meehan, Joseph O’Connor, Mike Scott (of The Waterboys) and many more - including actors from the Abbey Theatre company, will all combine to create an unforgettable evening -


When: Friday 18th March 7.30pm

Where: The new Dublin Convention Centre on the Quays, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

To Book: or ( 0818 33 32 31 . Tickets are also available from Dublin Tourism offices on O’Connell Street and Suffolk Street

Tickets: €18, €21, €25 incl. booking fee.

So if like me, you think something different should be plan to celebrate, promote or generally get in on the act of Dublin Unesco City of Literature, they're asking for input.

The UNESCO City of Literature Office is to host a Writers’ Forum designed to engage with writers and to gather their opinions on how to develop the City of Literature designation. It will take the format of informal engagement through a World Café style event, to capture your views.
There will be two sessions and writers are asked to contact or tel: (01) 6744873 before Monday 7th February to request a space at ONE of them:

Monday 21 February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Wednesday 23rd February 10am -12noon, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The City Of Literature is a permanent designation which is awarded by UNESCO in recognition of the city’s literary heritage and its ongoing vitality in Dublin.

We need more vitality!


Totalfeckineejit said...

At those prices, looks like I'll be missing it anyway..

Words A Day said...

Is this an age action thingy?

Emerging Writer said... Are you being vibrant?

Words A Day said...

just making a slight point-

vibrant, yes, but only by accident...

unless there's a grant?

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Don't I wish I could go but my annual trip To Ireland may not occur again until 2015. Damn economy. Damn me for quitting a perfectly good nursing job so I could be a middle aged writer.