Wednesday, 13 June 2012

World record

The Irish Writers' Centre is celebrating 25 years since its founding with a world-beating public reading. Over 100 of our leading writers will participate in a marathon public reading which will commence at 10.00 am on Friday June 15th and finish at 2.00 pm on Saturday, June 16th - Bloomsday

If we succeed we will wrest the Guinness World Record for such an event from the Berlin International Literature Festival who managed to muster 75 writers. It will be launched by the great Joycean, Senator David Norris and the readers will include our Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney
This extraordinary programme of readings will continue for 28 hours continuously, and will be open to the public. It will also be live-streamed - a webcam will transmit it to the Internet so that it can be accessed around the world even as it takes place in the Centre. We will be reading for the world in every sense. Our record attempt will be monitored by the accountancy firm, KPMG, and by the university, American College Dublin.

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