Friday, 10 August 2012

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival has a good literary strand this year. My choices are:

Remembering John McGahern

Sat 11th Aug
The Parade Tower
Colm Tóibín joins Denis Sampson and Anne Fogarty to explore the life, work, and legacy of this extraordinary writer.

Versions of America: Liza Klaussmann & John Butler

Mon 13th Aug
The Parade Tower
Versions of America brings together two exciting debut novelists whose work explores life on opposing coasts of the US.

Gallery Goes Introduced by Olivia O'Leary

Tue 14th Aug
The Parade Tower
Join us for a special evening to celebrate The Gallery Press, one of the best poetry presses in the English-speaking world, with founder Peter Fallon and Gallery poets Vona Groarke, Gerald Dawe and Michelle O'Sullivan.

Paul Durcan

One of our best-loved poets - and a master of live performance - returns to Kilkenny with a new collection bursting with his trademark wit and compassion.

John Banville

Fri 17th Aug
The Parade Tower
The Booker-Prize-winning author returns to Kilkenny with a typically dazzling and accomplished new novel, Ancient Light.

Greg Baxter & Claire Kilroy

Sat 18th Aug
The Parade Tower
Two very different young writers showcase their eagerly-awaited novels in the Parade Tower.

Claire I notice is in Dublin earlier in everyone's favourite city bookshop, Gutterbook shop

Link with details and other events here

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