Saturday, 7 May 2016

Wexford Literary Festival: 27-29 May

Wexford Festival tickets are on sale now.


Following each talk or panel discussion, there will be a chance to meet the speakers, with a book signing, hosted by Byrnes Bookstores.

Friday 27th May 

Open Mic Night
8pm, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy
An evening of song, prose, poetry & drama from some of Wexford’s best loved artists.
Tickets €5 at door

Saturday 28th May
Registration 9.00 – 10.00
Author Talk, Historical Fiction With Hazel Gaynor
One Foot In The Past: The challenges and joys of writing historical fiction set in the 19th and 20th centuries.

10.15 – 11.30
Industry Experts Q&A – Demystifying the Publishing World With Carmel Harrington, Madeleine Keane, Margaret Madden, Mary McCauley, Claire Hennessy
Our panel of experts include authors, a literary editor, publisher, editor, proofreader and book reviewer! Between them, they will take you on a journey, on what to expect from writing a novel to publication.

11.30 – 12.45
Author Panel Discussion – The Debut Novelists With Cat Hogan, Joan Brady, Frankie Gaffney, Catherine Ryan Howard, Caroline Busher
Meet the new faces of fiction as they give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to publish their debut novel. Cat Hogan is an author with Poolbeg Press and is represented by Trace Literary Agency.

12.45 – 2.00

2.00 – 3.00
Author Panel Discussion – YA/Children’s Fiction With Claire Hennessy, E. R. Murray, Ruth Frances Long
Children’s and YA fiction has never been more popular. Our panel will answer your questions about what it’s like to write in this genre and also discuss their own work.

3.15 – 4.15
Author Panel Discussion – Crime Fiction With Jax Miller, Ava McCarthy, Andrea Carter
Join our all-star panel where they will share insights into the dark world of Irish crime fiction writing.

4.30 – 5.30
Author Panel Discussion – Self Publishing With Carolann Copland, Pat Fitzpatrick, Siobhan Davis, Karen Power
Two of the biggest challenges for self-publishing authors are marketing and distribution. Our panel of experts have successfully navigated their way through self publishing and are here to answer to share their considerable knowledge.

10.30 – 11.30
Children’s Workshop – Time Travel Through Ireland aimed at ages 9 years old + With author E. R. Murray Go on a journey through Ireland’s history visiting the Celt, Viking, Victorian, Georgian eras. Find out some gruesome & shocking facts and learn how these eras shaped modern Ireland. Then, help the authors create a time machine to return to present day: the authors will also read from their books and leave time for questions.
This event is FREE. Book your place early to avoid disappointment, directly with Enniscorthy Library.

Sunday 29th May
The Athenaeum, Enniscorthy Colm Tóibin International Short Story Award
1916 Poem for Enniscorthy Award
All shortlisted entries to both awards are invited to afternoon tea at the historic Athenaeum, where the winners will be announced.

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