Wednesday 27 February 2008

Ennis Book Festival

Who's going to the Ennis Book Festival? Apart from the readers?

Poetry Ireland, in association with Ennis Book Club Festival, presents a poetry reading with with Richard Tillinghast, Theo Dorgan and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.

Admission: €10/8
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare

There's also an evening with Roddy Doyle and Joanna Harris as well as a short story reading from Mary O'Donnell and two workshops (on at the same time - mad!) on how to read, which I'll be interested in, and many others. The problem is, it all costs a lot. Last year I believe they had one ticket to get into everything. This year you pay by event which can really add up. Couldn't they make up the money by selling books or running workshops or something?

The following weekend is the Dublin Book festival organised by Cle, the Irish publishers organisation. And that one is all FREE. It has 100 readings from established and exisiting writers and sounds very exciting and innovative. (I can't go) Includes Joseph O'Connor, Dermot Bolger, John Montague, Cathy Kelly, Margaret Mac Curtain and Enda Coyle Greene.

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