Monday, 29 September 2008

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Library Voices

The innovative Dún Laoghaire Rathdown county library moves from strength to strength. Other county libraries and arts services should watch and learn.

On Thursday, October 2nd (7.30pm) Tim Pat Coogan will be on stage discussing his works, his recent memoirs and more.

On Tuesday, October 14th (8pm) DLR Library Voices will host Booker Prize Night, with panellists Declan Hughes, Claire Kilroy and Alison Walsh. . Can Sebastian Barry emulate John Banville winning in 2005 and Anne Enright in 2007 with his book The Secret Scripture? Hear three astute critics discuss the shortlisted titles and join in the general discussion. As the evening draws to a close we will announce the winner from London's Guildhall.

On Wednesday, November 5th (7.30pm) two of Ireland's major poets, Gerald Dawe and Brendan Kennelly, in the company of Leontia Flynn, recent winner of the prestigious Rooney Prize for Literature 2008.

On Thursday, November 13th (7.30pm) an evening in the company of novelists Niall Williams and Chris Binchy.

All events are staged in County Hall in an informal and intimate setting. Tickets, priced €5, are available in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Library Branches. Further information is available in DLR branch libraries and on the DLR Library website.

They also have a new Writer in Residence Paul Perry who is organising workshops in Deansgrange Library starting Tuesday 21st October fortnightly until Christmas. He will also offer one-to-one support for aspiring writers and host a creative writing blog.

And as predicted. Patrick Kavanagh Competition Deadline is extended to Friday 10th October. Send your first poetry collection in now.

1 comment:

Padhraig Nolan said...

For anybody in the Dun Laoghaire area who fancies something different tomorrow - we're having a reading of local poets upstairs in the Graduate Pub - info here: