Words on the Street – European Literature Night – 15-04-13

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The Words on the Street – European Literature Night – mini festival runs tomorrow night (May 15th 2013) and is billed as “Twelve Countries, Twelve Voices, Twelve Venues, One Great Evening“. It’s basically twelve readings around Dublin (mostly Stephen’s Green) by authors of different nationalities, kind of a ‘My writers are better than yours’ moment between the various countries! Ok, it’s not very competitive, and is a lovely idea.

There are more details on Unesco’s site here, and a full programme of events (on pdf) are available here.

Here is the full list of twelve to choose from:

Austria – Bartolomé: The Infanta’s Pet by Rachel van Kooij- Read by Niamh Sharkey at Loreto College, 53-55 Stephen’s Green

Belgium – The Truth about Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint – Read by The Lord Mayor of Dublin – Naoise Ó Muirí and Cllr.Mary O’Shea – (8pm) at Newman University Church.

Denmark – The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan – Read by Sinnéad Desmond – at Boston College, 42 St. Stephen’s Green

France – Delicacy by David Foenkinos – Read by Rosaleen Linehan @ the Sugar Club

Germany – Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink Read by Rick O’Shea @ No. 6 Ely Place

Italy – The Wilted Flower by Francesco Fabbrocino – Read by Ray Foley at The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen’s Green

Malta – In the Name of the Father (and of the son) by Immanuel Mifsud – Read in Irish by Eileen Dunne at the Selbourne Hotel (The Constitution room)

Netherlands – The Dinner by Herman Koch – Read by Bryan Murray -at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club,9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Poland – Lala by Jacek Dehnel – Read by Seána Kerslake at Iveagh House, 80-81, St. Stephen’s Green

Romania – Small Changes in Attitude by Răzvan Petrescu – Read by Eamon Morrisey – at The Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green

Spain – The Faint-Hearted Bolshevik by Lorenzo Silva – Read by Mark Cagney at Newman House, 85-86 St. Stephen’s Green

United Kingdom – Broken by Daniel Clay Read by the author at Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare street


Categories: Books, Festivals, Talks

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