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.
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