Details of this year’s International Literature Festival Dublin (formerly Dublin Writers Festival) has just been revealed, and there’s more than a few exciting names on the list. Names such as Irvine Welsh, Peter Carey and Jon Ronson will get most of the attention, but it’s a festival worth exploring, as some of the smaller events can be fascinating and a number of them are free! Check out the full details here.
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International Literature Festival Dublin – Saturday 16th – Sun 24th May 2015
International Literature Festival Dublin today announced details of their 2015 Festival, a line-up featuring 90 events in 19 venues over 9 days. Now in it’s 17th year the Festival has grown to become one of the most prestigious events in Ireland’s literary calendar, situated in a city famed for celebrating both writers and readers.
The Festival will feature a stellar line up of household names and new voices alongside poets, journalists, theatremakers and thinkers in unique encounters to challenge, inspire and entertain. Confirmed guests for the Festival include Alexander McCall Smith, Jon Ronson, Irvine Welsh, Anne Enright, Peter Carey, John Gray, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Paul Muldoon, Dermot Bolger, Deirdre Madden, Selina Guinness, Eoin McNamee, Sara Baume, Gavin Corbett and Lisa McInerney, amongst many others.
The Festival will also shine a light on Ireland’s political history with historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Maurice Walsh talking about how to write about the revolution in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
In one of the largest and most exciting children’s and young people’s programmes, curated by Sinead Connolly, acclaimed authors Chris Haughton, Anne Fine, Petr Horáček, Sarah Ardizzone, Nicola Davies, Bali Rai, Judi Curtin and Sarah Webb will all feature in activities as diverse as translating books, making princesses, drawing picture books, learning about the natural world and experiential theatre with Monkeyshine Theatre Company. Exploring the craft and theory of children’s writings, there will also be a number of events for adults, including the world of Oliver Jeffers, Philosophy for Young Audiences and an examination of Diversity in Children’s Literature.
The breadth of the Festival will give audiences thoughts, words and ideas to bring to the Festival Club, which will run over both weekends, featuring great music from Anna Jordan, Nialler9, Dylan Tighe and Isobel Anderson.
Booking – Tickets to all events are available online via www.ilfdublin.com
Festival Box Office – Filmbase (open from 9 – 24 May Opening Hours 11am-6pm Mon-Sat, 12-5pm Sunday) – Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0) 1 687 7977
Online and phone bookings are subject to a €1 booking fee.