Ireland's International Literature Festival Celebrates Books and Authors in Dublin

Ireland's International Literature Festival takes place in Merrion Square Park, Dublin from May 17-26, 2024, featuring book readings, author talks, and workshops. The festival includes a free movie screening, meetup, and various events celebrating literature in all its forms.

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Ireland's International Literature Festival Celebrates Books and Authors in Dublin

Ireland's International Literature Festival Celebrates Books and Authors in Dublin

Ireland's International Literature Festival is set to take place in Merrion Square Park, Dublin from May 17-26, 2024. This special edition of Literati aims to bring together literature lovers, writers, and enthusiasts to celebrate literature in all its forms.

The festival will feature a range of events, including book readings, author talks, and workshops. Attendees can meet at the open space in Merrion Square Park, enjoy coffee and chat, and then attend events of their choice. The festival will also include libraries, bookshops, coffee places, and food trucks on site.

As part of the festival, a free screening of the movie The Trial will take place. Booking is required, and attendees will gather at the bar area at 7 PM before the 8 PM screening. A pre-festival meetup has also been organized, where participants can bring a piece of writing, such as a book, article, poem, or quote, to discuss and share with the group. The meetup will take place at MoLi - Downstairs in the coffee shop, with the option to sit outside in the gardens if the weather permits.

The full festival programme can be found online, with a changing schedule to accommodate attendees' preferences. Literature enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting lineup of events and activities celebrating the written word.

In the lead-up to the festival, Anne Cunningham has reviewed five notable books. "Understanding Learning Difficulties Differences" by Ann Marie Lynch is a must-read for parents, teachers, and those working with additional needs students, treating learning difficulties as differences rather than problematic issues. "The Final Hours of Muriel Hinchcliffe" by Claire Parkin is a debut novel about the complex friendship between two women, Muriel and Ruth, spanning their lifetimes. "Sporting Moustaches" by Aug Stone is a humorous collection of 13 short stories featuring facial hair among sporting heroes and non-heroes. "The Husbands" by Holly Gramazio, written by a game designer, is a debut novel about a single woman who discovers she is married to a man she doesn't know, with a different husband returning each time she sends him on an errand. Lastly, "Twelve Sheep" by John Connell is a meditation on the author's experience of buying 12 sheep to rear and mind, helping him emerge from a fallow period in his life.

Ireland's International Literature Festival promises to be a vibrant celebration of books, authors, and the joy of reading. With a diverse range of events and a gathering of literature enthusiasts from around the world, the festival is set to make Merrion Square Park in Dublin a hub of literary excitement from May 17-26, 2024.

Key Takeaways

  • Ireland's International Literature Festival: May 17-26, 2024, in Merrion Square Park, Dublin.
  • Festival features book readings, author talks, workshops, and more.
  • Free screening of "The Trial" and pre-festival meetup organized.
  • Festival programme available online, with changing schedule.
  • 5 notable books reviewed in the lead-up to the festival.