Words on the Street 2018
Crossing political and literary borders, Words on the Street will take you on a journey across the cultural landscape, in an evening of celebrity readings of translated work by contemporary European authors. Hear voices from ten European countries, across a range of beautiful cultural venues. This year our trail visits The National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery of Ireland, Instituto Cervantes and Literature Ireland’s imposing Georgian home on Fenian Street. Reading our rich selection of texts will be Anne Doyle, Mary Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Geraldine Plunkett and Johnny Ward, with author Elizabeth Day representing the UK and reading from her latest novel The Party, which is a current Richard and Judy Book Club choice.
You will hear excerpts from acclaimed writers of Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain and the UK.
The first reading at each venue will start at 6:30pm and the last one at 9pm. Each reading takes approximately 15 minutes and is repeated on the hour and half hour.
This event is free and no booking is necessary – just join the trail at any point!
Instituto Cervantes – Spanish reading read by Mary Kennedy in Irish and English
Literature Ireland – Austrian and Italian readings read by Geraldine Plunkett
Alliance Francaise – Danish and French readings read by Johnny Ward
National Library of Ireland (Reading Room) -German and Polish readings read by Lisa Lambe
Royal College of Physicians – Maltese and Romanian readings read by Anne Doyle
The National Gallery of Ireland – UK Author Elizabeth Day reads excerpts from her novel The Party