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International Literature Festival Dublin 2015
Dublin City

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. 

The Office of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature is delighted to be associated with the festival this year as our Words on the Street - European Literature Night event is included in their programme.

A full list of all the amazing events on offer during the festival is available here and any other details you may need are available at www.ilfdublin.com

16 May 2015
24 May 2015

Words on the Street - European Literature Night
Dublin 1

Twelve Countries, Twelve Voices, Twelve Venues, One Great Evening

Words on the Street - European Literature Night


A bright spring evening wandering around Parnell Square/North Great George's Street in Dublin listening to well known Irish people evoking life in modern Europe - maybe stopping for a drink on the way....does that sound enticing? And it's FREE!


In Dublin well known Irish people will read contemporary writing from twelve European countries in twelve venues, many of which are not normally easily accessible to the public.


Stephen Jones (actor), Philip O'Sullivan (actor), Síle Seoige (TV presenter), Jenny Buckley (TV presenter and actor), Mary McEvoy (actor), Rick O'Shea (2FM DJ), Mary Kennedy (TV presenter), Peter Sheridan (actor), Don Wycerley (actor), Aidan Power (TV presenter) and Alexander McCall Smith (International bestselling author) will read in places such as Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Darc Space Gallery, Dublin Writers Museum, Irish Writers Centre, Club na Múinteoirí, James Joyce Centre, ICTU Headquarters, The Cobalt Café, Belvedere College, The Old Music Shop Restaurant, Belvdere House and the Abbey Presbyterian Church (Findlater's Church).


A map and information booklet showing the location of the venues with information about the readers and readings will enable the public to move from venue to venue. This will be available from Dublin City Libraries, Failte Ireland tourist offices, National Library and the venues from the 11th May.


The twelve participating countries will each be represented by a short (15 minutes) translated piece of a novel, poem or short story which will be read every 30 minutes so people can wander from venue to venue taking in readings from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain & the UK. The first reading in each venue starts at 6.30pm and is repeated on the hour and half hour with the final reading at 8:30pm.


First launched in Prague, it has now become a major international cultural event promoting European cultural heritage by presenting contemporary writers, well-known and newcomers to the broader European public.


Nassau Street and the surrounding areas were the locations for this hugely successful unique event in 2014 - don't miss Wednesday 20th May around Parnell Square/North Great George's Street for the 2015 event.


Download the full programme or flyer today or pick up a copy of the printed programme from any Dublin City Library from the 11th May.

20 May 2015


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