A wide range of leading Irish and international writers will participate in this year’s Bray Literature Festival.
In its fifth year, the literary festival will run from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2.
Hosted by original Bray authors Tanya Farrelly and David Butler, the festival is the largest and will have much to offer for local readers and writers.
This year’s festival will include readings, interviews, discussions and four writing workshops on novels, poetry, memoirs and haiku writing.
The Mermaid Arts Center will host an afternoon with Donald Ryan on Saturday, October 1, and an afternoon with Claire Keegan on Sunday, October 2.
‘One City Two Books’ joins UNESCO-listed Dublin City Literature and One Dublin One Book will celebrate book selections 2021 and 2022, ‘Leonard and Hungry Paul’ by Rónán Hession and ‘Nora’ by Nuala O’Connor.
An annual highlight of the festival is The Stinging Fly Literary Lecture, which will be presented this year by Kevin Power, author of ‘White City’. The lecture will appear in The Stinging Fly magazine at a later date.
The lecture will examine the ‘writing self’ with Kevin suggesting that this construction is an attempt to recreate or reconstruct the writer’s identity and free it from previous circumstances.
Bray Literary Festival is excited to work once again with the local human rights group: 80:20 Education and Action for a Better World. This year, agent Tony Daly will discuss how writers can respond to political crises with Irish Pen writers Maria McManus and Rosemary Hennigan.
Other writers participating in the festival include Catherine Dunne, Lia Mills, Mary O’Donnell, Victoria Kennefick, Eoghan Smith, Kieran Goddard and many more.
Bray Literature Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Most events will take place in Bray Library or Bray Town Hall with tickets available at the door.
Festival events at the Mermaid Art Center should be booked in advance here
To see the full program or for more information, visit brayliteraryfestival.com
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklow/lifestyle/donal-ryan-and-claire-keegan-lead-bray-literary-festival-line-up-41944181.html Donald Ryan and Claire Keegan lead the Bray . Literary Festival lineup