Donal Ryan, Paul Durcan, Eileen Sheehan feature at literary weekend


Donal Ryan, Paul Durcan, Eileen Sheehan feature at literary weekend

Donal Ryan, Paul Durcan, Eileen Sheehan and others feature at Friars’ Gate inaugural literary weekend.

Thursday, 18 April 2013
12:00 AM GMT

Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock host an intimate literary weekend commencing this Friday until  Sunday, 21st April featuring the cream of the Irish literary world. The programme also includes a number of workshops and an open mic night.

The weekend opens with Donal Ryan, the Limerick-based writer whose first novel The Spinning Heart won the Sunday Independent Best Irish Newcomer of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2012. The novel was voted overall Irish Book of the Year for 2012 and has been selected for this year’s Waterstone’s Eleven.

On Saturday 21st, we look forward to an evening of poetry with one of Ireland’s foremost poets, Paul Durcan and Kerry poet, Eileen Sheehan while writers of all levels and genres are invited to our Open Mic Night on Sunday. Workshops on 'poetry and the novel' will run on Saturday and Sunday.       

All evening events commence at 8pm: Friday 19th - An Evening with Donal Ryan; Saturday 20th - Paul Durcan and Eileen Sheehan; Sunday 21st - Open Mic Night - Chapter & Verse.


Saturday: Poetry for adults and children with Stephen Murray (9am children, 1pm adults); Sunday 2pm: Novel Writing: Story and Point of View with Helena Close.

Film – Samsara
On Wednesday, 24th April, Friars’ Gate will screen the acclaimed 'Samsara'. Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, 'Samsara' transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders with a series of beautifully filmed, epic images scored with music by Philip Glass. Tickets €6.
Booking on or call 063-98727.

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