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Kildare Readers Festival: Shelving

Tuesday 5th October, 2021 - 19:00

FREE, booking essential
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Why do artists and writers shelve or abandon particular projects – books, artworks, ideas?

What does this tell us about how artists and writers work? What does it tell us about the systems in which they work, the expectations placed upon them, the kinds of work considered viable, valuable, worthwhile?

For this event as part of Kildare Readers’ Festival, a number of practitioners from literature and the visual arts have been invited to present and talk about works they’ve previously shelved, abandoned, cannibalised, lost, forgotten, or reconfigured.

SHELVING will feature presentations/performances by three writers and artists: Darran Anderson, Claire-Louise Bennett, and Suzanne Walsh.

This event is curated by the outgoing Maynooth University/Kildare Arts Office writers-in-residence Nathan O’Donnell and Susan Tomaselli.

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library and Arts Service. For more information about KRF see

Please note, in line with new Government guidelines, you will be required to show your EU COVID Certificate and Valid ID for entry to the auditorium for this event.  Due to COVID safety and social distancing requirements, audience capacity for this event is reduced. The seats on sale for this event are individual tickets ( or groups of 2 or 4 people.) If you have any particular seating requirements please contact us at or telephone (045) 448327  Please see our Covid Safety information before your visit to Riverbank Arts Centre.


Tuesday 5th October, 2021
FREE, booking essential
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Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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045 448327
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