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Kildare Readers’ Festival 2018 – free literary events

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner once again with Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service to present the Kildare Readers’ Festival, an entirely free literary festival connecting  readers with authors and artists, to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. The 2018 festival programme offers something for everyone, with regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and the Sunday Morning Session, hosted this year by Deirdre Purcell. Events are taking place throughout the county – to see the full programme see below or visit Kildare Readers’ Festival website

Events at Riverbank Arts Centre – click on link to book:

Friday, 12th October
8pm  Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen in conversation with Eithne Shortall

Saturday, 13th October
10:30am – 12pm  10 Books You Should Read with Rachael English and Gary Granville
1:30pm -3pm  Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Bursary Award and the launch of Luisne an Chleite by Wordsmiths’ Writers’ Group
3:30pm-4:30pm Motherfoclóir Podcast
5pm  Book Launch: Mari Gallagher – Becoming a Mother: Reflections on Adoptive parenthood (no tickets required)
6:30pm-7:30pm  In the Shadow of Queen Medbh: A Panel Discussion
8pm Kildare Writers-In-Residence: Paul Lynch and Christodoulos Makris  in conversation with Kildare writer Margaret Scott.

Sunday, 14th October
Sunday Morning Session: Turtle Bunbury in conversation with Deirdre Purcell

All events are FREE of charge, but are ticketed, so booking is essential.  Book online or call Box Office on 045 448327