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Kildare Readers Festival 2022

Kildare County Council Library And Arts Service are proud to present the Kildare Readers Festival. This is an entirely free literary festival with the aim of connecting readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to host a number of events from Thursday 6 October to Sunday 9 October, including An Evening with Donal Ryan (6 Oct), This Woman’s Work with Sinéad Gleeson and Patrick Freyne (7 Oct), Emerging Northern Irish Writers (8 Oct) and Sunday Sessions with Dermot Bolger (9 Oct).

Thursday 6 October

6pm: Poetry and Document – Ways of Writing

8pm: An Evening with Donal Ryan 

Friday 7 October

8pm: This Woman’s Work with Sinéad Gleeson and Patrick Freyne

Saturday 8 October

10am: Ten Banned Books You Should Read

1pm: Yeah, But Where Are You Really From? Conversation with Marguerite Penrose

5pm:  Dennis O’Driscoll Awards

8pm:  Emerging Northern Irish Authors

Sunday 9 October

10am: Sunday Sessions with Dermot Bolger

12:30pm: Introducing Writers in Residence, with Belinda McKeon, Fíona Scarlett and Catherine Talbot

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