Upcoming Festivals

Check out these fun literary festivals all over Ireland featuring authors from Liberties Press!

The Benedict Kiely Literary Weekend, 1114th September 2014
The annual Benedict Kiely Literary Festival took place in Omagh on 1114th September, over a weekend packed full of lectures, readings and performances to celebrate the legacy of Benedict Kiely. 

Selected Stories by Benedict Kiely is available to buy on our website libertiespress.com, alongside the newly-published audio book.

Kildare Readers Festival, 1619th November 2014 
Sister Caravaggio authors Peter Sheridan, Mary O'Donnell and Neil Donnelly will discuss working on Sister Caravaggio together − a feat that took several years. The event is free of charge and begins at 10am at the Riverbank Arts Center.

Leaves Literary Festival, Co. Laois, 7
8th November 2014 
On Saturday, 8th November, join the stellar line-up of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Cormac Millar, Peter Sheridan and Peter Cunningham as they read from Sister Caravaggio and discuss their collaborative novel. The event starts at 8pm sharp in the illustrious surroundings of Durrow Castle.

Dublin Book Festival, 13
16th November 2014
On Sunday, Sister Caravaggio mastermind Peter Cunningham will join authors Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Cormac Millar, Mary O’Donnell and Peter Sheridan in conversation with author and journalist Tony Clayton-Lea. The event begins at 3.30pm in the Main Theatre of Smock Alley and is free of charge.

Aspects Festival, Bangor, Co.Down, 2528th September 2014
On Thursday night, 25th September, Tara West will read from her novel Poets are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan and also from her unpublished memoirs Happy Dark at 6.30pm at The Curve, Carnegie Library. The readings will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges of mental well-being in today’s society, hosted by Nuala McKeever. Tickets cost £6.

On Friday, 26th September, Rebecca Reid will perform a reading from her novel Thickets Wood at 6pm, in the Marine Court Hotel. Accompanying the reading is a fantastically unique exhibition, featuring nineteen artists, each inspired by a different chapter of Thickets Wood. Tickets cost £7.

On Friday, 
26th September, the Aspects Book Club will discuss Jan Carson's debut novel Malcolm Orange Disappears over a glass of wine. The meeting takes place at the Salty Dog at 7pm. Malcolm Orange Disappears was chosen as the official book of Aspects Festival. Author  Jan Carson was recently described as 'a born storyteller' by The Guardian. For more information on the event visit: aspectsfestival.com

Clifden Arts Festival. 1828th September

On Friday, 26th of September, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will launch his new collection The Lonesome Road: New and Collected Poems. Guest poets Tony Curtis and Michael Coady will also be at the event. Dubliners musician John Sheahan will introduce the event (he might even play a song!). The launch starts at 5pm at the Station House Theater and costs €5. 

On Saturday, 27th of September, author and poet Michael Murphy will read from his two books At Five in the AfternoonThe House of Pure Being, alongside his poetry collection The Republic of Love. The event starts at 11am in the Station House Theatre. A full schedule of Michael's upcoming readings (there are many!) are listed on his website: michaelmurphyauthor.com

Red Line Book Festival, 1419th October
On Tuesday, 14th October, Daniel Seery, author of  A Model Partner, will be joined by fellow debut novelists, Rob Doyle and Oonagh Frawley, to discuss their journeys as published authors in Contemporary Voices. Chaired by Sarah Davis Goff, the event starts at 8.15 pm at Loose End Studio and costs €8.  Sarah and Dan wrote about the event here: http://www.writing.ie/news/the-big-idea/being-brave-contemporary-voices-with-daniel-seery-sarah-davis-goff/

On Wednesday, 15th October, Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy: A Journey into the Dark Heart of the Global War of Terror author Tom Clonan talks with Theo Dorgan about Ireland's experience in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon. The event starts at 8.15pm at the Loose End Theatre and costs €8. 
On Friday, 26th September, Tom is participating in a panel discussion with the Nenagh Rising Group, as they host an evening of conversations entitled, "The Unlearned Legacies of War: 1914 2014. Admission is €5 and the venue is Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.