Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Irish Writers’ Centre: Read For The World: Breaking a Guinness World Record

 
It's getting closer! This record breaking readathon will begin on Friday, June 15th at 10am and run right through until Bloomsday: Saturday, June 16th at 2pm. Yes, that's 111 Writers over 28 hours. If you can't make it, you can still watch, as the event will be broadcast live online. The programme of readings is a mighty impressive one.


Programme of Readings

Session 1 – June 15th 2012 – 10am until 2pm, Chair: Jack Gilligan
Introductory Speech at 10am by Senator David Norris

10.15 – 10.30: John Boyne reading from The Absolutist
10.30 – 10.45: Patrick Deeley reading from The Bones of Creation
10.45 – 11.00: Liam Carson reading from Call Mother a Lonely Field
11.00 – 11.15: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reading from Selected Poems
11.15 – 11.30: Áine Ní Ghlinn ag léamh as Brionglóidí
11.30 – 11.45: Sarah Webb reading from Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble
11.45 – 12.00: Jean O’Brien reading from Dangerous Dresses
12.00 – 12.15: Evelyn Conlon reading from Telling
12.15 – 12.30: Catherine Foley ag léamh as An Cailín Rua
12.30 – 12.45: Anne Le Marquand Hartigan reading from Unsweet Dreams
12.45 – 13.00: Mike McCormack reading from Notes from a Coma
13.00 – 13.15: Joan McBreen reading from Winter in the Eye
13.15 – 13.30: Mary Costello reading from The China Factory
13.30 – 13.45: Juliet Bressan reading from Snow White Turtle Doves
13.45 – 14.00: Noel Duffy reading from In The Library of Lost Objects

Session 2 – June 15th 2012 – 2pm until 6pm, Chair: Máire Nic Mhaoláin
14.00 – 14.15: Ríona Nic Congáil ag léamh as Saol an Mhadra Bháin
14.15 – 14.30: Helen Soraghan Dwyer reading from Beyond
14.30 – 14.45: Marjorie Quarton reading from Breakfast the Night Before
14.45 – 15.00: Jean Flitcroft reading from Mexican Devil
15.00 – 15.15: Gabriel Rosenstock ag léamh as Clann na nÉan. Ríocht na Cailce
15.15 – 15.30: Martin Malone reading from The Mango War
15.30 – 15.45: Iggy McGovern reading from Safe House
15.45 – 16.00: Maurice Harmon reading from When Love Is Not Enough
16.00 – 16.15: Mia Gallagher reading from Hellfire
16.15 – 16.30: Margaret Nohilly reading from April Promise
16.30 – 16.45: Kieran Furey reading from Going against Gravity
16.45 – 17.00: Michael J. Farrell reading from Life in the Universe
17.00 – 17.15: C.E. Murphy reading from Urban Shaman
17.15 – 17.30: Muriel Bolger reading from Intentions
17.30 – 17.45: Anna Heussaff ag léamh as Buille Marfach
17.45 – 18.00: John Givens reading from The Plum Rains & Other Stories

Session 3 – June 15th 2012 – 6pm until 10pm, Chair: Andrew Clarke
18.00 – 18.15: Seán Mac Mathúna reading from The Atheist
18.15 – 18.30: Mark Granier reading from Fade Street
18.30 – 18.45: Anne Tannam reading from Take This Life
18.45 – 19.00: Pádraig Ó Laighin ag léamh as Ní Iontas go bhFuil an Spideog ag Gearáin
19.00 – 19.15: Carlo Gébler reading from The Dead Eight
19.15 – 19.30: Pádraig J. Daly reading from Afterlife
19.30 – 19.45: Anne Haverty reading from The Free and Easy
19.45 – 20.00: Laurence O’Bryan reading from The Istanbul Puzzle
20.00 – 20.15: John F. Deane reading from Eye Of The Hare
20.15 – 20.30: Ed O’Loughlin reading from Toploader
20.30 – 20.45: Dermot Bolger reading from External Affairs
20.45 – 21.00: Paul Perry reading from The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance
21.00 – 21.15: Liam Mac Cóil ag léamh as An Litir
21.15 – 21.30: Conor Kostick reading from Edda
21.30 – 21.45: Ferdia Mac Anna reading from The Rocky Years
21.45 – 22.00: Pat Boran reading from The Invisible Prison

Session 4 – June 15th/16th 2012 – 10pm until 2am, Chair: June Considine
22.00 – 22.15: John Maher reading from The Luck Penny
22.15 – 22.30: Seamus Cashman reading from That Morning Will Come
22.30 – 22.45: Pat Quigley reading from Borderland
22.45 – 23.00: Mary Guckian reading from Perfume of the Soil
23.00 – 23.15: Joe Jackson reading from Troubadours and Troublemakers
23.15 – 23.30: Paul Grattan reading from Daytime Astronomy
23.30 – 23.45: Ivy Bannister reading from Magician and other stories
23.45 – 00.00: Nessa O’Mahony reading from In Sight of Home
00.00 – 00.15: June Considine reading from Deceptions
00.15 – 00.30: Ross Hattaway reading from Pretending To Be Dead and other entertainments
00.30 – 00.45: Mary Rose Callaghan reading from A Bit of a Scandal
00.45 – 01.00: Eleanor Hooker reading from The Shadow Owner’s Companion
01.00 – 01.15: Anthony Glavin reading from Nighthawk Alley
01.15 – 01.30: Christodoulos Makris reading from Spitting Out the Mother Tongue
01.30 – 01.45: Winston Smith reading from Generation F
01.45 – 02.00: Micheál Ó Conghaile ag léamh as An Fear a Phléasc

Session 5 – June 16th 2012 – 2am until 6am, Chair: Mícheál Ó Ruairc
02.00 – 02.15: Sarah Clancy reading from Thanks For Nothing, Hippies
02.15 – 02.30: Richard Halperin reading from Anniversary
02.30 – 02.45: Celine Kiernan reading from Into The Grey
02.45 – 03.00: Karen Gillece reading from Longshore Drift
03.00 – 03.15: reading from Snow at the Opera House Liz McSkeane
03.15 – 03.30: Mícheál Ó Ruairc ag léamh as Daoine A Itheann Daoine
03.30 – 03.45: Paul Casey reading from Home More or Less
03.45 – 04.00: Marcel Krüger reading from Stop Coming to My House
04.00 – 04.15: Randolph Healy reading from Hex
04.15 – 04.30: Alistair Graham reading from War and Want
04.30 – 04.45: Brian Ó Dochartaí ag léamh as Bean I mBiarritz
04.45 – 05.00: Máighréad Medbh reading from Twelve Beds for the Dreamer
05.00 – 05.15: Lissa Oliver reading from Chantilly Dawns
05.15 – 05.30: Lucille Redmond reading from Love
05.30 – 05.45: Alan Nolan reading from Death By Chocolate
05.45 – 06.00: Kate Newmann reading from I Am A Horse

Session 6 – June 16th 2012 – 6am until 10am, Chair: Sorcha de Brún
06.00 – 06.15: Aifric Mac Aodha ag léamh as Gabháil Syrinx
06.15 – 06.30: Henry McDonald reading from Colours: Ireland from Bombs to Boom
06.30 – 06.45: James Martyn Joyce reading from What’s Not Said
06.45 – 07.00: Geraldine Mills reading from The Weight of Feathers
07.00 – 07.15: Tadhg Ó Dúshláine ag léamh as Bleaist Faoistine
07.15 – 07.30: Pauline Fayne reading from Mowing In The Dark
07.30 – 07.45: Jane Mitchell reading from Chalkline
07.45 – 08.00: Seán Carabini reading from American Road
08.00 – 08.15: Paddy Bushe reading from My Lord Buddha of Carraig Eanna
08.15 – 08.30: Ann Leahy reading from The Woman Who Lived Her Life Backwards
08.30 – 08.45: Maggie O’Dwyer reading from Laughter Heard From The Road
08.45 – 09.00: Sarah Rees Brennan reading from The Demon Lexicon
09.00 – 09.15: Declan Collinge reading from Fearful Symmetry
09.15 – 09.30: Ciarán Folan reading from Freak Nights
09.30 – 09.45: Orna Ní Choileáin ag léamh as Ailfí Agus An Vaimpír
09.45 – 10.00: Marie Heaney reading from Over Nine Waves

Session 7 – June 16th 2012 – 10am until 2pm, Chair: Jack Gilligan
10.00 – 10.15: Seamus Heaney reading from Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966 – 1996
10.15 – 10.30: Gerard Smyth reading from The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems
10.30 – 10.45: Marita Conlon-McKenna reading from Under The Hawthorn Tree
10.45 – 11.00: Michael O’Loughlin reading from In This Life
11.00 – 11.15: Lia Mills reading from In Your Face
11.15 – 11.30: Celia de Fréine ag léamh as Aibítir Aoise: Alphabet of an Age
11.30 – 11.45: Catherine Dunne reading from Missing Julia
11.45 – 12.00: Kevin Barry reading from Dark Lies the Island
12.00 – 12.15: Colm Breathnach ag léamh as An Fear Marbh
12.15 – 12.30: Gerald Dawe reading from My Mother-City
12.30 – 12.45: Enda Wyley reading from To Wake To This
12.45 – 13.00: Macdara Woods reading from The Cotard Dimension
13.00 – 13.15: Peter Sirr reading from The Thing Is
13.15 – 13.30: Alan Titley ag léamh as Leabhar Nóra Ní Anluain
13.30 – 13.45: Roddy Doyle reading from The Van
13.45 – 14.00: Jack Harte reading from From Under Gogol’s Nose

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Great line up, Niamh. I must listen in to it.

Words A Day said...

its fantastic, I'll be joining you, virtually:) Chin Chin!