Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  Claire Keegan will be reading at the DLR Festival. 

The Mountains to Sea Festival runs from the 4th to 9th of Sept 2012, and has an interesting mixture of readings, workshops, family events and poetry events.

"Howard Jacobson, who won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question, will kick off this year's Mountains to Sea dlr book festival on Tuesday September 4th. Other highlights in a stellar line-up will include UK novelist, Philippa Gregory, IMPAC winner Gerbrand Bakker and readings by superb writers such as Jonathan Dee, John Banville, Esther Freud, Daniel Woodrell, David Mitchell and Katie Fforde.

The poetry line-up includes legends such as Mark Doty, Paula Meehan, James Fenton, and a Transtromer tribute, while also including the Irish Times Award, and using some stunning new venues.

RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany returns with its fantastically popular show, while Liam Carson will present Imram, the Irish readings extravaganza with special musical guests.

Aspiring writers can look forward to a series of Creative Writing Workshops with top tutors, and the family programme will include appearances by major authors such as Robert Muchamore, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Derek Landy and Marita Conlon McKenna."

The festival blog is here