Impressive line-up at Kinsale literary festival to make a splash
Words By Water, the first Kinsale Literary Festival, gets underway next week.
Running from Thursday week October 5 until the following Sunday, it promises a host of entertainment for patrons.
Novelist, playwright and poet Dermot Bolger will be chatting about his craft while anyone seeking a wry look at Irish life and culture, who better than Colm O’Regan and Tara Flynn to giber their respective outlooks.
Colm has penned a number of odes to
while Tara’s guide to the art of complaint is a true insight to the Irish psyche.
Paul Howard, meanwhile, presents a very different version of Ireland in his hugely successful Ross O’Carroll Kelly series. The hugely successful playwright and journalist, who last year published a biography of Tara Browne titled
will also be in town. Poetry will also be celebrated at the festival, with appearances from Theo Dorgan and the always-irreverent Rita Ann Higgins.
The organisers pay tribute to a local literary figure, with an evening devoted to Aidan Higgins.
The festival also features Carol Drinkwater, Alannah Hopkin, Billy O’Callaghan and many more.
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There will be a number of workshops provided during the festival.
Niamh Prior will provide the first, an introduction to prose, suitable for the complete and not-quite-so-complete novice.
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald will present a workshop on writing a book and aims to demystify some of the most important aspects of the book business and the publishing process.
Cork author Billy O’Callaghan will read from his new book, while Limerick humour writer, Rose Servitova, reads from her publication