Im­pres­sive line-up at Kin­sale lit­er­ary fes­ti­val to make a splash

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Der­mot Ryan

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.

Web­site: www.words­by­wa­ Email: kin­salelit­er­aryfes­ti­val@

Con­tact Mau­reen at 086 2895075 or Ruth at 086 6099010 Face­book:kin­salelit­er­aryfes­ti­val

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

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