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Ennis Book Festival 2008

Posted Date: 2 April 2008

Three days of interviews, readings, workshops & walking tours at Ennis. 

ire demonstrated his cooking skills, Lorna Landvik read from her book "Angry Housewives eating Bonbons". (Which has been read by many of our book clubs here in Kildare.) There were also readings from Morgan Llywelyn, Brian Keenan, Deromt Bolger, Mary O'Donnell, Ken Bruen and Re O Laighleis. Roddy Doyle and Joanne Harris were interviewed by Rachel English before an audience of  about 500 people.

Ennis Book Festival 2008

2008 was the second year for this festival and it was a weekend of delights. Book clubbers gathered from all over Ireland in Ennis for three days of interviews, readings, workshops, walking tours of Ennis and much more.

Neven Magu

Guidance was given on the ten books you should read, sources for choosing book club books, and how to read fiction and poetry. A symposium on memoir as a genre was discussed by Brian Keenan, Nuala O'Faolain and Hugo Hamilton with a fascinated and interactive audience.

The atmosphere was buzzing, with more more than 500 women and about 10 men rushing from one venue to the next to catch up with the sessions they had booked. The weekend was interspersed with chocolate tasting in a little corner shope called "Chocolat". Yummy, it all tasted like "more please".

Kildare County Library took part in the sponsorship of this event and was delighted to be able to distribute tickets to the competition winners.

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