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Saturday, 29th September

Kildare Readers’ Festival Launch Night

Athlone suite, New York sweeter?

8pm | Riverbank Arts Centre

The ninth annual Kildare Readers' Festival is launched with gusto at this very special event celebrating the work of Desmond Egan.

This event is a celebration of the work of acclaimed poet Desmond Egan, long-time resident of Kildare.  Desmond is a poet with a wide range of subject matter and many targets; but here we focus on his love of music.  The evening will chart his poetic journey from Athlone to New York and back and will include verse tributes to his many heroes, including John McCormack, Franz Schubert and the American jazz masters, Thelonious Monk, Lee Konitz and Bill Evans.

Booking required. Booking through the Riverbank Arts Centre T: 045 448327 W: