Kildare Readers’ Festival 2013 presents a full weekend of literary delights for bookworms, writers and readers alike. The festival will include author readings and interviews, poetry, music, drama and an opportunity to meet with other book lovers in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Riverbank Arts Centre.
This year the festival is very proud to welcome Senator Mary O’Rourke, who will speak about her memoir Just Mary and Ireland's Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan will join poet Theo Dorgan and novelist, playwright and poet Dermot Bolger for his highly popular Sunday morning session. Lilly Higgins, author of Make, Bake, Love will join us on Friday evening and crime fans will be delighted to welcome authors Brian McGilloway, Declan Hughes and Declan Burke for an insightful and entertaining hour. Peter Sheridan and Mary Shine Thompson will take the audience through an inspiring list of their ten most recommended reads and James Durney will host an event on his latest book The War of Independence in Kildare. This year’s Kildare Readers Festival Author Panel will include Niamh Boyce, Louise Phillips, Caroline Finnerty with John Boland.
A very special 1913 commemorative event on Saturday evening entitled Strumpet City Revisited: A conversation through Literature and History will include Padráig Yeates, popular broadcaster Joe Duffy and readings from Strumpet City by original cast members Angela Harding and Bryan Murray. Our full programme for KRF 2013, including our Fringe events will be launched on Culture Night, September 20th.
Please note that unfortunately Jennifer Johnston will not be appearing on Sunday morning with Dermot Bolger as previously advertised. Tickets already booked for this event are valid for Dermot's session with Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan.