International Literature Festival Dublin

International Literature Festival Dublin

Various, Friday 17th May - Sunday 26th May 2019

International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland's premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent' and ‘the country's most successful and easily the best annual literary event', ILF Dublin's line-up is sure to impress.

Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it's the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that surprise and inspire.

Children's fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.


Date:
Friday 17th May - Sunday 26th May 2019
Time:
Varies
Price:
Varies
Address:
Dublin, Ireland

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An Evening with Edna – (Dublin: One City, One Book)

The Mansion House

An Evening with Edna - (Dublin: One City, One Book) Spend the evening in the company of Edna O’Brien, author of this year's Dublin: One City, One Book, and one of Ireland's most treasured writers. Edna will be interviewed by writer Colum McCann about her enormous contribution to world literature. She will be joined by singer Moya Brennan and harpist Cormac de Barra, playing some of her favourite music. Selected excerpts from The Country Girls Trilogy will be read by actor Seána Kerslake at this very special event.

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The Greatest Showman

Axis

The Greatest Showman - special screening with guest performances from local dance troupe, Threads. Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America's original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.

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Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan

NCH

Words+Ideas: Rose McGowan gained global recognition as a leading actress and is now best known as a feminist whistle-blower, activist and agent of change. Interviewed live on-stage, McGowan will explore the realities of exposing the truth about the inequality and injustice of the entertainment industry and shining a light on a multi-billion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny. How can we dismantle the concept of 'fame'? How do we continue to maintain the strength required to be Brave? The past 18 months have been an incredibly turbulent time in McGowan's life, but her most recent and

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