Kildare Readers Festival in association with the Irish Writers Centre connects readers with authors and artists through exciting, innovative and accessible events and workshops. We look forward to welcoming audiences for regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and the Sunday Session. Dermot Bolger will this year speak with poet Michael O’Loughlin and soprano Judith Mok.
Oein DeBhairduin will give an exclusive preview of his book Twiggy Woman in Celbridge Library. Kathleen Murray will chat to Ed O’Loughlin about her debut novel The Deadwood Encore described as ‘the Coen Brothers of Carlow.’ Fresh off the back of winning the Shirley Jackson Award for her novel Where I End, Sophie White will be in conversation with Rick O’Shea. Katriona O’Sullivan will discuss her memoir Poor, which recounts her journey from poverty, teenage pregnancy, homelessness to graduating with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and becoming an award-winning lecturer whose work challenges barriers to education.
We’ll be joined by Kildare authors Murt Malone, Lynn Buckle, John MacKenna, Enda Wyley, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Nithy Kasa, Catherine Gander, Katherine O’Donnell, Declan Toohey and more.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.