Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
The tenth annual Mountains to Sea - dlr Book Festival will be held from March 21st to 25th 2018.
The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival enjoyed a fantastic debut in 2009 thanks to the support and enthusiasm of local book-lovers and, thankfully, not a few first-time visitors to Dún Laoghaire.
In our 2018 Present Tense strand, we hope that you will be challenged and provoked and in turn challenge, provoke and engage with writers and thinkers in a forum where views from all perspectives can be heard.
Imaginative leaps and changes of mind and heart are to be encouraged and recommended.
This year we make an imaginative leap of our own presenting our new Lyric Note programme with the Irish premiere of The Waste Land, in association with the TS Eliot Foundation. Directed by Adrian Dunbar and featuring Stanley Townsend, Orla Charlton, Frank McCusker and Anna Nygh, this special performance marks Nick Roth's recent tenure as musician in residence at Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council.
We thread the Lyric Note into this year's festival, connecting writers with musicians over the run of the festival.
A Lyric Note highlight will be “A Way with Words” in which novelist Joseph O'Connor will respond to festival themes alongside Philip King and Scullion.
This year, we're encouraging young audiences to Be Bold and to think about how we shape the world around us.
Whether you love superheroes or fairies, are interested in our planet or wonder about faraway places, we have something for all of our young readers. All of our authors will be sharing their stories, in the case of Atinuke, of home in Africa and we'll meet the very determined Cherry Pie Princess with Vivian French.