Kildare Readers Festival starts today in Newbridge

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Kildare Readers Festival starts today in Newbridge
10:52 Friday 12th of October 2018
Today Kildare Readers Festival is kicking off.
The festival  now in its ninth year, is running until this Sunday  at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge. The festival programme has something for everyone, including regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and the Sunday Morning Session this year with Deirdre Purcell and Turtle Bunbury.
 Guests this year for a fantastic festival weekend ahead include:
  • Award winning author Paul Lynch (author of GraceThe Black Snow and Red Sky in Morning) and Christodoulos Makris, one of Ireland's leading contemporary experimental poets will discuss their work (as Kildare Writers-in-Residence) with best-selling Kildare author Margaret Scott (Between You and MeThe Fallout) at our Saturday evening headline event
  • Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, (authors behind #OMGWACA, Oh My God What a Complete Aisling, The Importance of Being Aisling) in conversation with Eithne Shortall on Friday evening.
  • Darach Ó Séaghdha of the @theirishfor Twitter account brings his Motherfoclóir podcast live to the Riverbank on Saturday afternoon.
  • A panel discussion on women in politics on this centenary of Women's Suffrage featuring Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth University), Fiona O'Loughlin TDCatherine Murphy TD, Ciara Plunkett (News Editor at KFM) and Maureen Bergin (President of County Kildare Chamber and Community and Business Relations Director of Kildare Village) will happen on Saturday evening.
All events are free of charge, although booking is essential through the Box Office at Riverbank Arts Centre:
T: 045-448327 or via W:

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