22 - 25 February 2018

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2018

TIME
EVENT
VENUE
ADMISSION

THURSDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

7:00PM
Stanzas Poetry Group Performance (With an Open Mic event to follow). Stanzas is an event for emerging writers to come together, share their work, and meet like-minded people. As part of the Limerick Literary Festival, Stanzas will present original writing based on and inspired by the writings of Kate O'Brien.
Chez Le Fab
Free

FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

11:00AM
Readings, featuring Alice Kinsella
The Granary, Limerick City Library
Free
6:00PM
Official Opening by Billy Keane
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Free
7:00PM
As Music and Splendour recital, featuring Martha O'Brien
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €17, Concession Ticket €15 Book Tickets here
8:00PM
Festival Club, meet with fellow visitors and participants for some post event chats and refreshments
No.1 Pery Square Hotel
Free

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Graphic Novel Event featuring Philip Barrett & Declan Shalvey.

Following on from the month-long exhibition of their work in Ormston House, Declan Shalvey and Philip Barrett - the creators of the internationally-acclaimed, Limerick-based graphic novel Savage Town - will join John Byrne to discuss their work and the world of comics/graphic novels in general.

Ormston House, Limerick
Free
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Getting a Novel Published - from Pitch to Publication. Workshop featuring Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and Dan Mooney
Narrative 4
Standard Ticket €30, Concession Ticket €25. (Festival Weekend or Sunday Pass does not cover this workshop) Book Tickets here
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Deirdre Sullivan
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Kit de Waal
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
12:00PM - 12:30PM
Break
Limerick City Gallery of Art
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12:30PM - 1:30PM
Fergal Keane
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
1:30PM - 2:00PM
Break
Limerick City Gallery of Art
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2:00PM - 3:00PM
Kevin Barry
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Lisa McInerney
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
4:00PM - 5:00PM
John MacKenna
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Standard Ticket €14, Concession Ticket €12 Book Tickets here
From 7:00PM
Festival Club
Dolans
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7:30PM - 9:30PM
An evening of readings and conversations with Blindboy Boatclub and Kevin Barry
Dolans Warehouse
Standard Ticket €10 SOLD OUT!
9:30PM - 11:55PM
The Revolution will not be Spotified - A night of live music, celebrating the power of protest music and performance. Presented by The Limerick Spring - Festival of Politics and Ideas and the Limerick Literary Festival.
Dolans (Upstairs)
Standard Ticket €5 (Free with a Weekend Pass) Book Tickets here

SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Jana Fischerova presents The Prohibition of Mary Lavelle as a Turning Point in Kate O’Brien’s Career
The Belltable
€14 (€12 concession) Book Tickets here
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Desert Island Books, featuring Lisa Harding, Roisin Meaney & Pat Shortt
The Belltable
€14 (€12 concession) Book Tickets here
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Kate O'Brien Lecture by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen.

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen will deliver the Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien Key Note Lecture. They will present a conversation about their novel Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling. The lecture will be moderated, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

The Belltable
€17 (€14 concession) Book Tickets here
3:00PM
Presentation of the Kate O'Brien Award

The Belltable
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