Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival


Irish writers

Sarah Maria Griffin, Vona Groarke,
Declan Hughes, Sinead Gleeson,
Eilis Ní Dhuibne, John Kelly,
Nuala O'Connor, Colm Keegan,
Paul Howard and Dave Rudden

will read personal tributes to their heroes including
David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Terry Pratchett, Emily Dickinson and
Maeve Brennan (full list below)

Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson

Date: Thursday March 23rd
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: €12 / €10 Concession
Age: Adults

'We admire them, we envy them, for the great qualities we ourselves lack'. Thus spake the great Mark Twain but in truth the well-springs of hero-worship probably run deeper. Heroes are complex and that's why they inspire worship. 2016, a year when the Grim Reaper rarely seemed to take a day off, saw the passing of many great artists which in turn inspired some great writing by way of tribute, eulogy and obituary. In this event some of your favourite Irish writers will read their tributes to the heroes, passed and present, who have inspired them.

Novelist and poet Sarah Griffin on David Bowie

Poet and essayist Vona Grourke on Anne of Cleves.

Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Declan Hughes on Dashiel Hammett.

Broadcaster and writer Sinead Gleeson on Maeve Brennan.

Writer and creative writing teacher Eilis Ní Dhuibne on Kate O'Brien.

Broadcaster and writer John Kelly on David Bowie.

Novelist and short-story writer Nuala O'Connor on Emily Dickinson.

Writer and performance poet Colm Keegan on Leonard Cohen.

Writer and legend Paul Howard on Lieutenant Columbo.

Children's writer Dave Rudden on Terry Pratchett.