Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2019 is taking place from Thursday 28th March until Sunday 31st March. This year, festival events are taking place in dlr LexIcon and the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire as well as dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum. Tickets for all events are now available, including two special events in dlr LexIcon and UCD, to mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March.
The theme of the 2019 Festival is ‘Speaking with Strangers’. It has been an extraordinary year for anyone who is a ‘stranger’ - the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own. This too has been a remarkable year for literature - fiction, poetry and non-fiction - exploring the stories and experiences of strangers in that sense but also the notion of strangeness within the self, in our individual sense of being. The act of storytelling is in itself an act of profound generosity and in 2019 we are thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
Amongst the many wonderful storytellers who will visit the festival in 2019 are Margaret Drabble, Michael Holroyd, Sally Rooney, Stephen Rea and Neil Martin, Jess Kidd, Kate Mosse, Tracey Thorn, John Kelly, John Boyne, Sorcha Pollak, Daniel Trilling, Bernard O’Donoghue and Stephen James Smith. Events for children include an ‘Adopt an Author’ programme for schools, featuring Gabrielle Kent, ME Leonard, Sadhbh Devlin, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, Shane Hegarty, and Dave Rudden, among others.
For full details of all events and to book tickets, please see mountainstosea.ie