The Belfast Book Festival 2011 will be a week-long celebration of the book, the reader and the writer.
In a Festival that now offers some 40 events, the organizers have tried as
much as possible to appeal to a wide range of readers and
writers across Belfast. There are established authors such as
John Banville, Maurice Leitch, and David Peace; local authors
with new works, Jo Baker and Lucy Caldwell; performers such
as Larry Lamb and Owen O'Neill; poets like Martin Mooney,
Leontia Flynn and Ben Maeir. There'll also be events based
on The Belfast Blitz: The People's Story with readings from a
new book of eye-witness accounts, the first live performance
of W.R. Rodger's The Return Room, as well as an exhibition of
photography books based on the Belfast Exposed archive.
Beyond that there are slams and performances by the poetry
collective Lung Soup, named after Andrew Elliot's last book.
There'll be a reenactment of Swift's Battle of the Books, talks,
and a wide ranging outreach programme involving children
and the creative writing classes at the Crescent. We will also be
celebrating Blackstaff Press's 40 birthday by getting a whole
wrangle of writers into the same room and having a cake. Help
yourself to a slice of what makes Belfast such a vital city!
Venue: An Creagán
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Venue: Linen Hall Library
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Venue: Courtyard Theatre
Dates From: 29/06/13
Suitable up to age 8. Get Tickets