Update: unfortunately, due to the outbreak fo COVID-19, the Mountains to Sea Festival has been cancelled for 2020.
The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival will be taking place March 26–29, 2020 across various dlr Libraries.
Aiming to celebrate writers and the art of writing in the company of readers of all ages, the festival builds a programme from a vast reservoir of contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, that focuses on human stories, exploring how we live and connect through literature and ideas.
Programmed events for young children allows younger audiences to listen and engage with the themes of the festival. Ultimately they hope audiences engage in “discussion, debate and reflection on literature and ideas.”
Anne Enright, author of Actress, will be participating in the festival during an event on March 28. Check out Joanne O’Sullivan’s review of the novel.
Some of the events that are still available are:
- BOOT! with Shane Hegarty Show 2 – March 26 @ 12:45 pm
- Mother Tongue with Patricia Forde – March 27 @ 11:00 am
- Poetry Workshop with Nell Regan – March 27 @ 2:00 pm
- Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why – March 27 @ 9:00 pm
- Polemical Writing Workshop w/ Malachi O’Doherty – March 28 @ 10:00 am
- Anne Enright in Conversation with Marian Richardson – March 28 @ 7:00 pm
To see more events that will be taking place, access the online programme here.
The Festival is produced by dlr Libraries, the Libraries section of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The Festival Director for 2020 is Liz Kelly.