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What’s on this weekend?

Sharon Dempsey, Hannah King, Kelly Creighton and Kerry Buchanan feature in Sisters in Crime at the Belfast Book Festival this weekend.

What’s on this weekend?

With festivals in full swing there is a lot going on this weekend! See our events calendar for full listings of everything happening in the book world.

Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman & Ece Temelkuran: Words, Love and other Spells 

17 June 5:00pm at St. Patrick’s Church

Price: €20

Sarah Winman and Ece Temelkuran in conversation: on the meaning of home, the treasure of friendship and the power of words. With Rick O’Shea.

See more events at Dalkey Book Festival.

Sisters In Crime

Friday 17 June 2022 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

With Sharon Dempsey, Hannah King, Kelly Creighton and Kerry Buchanan

Price: Pay What You Want – recommended price £7

Sharon Dempsey, Hannah King, Kelly Creighton and Kerry Buchanan feature in Sisters in Crime at the Belfast Book Festival this weekend.

This event is for readers and writers; come and hear from crime fiction writers discussing Northern Ireland and crime writing. Hear from debut and established crime writers about their inspirations, influences and tips and tricks for crime writing.

Sharon Dempsey’s new novel The Midnight Killing, published by Avon Harper Collins, is out now in Ireland and will be published in the UK in August 2022.

Hannah King is a writer from Co. Down, where she lives with her partner and their dogs. She and I is her first novel.

Kelly Creighton is the author of eight books, including the literary thriller Souls Wax Fair, the East Belfast based DI Harriet Sloane series, and the psychological thriller The Bones of It.

Kerry Buchanan has written three books set in Northern Ireland about fictional detectives Harvey and Birch, the first of which – Knife Edge – was published by Joffe Books in April 2021. 

See more events at Belfast Book Festival.

Tribute to Dave Lilburn, Limerick born International artist and friend of the festival, who died last year.

Sat, 18 June 2022

19:00 – 21:00

Price: €13.66 – €15.80

A Tribute to the late Limerick artist Dave Lilburn. On Sat June 18th a group of Dave’s friends and collaborators Tony Curtis, Ciaran O’Driscoll and Judith Hill among others will come together in a programme to celebrate the late artist. include. The Tribute will feature a short film made by Mike O’Neill in 1994 of Dave at work in his studio as well as a small exhibition of Dave’s work. 

Dave was a loyal supporter of and regular attendee of the Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien.  

He is much missed by all who knew him and admired his wonderful work.

See more events at The Limerick Literary Festival.

Wet Togs to Dry Robes: The Swimming Revolution

19 June 3:00pm at the Seafront

Price: €15

Madeleine Keane

Taking the Plunge. How do you know someone swims in the sea? They’ll tell you! From the Ramparts to Seapoint, the Forty Foot to Howth Head, Ireland’s coast has been transformed by the swimmer. Why do we swim? Is it mental, physical or emotional? And after we’ve answered that, why not catch high tide for a Dalkey Sunday swim at Coliemore harbour?

Madeleine Keane, Mark Little, Sarah O’Doherty and Niall Breslin.

See more events at Dalkey Book Festival.

See what’s on this weekend in our handy events calendar!

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