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Rolling Sun Book Festival – Westport

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018

The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song and poetry.

Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions.

Thursday 15th

Book Launch The Crowded Earth

Author: David Whelan

Custom House Studio

7.00pm

FREE

 

Exhibition Another Country

Clew Bay Hotel

Throughout festival

FREE

 

Friday 16th

Live Broadcast

“The Last Word” with Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper’s Today FM radio show with guests from The Rolling Sun Book Festival

Westport Town Hall Theatre

4.30 – 7pm

FREE

 

Book Launch Maud Gonne’s Men

With Westport Historial Society

Author: Anthony Jordan

The Book Shop

6.00pm

FREE

 

Festival Opening and Supper Event

Paul Howard and Matt Cooper in conversation with Lise Hand

Music from Coda

Clew Bay Hotel

8.00pm

€35

 

Saturday 17th

Workshop

Screenwriters Workshop with Lindsay J. Sedgwick

The Sean Staunton Room, Westport Town Hall Theatre

11.30am

FREE

 

Independent Thinking

On the Couch with Claire Grady talking with author Stefanie Preissner

2.30pm

Venue W Cinema Westport

€15

 

Book Reading from Cupid on Trial

By author Brian Jory

5pm

McLoughlins Book Shop

FREE

 

From Russia With Love

Conor O’Clery and his wife Zhanna talk to Rick O’Shea about his new book The Shoemaker and his Daughter

8.30pm

Westport Town Hall Theatre

€15

 

Sunday 18th

On the Edge

Historian and author Diarmaid Ferriter reading from and discussing his new book On The Edge: Ireland’s Offshore Islands, A Modern History.

Followed by Q&A.

12.00pm

Clew Bay Hotel

€15

 

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Start:
November 15, 2018
End:
November 18, 2018
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http://www.rollingsunbookfestival.com/index.html

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