Next stop New York ! Great Writing Great Places

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A new and exciting programme of autumn events will be announced by Councillor Emer Costello, at the Jeanie Johnston Mooring, Custom House Quay on Monday, 12th September at 6pm. 

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature has great pleasure in launching the Great Writing Great Places series bringing writers into unusual venues but venues connected with their writing. The first in the series takes place after the launch at 6pm on the Jeanie Johnston and admission is free, although booking is essential.

Next stop New York brings stories of emigration and loss aboard the Jeanie Johnston famine ship with well known Irish authors Marita Conlon-McKenna, Martina Devlin and Kate Kerrigan.

'Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Writing.ie are joining great writing with great places, many of which are normally closed to the general public, but which fit so well with the writing. Crime writing in the Four Courts - what is more appropriate? We are also delighted to be showcasing so many great Irish writers' said Jane Alger, Director, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Other unusual events include Inspiring Lives - stories of courage at The Deanery of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Getting to the Heart of It romantic tales at the resting place of St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church .

A full listing of the series,which is in partnership with writing.ie, including booking information is available at www.dublincityofliterature.ie .

 

ENDS

For more information

Jane Alger, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, 01 6744809, 087 9590010

Catherine Duffy, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, 01 6744862

Dublin City Council Press Office, 012222170

 

Notes to the Editor:

 Titles in the series:

 Next stop New York - stories of emigration and loss aboard the Jeanie Johnston famine ship with Marita Conlon-McKenna, Martina Devlin and Kate Kerrigan. Mon 12 Sept 6pm Admission: Free though booking essential.

Inspiring Lives - In the unique surroundings of the Deanery of St Patrick's Cathedral (home of Jonathan Swift) authors Brian Keenan and John Lonergan - talk about their unique stories with Dave Kenny     21st Sept 6pm Admission: Free though booking essential.

Getting to the Heart of It - Hear tales of romance in Whitefriar Street Church -  the resting place of St. Valentine - with Claire Allen, Colette Caddle and Michelle Jackson  5th October 6pm Admission: free

Dublin On a Plate - an evening for foodies in Fallon and Byrne as Hugo Arnold, Catherine Clery and Catherine Fulvio discuss the art of food writing. Enjoy food specially created for the evening. 18 October 6pm Adm: €20. Booking essential on Tel: 2222222.

A Tale of Terror in the Crypt - Eithne Massey's medieval tale is brought to life in the scary, spooky crypt in Christchurch Cathedral. Tues 1st Nov 2.30pm. Adm: Free. Suitable for children 10+

Matters of Grave Importance - Bringing to life the works of writers Brendan Behan, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Christy Brown who are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Museum at Glasnevin Cemetery. 2nd November 7.30pm Adm: Free though booking essential.

Scales of Justice - crime writers Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt, Niamh O'Connor and Stuart Neville in the atmospheric surrounds of the Four Courts. 16 November 6pm Adm: Free though booking essential.

So Much More Than Shopping Literary treats at the Lost Society in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre with Claudia Carroll, Sinead Moriarty and Sheila O'Flanagan. Special menu available. Sat 19 Nov 11am. Admission: Free - does not include food.

 

Authors reading at the first of the series : Next stop New York :

Marita Conlon-McKenna

Marita Conlon-McKenna's first book, Under the Hawthorn Tree,  set in 1840s Ireland was an immediate success and has been translated into several languages. Her other books include No Goodbye which and  Safe Harbour.

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin is an author and journalist whose fifth novel, Ship of Dreams follows the trials and tribulations of a group of Titanic survivors who try to capture their American dream.

Kate Kerrigan

Kate Kerrigan's novel Ellis Island, the first of a trilogy, is set in 1920s New York. The book follows the heart rendering story of Ellie as she returns to Ireland from New York for her father's funeral.

 

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