Word on the Street is that a Free Literature Trail is taking place in Dublin

On Thursday, 24th May, Words on the Street will take place from 6.30 pm – 9.15pm in Cultural Venues in Dublin 2.

Crossing political and literary borders, the literature trail will take you on a journey across the cultural landscape, in an evening of celebrity readings of translated work by contemporary European authors. Hear voices from ten European countries, across a range of beautiful cultural venues.
 
This year our trail visits The National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery of Ireland, Instituto Cervantes and Literature Ireland’s imposing Georgian home on Fenian Street.
 
Reading our rich selection of texts will be Anne Doyle, Mary Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Geraldine Plunkett and Johnny Ward, with author Elizabeth Day representing the UK and reading from her latest novel The Party, which is a current Richard and Judy Book Club choice.
 
You will hear excerpts from translated works of acclaimed writers from Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain and the UK, with the reading from Spain being done as Gaeilge by Mary Kennedy, as well as in English.
 
The first reading at each venue will start at 6:30pm and the last one at 9pm. Each reading takes approximately 15 minutes and is repeated on the hour and half hour.

Admission is Free.
 
A copy of the full programme and a map of the venues is available to download at  www.dublincityofliterature.ie/events/words-street-2018/   
 
 
Words on the Street’ is organised by Dublin City Council Public Libraries to celebrate European Literature Night. It allows Dubliners and visitors to the city to sample contemporary European writing as works from 10 countries are read by Irish personalities in venues in the city.
 
 
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