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ISLA Literary Festival
Dublin 2



The ISLA (Irish Spanish Latin American) Literary Festival is a unique opportunity to attend a gathering of Irish and Hispanic literature where you will enjoy round tables, readings and other parallel events during three consecutive days. The ISLA Festival or Irish, Spanish and Latin American Literary Festival is a cultural initiative in Ireland carried out by the Instituto Cervantes Dublin in collaboration with the Embassies of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Spain and Mexico, as well as Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Ireland Literature Exchange, Poetry Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, the Etxepare Basque Institute and with kind support of Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth and University College Cork.

Dates: 2nd - 4th October
Venue: Instituto Cervantes Dublin. Lincoln House. Lincoln Place. Dublin 2
Admission free. Places limited.

Full programme details are available here or at http://bit.ly/1ivUrXu

02 Oct 2015
04 Oct 2015

An Evening with Colum McCann
Dublin 2

Join Colum McCann in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College at 7pm as he reads from and discusses his latest novel Thirteen Ways of Looking


This is a free event, however booking is essential here

Please note there is no admittance to the event before 6:45pm


Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing.

It is a cold day in January when J. Mendelssohn wakes in his Upper East Side apartment. Old and frail, he is entirely reliant on the help of his paid carer, and as he waits for the heating to come on, the clacking of the pipes stirs memories of the past; of his childhood in Lithuania and Dublin, of his distinguished career as a judge, and of his late wife, Eileen. Later he leaves the house to meet his son Elliot for lunch, and when Eliot departs mid-meal, Mendelssohn continues eating alone as the snow falls heavily outside.

Moments after he leaves the restaurant he is brutally attacked. The detectives working on the case search through the footage of Mendelssohn's movements, captured by cameras in his home and on the street. Their work is like that of a poet: the search for a random word that, included at the right instance, will suddenly make sense of everything.

Told from a multitude of perspectives, in lyrical, hypnotic prose, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a ground-breaking novella of true resonance. Accompanied by three equally powerful stories set in Afghanistan, Galway and London, this is a tribute to humanity's search for meaning and grace, from a writer at the height of his form, capable of imagining immensities even in the smallest corners of our lives.


This event is in association with the School of English, Trinity College.


Photograph Credit: Dustin Aksland

08 Oct 2015

IMRAM Irish Language Festival
Dublin City

This year's IMRAM Festival will run from 9th - 18th October. IMRAM aims to bring its audience on a 'voyage of discovery' that reveals the rich diversity of modern Irish language through a programme of eclectic events that blend poetry, prose, film, drama and music in lively upbeat venues. Full details of this year's festival are available on www.imram.ie

09 Oct 2015
18 Oct 2015


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