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Words By Water Literary Weekend Programme Announced!

 

Words By Water, the first Kinsale Literary Festival, is taking place from October 5th – 8th  2017 and promises a host of entertainment for readers.

See here some programme highlights, with a huge variety of speakers, readings and interactive events. Tickets are available on uticket by clicking this link to the Words by Water website.

Don’t forget to save the date for ‘An Evening with Jane Austen’ a country ball on 1st September at Ballinacurra House to raise funds for Words by Water.  There are some ‘stay over’ tickets available but hurry as this is an event not to be missed!

Noted Irish novelist, playwright and poet Dermot Bolger will be chatting to us about his craft.

If you want a wry look at Irish life and culture, who better than Colm O’Regan and Tara Flynn? Colm has penned a number of odes to Irish Mammies and Giving Out Yards, Tara’s guide to the art of complaint, is a true insight to the Irish psyche.

 

Paul Howard presents a very different version of Ireland in his hugely successful Ross O’Carroll Kelly series. The hugely successful playwright and journalist, who last year published a biography of Tara Browne titled “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy”, will also be in town.

Poetry will also be celebrated at the festival, with appearances from Theo Dorgan and the always-irreverent Rita Ann Higgins. We also pay tribute to a local literary figure, with an evening devoted to Aidan Higgins.

Also featuring Carol Drinkwater, Alannah Hopkin, Billy O’Callaghan and many more.

Website: www.wordsbywater.ie

Email: kinsaleliteraryfestival@ gmail.com

Contact Maureen at 086 2895075 or Ruth at 086 6099010

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinsaleliteraryfestival/

 

Friday 6th Oct:

Workshop  10am – 12.30

Introduction to Prose, with Niamh Prior

This workshop is suitable for the complete and not-quite-so-complete novice.  This is a hands-on workshop, featuring exercises to generate new writing. Participants will use the work produced to apply tips on ways to improve writing using a few simple techniques. Look at resources to help you continue your writing journey after the workshop.

Venue: Kinsale Pottery

Cost : €40

Limited to 15 places

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-introduction-to-prose

 

Friday 6th Oct

Billy O’Callaghan & Geffrey Kane

Cork born award winning author Billy will read from his new book – The Dead House.

Kinsale based Geffrey will read from his book – Recreant

This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

Date: 6th Oct 2017                   1pm

Venue: Prim’s Bookshop

Cost: Free

https://uticket.ie/event/billy-o-callaghan

 

Workshop  2pm – 4.30pm

“How to foster your creativity & fluency as a writer” with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

This workshop will explore some key characteristics that are associated with creativity. Topics covered will include getting started, overcoming writers’ block, establishing a writing routine, and some self-nourishing ways of receiving feedback on early drafts. Ideal for those at the early stages of their writing lives.

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale

Cost: €40         limited to 15 places

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-how-to-foster-your-creativity

 

Friday 6th

Cat Hogan

Wexford based Cat will read from her new book “There was a Crooked Man”, the highly anticipated sequel to the Irish Times best seller “They all Fall Down”. The story is dark- a psychological thriller exploring the depths of flawed human nature, the thin line between love & obsession and the destructive nature of addiction.

This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

​Date: 6th Oct 2017                   2pm

Venue:  Bookstór, Newman’s Mall

Cost    :  Free

 

Rose Servitova

Limerick based humour writer, Rose Servitova, reads from her book ‘The Longbourn Letters – The Correspondence between Mr Collins & Mr Bennet’. Rose will discuss the wit of Jane Austen’s minor characters.

​Date    : 6th Oct 2017              3pm

Venue:  The Methodist Church

Cost    :  €8

https://uticket.ie/event/rose-servit

Friday 6th Oct

Alannah Hopkin and Mary Morrissy

Alannah is a well-known Kinsale based novelist, critic & travel writer. She will be chatting about her work & will read from her new book The Dogs of Inishere. Mary is an award winning Irish novelist & educator, and will read from her latest novel Prosperity Drive.

Date    : 6th Oct 2017              4pm

Venue:  The Methodist Church

Cost    :  €10

https://uticket.ie/event/alannah-hopkin-mary-morrissy

 

Tribute to Aidan Higgins

Film Premiere “Where Would You Like the Bullet

The life of internationally acclaimed award winning author Aidan Higgins will be celebrated with the screening of this film by Neil Donnelly. Aidan was deeply admired by Samuel Beckett & Annie Proulx.

This will be an unique occasion to honour Aidan’s legacy in Kinsale, a town where he lived & loved.

Date    : 6th Oct 2017              7pm

Venue:  The Lord Kingsale

Cost    :  €10

https://uticket.ie/event/aidan-higgins-tribute

 

Friday 6th

Tara Flynn & Colm O’Regan

If you want a wry look at Irish life and culture, who better than Colm O’Regan and Tara Flynn? Colm has penned a number of odes to Irish Mammies and Giving Out Yards, Tara’s guide to the art of complaint, is a true insight to the Irish psyche.

​Date    : 6th Oct 2017              9pm

Venue:  Actons Hotel

Cost    :  €15

https://uticket.ie/event/tara-flynn-colm-o-regan

Saturday 7th

Workshop 10am -12.30

“The novel writing process: from Pitch to publication” with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

This workshop aims to demystify some of the most important aspects of the book business and the publishing process. Sarah will focus on your stage of development, helping you to explore: how do I get the attention of an agent? What should a book pitch contain? How can I increase my own access to the publishing world? How do writers get published?  What roles to agents, publisher and editors play?’ Ideal for anyone who wants to equip themselves with more knowledge on the best strategies for getting their novels published.

​Date    : 7th Oct 2017

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale

Cost   : €40      limited to 15 places

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-the-novel-writing-process

Saturday 7th

Workshop 10am -12

“Thinking is Bad!” with Tara Flynn

Tara will look at comedy writing in general, with a specific focus on how she uses improvisation skills in a writing context: to get free from inhibition, to see even serious topics in a comedy light, to explore characterisations and to get over the fear of the blank page or writers’ block. And because it’s fun. Leave your thinking at the door and get funny.’

Date    : 7th Oct 2017

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale

Cost   : €40      limited to 15 places

https://uticket.ie/event/workshop-no-4-comedy-writing-with-tara-flynn

Emma-Jane Leeson

Emma-Jane will read from The Johnny Magory books, aimed at children up to 8 years. There be will interaction fun-stuff – colouring in, ”Outdoor Explorer Guide” & the “Rounders” guide and how to play.

Great fun for all the children. This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

​Date    : 7th Oct 2017              1pm

Venue: Bookstór, Newman’s Mall

Cost    : Free

https://uticket.ie/event/emma-jane-leeson-children-s-reading

Saturday 7th

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Young Adult Book reading

Sarah will read from a number of her books for young adults including – A Very Good Chance & her new book The List of Real Things due out in September. This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    1pm

Venue:  Kinsale Bookshop

Cost    :  Free

https://uticket.ie/event/sarah-moore-fitzgerald

 

Workshop  2pm – 4pm

Introduction to Poetry with Niamh Prior

This is aimed at those who are curious to try and those who have already written some poetry. It is a practice based workshop, with exercises to get your creativity flowing in a relaxed and safe environment. We will look at prompts and resources to help you continue flexing your poetic muscles after the workshop and become part of a wider poetry community.

Date:   7th Oct 2017

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale

Cost    : €40

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-introduction-to-poetry

 

Saturday 7th

Workshop 2pm – 4.30pm

Short story writing with Madeleine D’Arcy

This workshop will be friendly, fun and inspiring, and is suitable for beginners as well as those already writing fiction.

“My aim for this workshop, is to help you to get words down on the page, and to focus on completing your stories, from beginning to end. We will also chat about writing techniques, different forms of fiction and how to improve your first draft.”

​Date:   7th Oct 2017

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale

Cost   : €40

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-

Carol Drinkwater

Carol reads from her latest novel The Lost Girl and chats about her career as an actor, most notably in the TV series All Creatures Great & Small. Carol is the author of 27 books, both fiction & non-fiction.

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    2pm

Venue:  The Blue Haven, Aperitif

Cost    :  €15

https://uticket.ie/event/carol-drinkwater

Saturday 7th

Judi Curtin

Judi will be reading from a number of her books for children aged 8 – 12.

She is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the ‘Eva’ series. several other books. Judi’s new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Come and join the fun. This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    3pm

Venue:  Kinsale Bookshop

Cost    :  Free

https://uticket.ie/event/judi-curtin-childrens-book-reading

 

Mia Gallagher

Mia is a Dublin based author, she works as a professional actor, performing in theatre, radio and occasionally film. Mia will be reading from her book – Beautiful Pictures from the Lost Homeland.  This event is FREE, we would like you to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    3pm

Venue:  Friar’s Lodge

Cost    :  Free

 

Saturday 7th

Sara Baume & Eileen Battersby

Critically acclaimed Irish author Sara reads from her new novel A Line made by Walking . 

Eileen is the Chief Literary Correspondent with the Irish Times and will read from her highly praised new novel Teethmarks on my Tongue.

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    4pm

Venue:  The Methodist Church

Cost    :  €15

https://uticket.ie/event/sara-baume-mia-gallagher

Dermot Bolger in conversation Eileen Battersby

Enjoy an intimate evening with acclaimed novelist, poet & playwright Dermot Bolger as he chats with Eileen about his long successful literary career.

Dermot will also read from his new book – The Lonely Sea and Sky.

A treat for all book lovers not to be missed!

​Date:   7th Oct 2017    7pm

Venue: The Friary Space

Cost   : €15

https://ticket.ie/event/dermot-bolger

 

 

Saturday 7th

Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly

It’s the end of the world as Ross knows it… this time, there’s no way of escaping another monumental fock up! Charles O’Carroll-Kelly stands for election on a platform of wishing to build a wall around Ireland’s second city!

Paul will read extracts from the forthcoming Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book,‘Operation Trumpsformation’.

“Our nation’s great satirist… the most sustained feat of comic writing in Irish literature” – Irish Times

Date:   7th Oct 2017    9pm

Venue: The Trident Hotel

Cost   : €15      This event is sponsored by Book Station

https://uticket.ie/event/paul-howard-aka-ross-o-carroll-kelly

Sunday 8th

Workshop  11am – 1pm

Poetry with Leanne O’Sullivan

Leanne is a lecturer in poetry at UCC. She is best known for her Hag of Beara collection. This will look at Irish mythology in poetry and is suitable for beginners & those with experience of writing poetry.

Date:   8th Oct 2017

Venue: Kinsale Pottery, Oldcote, Kinsale       Cost   : €40

https://uticket.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop-poetry

Sunday 8th

Rita Ann Higgins

Poet & playwright Rita Ann reads selections from a number of her books including Tongulish,

this lively new collection. Rita Ann writes provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of Irish lives & foibles.  Quirky & irreverent setting just like Rita Ann herself!

Date:   8th Oct 2017

Venue:  Fintan Lynch Hairdressing

Cost    :  €15

https://uticket.ie/event/rita-anne-higgins

 

2.30pm

Theo Dorgan & Leanne O’Sullivan

Theo will chat about his career and will read poetry from a number of his books including Nine Bright Shiners.

Leanne will read poetry from a number of her books including The Mining Road, her latest collection.

​Date: 8th Oct 2017       2.30pm

Venue:  The Blue Haven, Aperitif

Cost    :  €15

https://uticket.ie/event/theo-dorgan-leanne-o-sullivan

Sunday 8th

“Leave Some Record – Literary Kinsale” 

Poet Matthew Geden and actor David Peare explore Kinsale’s rich literary heritage in this engaging and enjoyable talk. Numerous writers have passed through or lived here. As the talk develops the audience learn about the history and watch as some of these characters are brought to life by well-known local actor David Peare. This one-act performance includes poems, letters and extracts from novels and stories.

 

Date:   8th Oct 2-017  4pm

Venue:  The Lord Kingsale

Cost    :  €12

https://uticket.ie/event/leave-some-record-kinsale-literary-2

 

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