Thursday, October 03, 2013

Festival of Words ... in libraries across NI during October

Libraries NI logoFestivals of music, theatre, books and now words. Libraries NI have launched a Festival of Words featuring authors, poets, story tellers, actors and reviewers in a series of events scattered across their network of libraries.

Running from 2 to 31 October, there are twenty three events in nineteen libraries.

On Tuesday 15 October at 8pm you can join a panel discussing the Man Booker Prize shortlist in Derry Central Library before watching the live announcement of the 2013 winner.

Or on Thursday 17 October at 7.30pm, listen to storyteller Liz Weir with City Tales in Belfast Central Library.

Stories from Shakespeare and Austen classics will be dramatized in Portadown Library on Wednesday 23 October at 7pm.

Frances Quinn will be bilingually relating yarns in the Falls Road Library on Thursday 24 October at 7pm. Those with little or no Irish – and presumably, those with little or no English – will be able to take part.

Half an hour earlier at 6.30pm over in the Shankhill Road Library, a workshop will outline the background to Ulster Scots and give a flavour of poetry and storytelling in Ullans.

Libraries regularly host readings, book groups, talks and even piano open hours which are still running monthly in Lisburn library! Details of lots more events including those in the festival at the Libraries NI website … or call into your local library.

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