Dublin: One City, One Book Festival
Apr 01 2014 - Apr 30 2014
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A literary festival which encourages everyone to read a book connected with Dublin during the month of April every year. Come along and experience some of the many events taking place.
Dublin: One City One Book is a literary festival which encourages everyone to read a book connected with Dublin during the month of April each year.
This April enjoy reading, "If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" and experience some of the wide variety of events taking place during the month. On 23 April, Dublin City's official tribute to Seamus Heaney will take place in the National Concert Hall, as part of the Dublin: One City One Book Festival. The former poet laureate, who died in August 2013 and whose poetry features in the book, will be honoured in an evening of poetry and music.
On 12 April there will be a literary walk, led by Paul O'Hanrahan of Balloonatics Theatre Company, around the Baggot Street area, which will finish in the Waterloo Pub, Baggot Street with an evening of poetry and songs from the book, such as Raglan Road, If Ever You Go to Dublin Town and The Auld Triangle. Other events include poetry readings, Dublin City bike tours, walking tours at Glasnevin Cemetery, lectures and musical recitals.
For those who want to learn more about poetry, there will be poetry workshops with Niall McMonagle (editor of poetry anthologies Lifelines and Off The Wall) in Dublin City public libraries. For more details on other events check out the website.