In Dublin well known Irish people will read contemporary writing from twelve European countries in twelve venues, many of which are not normally easily accessible to the public.
Stephen Jones (actor), Philip O'Sullivan (actor), Síle Seoige (TV presenter), Lottie Ryan (Radio and TV presenter), Mary McEvoy (actor), Rick O'Shea (2FM DJ), Mary Kennedy (TV presenter), Peter Sheridan (actor), Don Wycerley (actor), Aidan Power (TV presenter) and Alexander McCall Smith (International bestselling author) will read in places such as Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Darc Space Gallery, Dublin Writers Museum, Irish Writers Centre, Club na Múinteoirí, James Joyce Centre, ICTU Headquarters, The Cobalt Café, Belvedere College, The Old Music Shop Restaurant, Belvdere House and the Abbey Presbyterian Church (Findlater's Church).
A map and information booklet showing the location of the venues with information about the readers and readings will enable the public to move from venue to venue. This will be available from Dublin City Libraries, Failte Ireland tourist offices, National Library and the venues from the 11th May. The twelve participating countries will each be represented by a short (15 minutes) translated piece of a novel, poem or short story which will be read every 30 minutes so people can wander from venue to venue taking in readings from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain & the UK. The first reading in each venue starts at 6.30pm and is repeated on the hour and half hour with the final reading at 8:30pm. First launched in Prague, it has now become a major international cultural event promoting European cultural heritage by presenting contemporary writers, well-known and newcomers to the broader European public. Download the full programme or flyer today or pick up a copy of the printed programme from any Dublin City Library from the 11th May. www.dublincityofliterature.ie