The Official Launch of the Ennis Book Club Festival 2008 will take place in Ennis, County Clare on Friday, 29th February. Members of the media are invited to attend the launch. Photograph and interview opportunities will be provided.
Mr. Vincent Woods, Presenter, The Arts Show, RTE Radio 1 will launch the festival. Festival participants will be in attendance. The event is being hosted by Clare County Library, in association with The Arts Council, Ennis Town Council, Clare County Council, Poetry Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Hughes & Hughes Booksellers and ANV Technology.
Cois na hAbhna, Gort Road, Ennis, County Clare. Cois na hAbhna is located north of Ennis town centre on the N18 road to Gort and Galway. A shuttle bus will operate from the Clare Museum to Cois na hAbhna between 7-8pm and again at the end of the evening.
7.30pm, Friday, 29th February 2008
NOTES TO EDITOR:
- To arrange an interview with participating authors or members of the Festival Organising Committee please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations at 086-8534900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Confirmed festival participants include Roddy Doyle, a Dublin dramatist, screenwriter and Booker Prize winning author of ‘The Commitments’, ‘The Snapper’ and ‘The Van’; British author Joanne Harris, who wrote the best seller ‘Chocolat’; Brian Keenan, former hostage and author of four books including ‘An Evil Cradling’; Lorna Landvik, actor, playwright and author of the best selling novels ‘Patty Jane’s House of Curl’ and ‘The Tall Pine Polka’; Dermot Bolger, the author of eight novels and winner of the Samuel Beckett Award; Neven Maguire, an award winning celebrity chef; poet; Fintan O’Toole, drama critic, journalist and broadcaster; Ré O Laighlís, the biggest selling contemporary writer in the Irish language; Diarmuid Gavin, writer, garden designer and TV personality; Theo Dorgan, Cork-born poet and broadcaster; Richard Tillinghast, critically acclaimed US poet; Hugo Hamilton, winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature; and Nuala O Faolain, Irish Times columnist and author of ‘Are You Somebody?; and Morgan Llywelyn, an esteemed author of historical fantasy, fiction and non-fiction books.For more on the Ennis Book Club Festival 2008 see www.ennisbookfestival.com or www.dunphypr.com.