Kilkenny Arts Festival 10th - 19th August 2012 - literature

By: Kilkenny Arts  05/12/2011
Keywords: Arts Festival

Sunday Miscellany: RTE Radio 1

Join Clíodhna Ní Anluain and a terrific selection of writers and musicians for a special recording of Sunday Miscellany Live from the Watergate Theatre

The Arts Are A Luxury We Can’t Afford Right Now! - Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the position of the arts in a time of recession.  Come along and have your say!

Dermot Healy & Patrick McCabe

Two acclaimed Irish writers share their latest work in the Set

Hubert Butler Lecture Professor Morgan Kelly

A rare chance to hear, and question, one of Ireland's most forthright and prescient economists

Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan

Dubliner Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan, from the Beara peninsula, have more in common than you might think: both were teenage prodigies. 

Kilkenny 100 Years Ago

A distinguished panel of speakers reveal what the 1911 Census can tell us about the world of our great-grandparents

Belinda McKeon, Kevin Barry & Paul Murray, Introduced by Cormac Kinsella

The future of Irish fiction comes to Kilkenny in the form of three fresh and exciting new voices

Fintan O’Toole: The Power of the Object

Explore our continuing fascination for objects with Fintan O'Toole and Prof. Daniel Miller

The Great Natural Resources Debate

Join a distinguished panel of speakers to debate the pros and cons of Ireland's energy policy.

TC Boyle, Introduced by Colm Toibin

The charismatic American author brings his unforgettable characters and corruscating satire to Kilkenny

Tobias Wolff & David Vann

David Vann makes a welcome return to the festival in the company of one of the greatest of contemporary American writers, Tobias Wolff

John Banville writing as Benjamin Black

The acclaimed crime writer discusses literature, crime and alter egos with literary critic Michael Wood

Paul Muldoon & Michael Longley, Introduced by Olivia O’Leary

A rare chance to hear these two great Northern Irish poets as they share the stage at St Canice's. This will be a memorable night.

Francisco Goldman

The acclaimed American writer reads from Say Her Name, his most personal and moving work to date

Claire Keegan & Janice Galloway

Two acknowledged masters of the short story reveal the secrets of the form

Sunday Miscellany: RTE Radio 1

Join Clíodhna Ní Anluain and a terrific selection of writers and musicians for a special recording of Sunday Miscellany Live from the Watergate Theatre

The Arts Are A Luxury We Can’t Afford Right Now! - Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the position of the arts in a time of recession.  Come along and have your say!

Dermot Healy & Patrick McCabe

Two acclaimed Irish writers share their latest work in the Set

Hubert Butler Lecture Professor Morgan Kelly

A rare chance to hear, and question, one of Ireland's most forthright and prescient economists

Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan

Dubliner Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan, from the Beara peninsula, have more in common than you might think: both were teenage prodigies. 

Kilkenny 100 Years Ago

A distinguished panel of speakers reveal what the 1911 Census can tell us about the world of our great-grandparents

Belinda McKeon, Kevin Barry & Paul Murray, Introduced by Cormac Kinsella

The future of Irish fiction comes to Kilkenny in the form of three fresh and exciting new voices

Fintan O’Toole: The Power of the Object

Explore our continuing fascination for objects with Fintan O'Toole and Prof. Daniel Miller

The Great Natural Resources Debate

Join a distinguished panel of speakers to debate the pros and cons of Ireland's energy policy.

TC Boyle, Introduced by Colm Toibin

The charismatic American author brings his unforgettable characters and corruscating satire to Kilkenny

Tobias Wolff & David Vann

David Vann makes a welcome return to the festival in the company of one of the greatest of contemporary American writers, Tobias Wolff

John Banville writing as Benjamin Black

The acclaimed crime writer discusses literature, crime and alter egos with literary critic Michael Wood

Paul Muldoon & Michael Longley, Introduced by Olivia O’Leary

A rare chance to hear these two great Northern Irish poets as they share the stage at St Canice's. This will be a memorable night.

Francisco Goldman

The acclaimed American writer reads from Say Her Name, his most personal and moving work to date

Claire Keegan & Janice Galloway

Two acknowledged masters of the short story reveal the secrets of the form

Belinda McKeon, Kevin Barry & Paul Murray, Introduced by Cormac Kinsella

The future of Irish fiction comes to Kilkenny in the form of three fresh and exciting new voices

Claire Keegan & Janice Galloway

Two acknowledged masters of the short story reveal the secrets of the form

Dermot Healy & Patrick McCabe

Two acclaimed Irish writers share their latest work in the Set

Fintan O’Toole: The Power of the Object

Explore our continuing fascination for objects with Fintan O'Toole and Prof. Daniel Miller

Francisco Goldman

The acclaimed American writer reads from Say Her Name, his most personal and moving work to date

Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan

Dubliner Gerard Smyth and Leanne O’Sullivan, from the Beara peninsula, have more in common than you might think: both were teenage prodigies. 

Hubert Butler Lecture Professor Morgan Kelly

A rare chance to hear, and question, one of Ireland's most forthright and prescient economists

John Banville writing as Benjamin Black

The acclaimed crime writer discusses literature, crime and alter egos with literary critic Michael Wood

Kilkenny 100 Years Ago

A distinguished panel of speakers reveal what the 1911 Census can tell us about the world of our great-grandparents

Paul Muldoon & Michael Longley, Introduced by Olivia O’Leary

A rare chance to hear these two great Northern Irish poets as they share the stage at St Canice's. This will be a memorable night.

Sunday Miscellany: RTE Radio 1

Join Clíodhna Ní Anluain and a terrific selection of writers and musicians for a special recording of Sunday Miscellany Live from the Watergate Theatre

TC Boyle, Introduced by Colm Toibin

The charismatic American author brings his unforgettable characters and corruscating satire to Kilkenny

The Arts Are A Luxury We Can’t Afford Right Now! - Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on the position of the arts in a time of recession.  Come along and have your say!

The Great Natural Resources Debate

Join a distinguished panel of speakers to debate the pros and cons of Ireland's energy policy.

Tobias Wolff & David Vann

David Vann makes a welcome return to the festival in the company of one of the greatest of contemporary American writers, Tobias Wolff

Keywords: Arts Festival

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