Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas.
Spoken word strand of Carlow Arts Festival
Now in its fifth year, The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas, will bring together fiction writers, historians, journalists, broadcasters, photographers, war correspondents and musicians for a riveting weekend of dialogues and discussion over the weekend of June 10th – 12th. Over 70 speakers will descend on the idyllic agricultural village of Borris, County Carlow, for a three-day gathering designed to inspire positive change.
From grim tales of international warzones to 70s punk-scene anarchy, from Jack the Ripper (via Withnail & I) to a South London rapper’s first novel – yet firmly rooted in the literary world of Pulitzer and Booker royalty – this festival is dense with opportunity, and shot through with cultural curiosities. The festival has become known for its casual, languid atmosphere, and for its extraordinary line-up of speakers. It takes place in the breath-taking grounds of Borris House and spills out into the village around it.
Tickets starting at €12 and are on sale via www.festivalofwritingandideas.com
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Kate Tempest – Michael Chabon – Martin Amis – Chrissie Hynde
Joseph O’Neill – Dominic West – Kate Summerscale – Bruce Robinson – John Banville
– Don McCullin – Mariella Frostrup – Viv Albertine – Loyd Grossman
– William Dalrymple – Kamila Shamsie
Sara Baume – Rory Stewart – Hyeonseo Lee – Kevin Barry
Deborah Levy – Stephen Frears – Simon Callow – Anjan Sundaram
Fintan O’Toole – Lia Mills – Ayelet Waldman – Harry Parker
Claire Kilroy – Luke Harding – Janine Di Giovanni – Iain Overton
Jason McCue – Danielle McLaughlin – Andy Middleton – Sinéad Gleeson
Sulaiman Addonia – Lisa Dwan – Lemn Sissay – Thomas Morris
Rob Penn – Georgina Harding – Lucy Caldwell – Gavin Corbett – Giles Duley
Martin Hayes – David Power – Conor O’Clery – Olivia O’Leary
Vincent Woods – Sophie Gorman – Rob Doyle – Lisa McInerney
Cait O’Riordan – Claire-Louise Bennett – Bryan Burroughs & more