- 06 Apr 20
It will be broadcast online, entirely free of charge, between Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 April.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature announced today that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, it would be bringing the festival to everyone's sitting rooms. The festival was founded in 1985 and is one of Europe's oldest and most recognised festivals of literature
Speaking about the festival, Director, Sasha de Buyl, said: ‘Books are, to quote Stephen King, a uniquely portable magic and we’re lucky in this time of shutdown that the ideas, voices and conversations that make our festival special can still be brought to our audiences. We have looked at how we can reshape a selection of our events into a digital format, spanning podcasts, video events and social media activity, so that audiences, no matter their preference, can engage with us.’
Some of the events include: Eimear McBride in conversation with Edel Coffey, Sara Baume in conversation with Sinead Gleeson, and Jan Carson and Kevin Barry in conversation with Peggy Hughes.
Find out more on their website.