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4 events for... bookworms at the Mountains To Sea festival

Book lovers of the world, unite.

BOOK-LOVERS WILL be in their element next week as the annual Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is set to return for its 11th year. 

Kicking off on March 28, there are more than 50 events organised to take place over the four days of the festival, including talks, workshops and readings. 

To get you started, here are four events that are worth adding to your festival diary.

1. A conversation with Sebastian Barry 

When: March 29

Where: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

In this event hosted by Evelyn O’Rourke, Laureate for Irish fiction Sebastian Barry will explore the use of nature and the natural world in his writing. He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, while his most recent novel, Days Without End, won the Costa Book of the Year Award in 2016. 

Find out more information here.

2. The Importance of Being Aisling

When: March 30

Where: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

Bestselling authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen will discuss the ‘notions’ we all have on stage alongside Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard during this event, with Roisin Ingle in the hotseat. 

Find out more information here. 

3. Essays: Rediscovered

When: March 31

Where: dlr Lexicon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park

Following the success of In the Dark Room and Notes to Self, their respective authors Brian Dillon and Emilie Pine will discuss the renewed public interest in the essay alongside Professor Margaret Kelleher.

Find out more information here.

4. The Wonder

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When: March 31

Where: dlr Lexicon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park

Bestselling author of Room, Emma Donoghue will treat attendees to a reading from her best-selling novel, The Wonder. 

Find out more information here.

See the full festival programme here. 

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