Ones to Watch.
It sounds a bit ominous, doesn’t it?
And yet I am One to Watch, apparently.
The inaugural Bray Literary Festival kicks off this weekend.
It should be an eventful few days – there are workshops, readings, and music performances, and a heap of amazing Irish literary talent.
And I mean a heap!
Nuala O’Connor. Sam Blake. Stephanie Conn. Alan McMonagle. Martin Malone. Mary O’Donnell. Cat Hogan. Liz Quirke. Lisa McManus, to name but a few.
I’ll be reading on Sunday afternoon at the Harbour Bar along with other literary upstarts Doreen Duffy and Adam Trodd.
The Bray Literary Festival is being launched on Friday night in the Town Hall with duelling poets Breda Wall Ryan and Kate Dempsey.
Big thanks to two great writers, Tanya Farrelly and David Butler, for organising the festival.