The Irish Writers’ Centre presents The Peregrine Readings, a national tour of prose readings by some of Ireland’s leading writers and poets in both Gaelic and English. It will start on the 26th of April with readings in Irish language. John Connolly, Alex Barclay and Kevin Barry will launch the English-language segment on the 3rd of May. Full details can be found at the Irish Writers’ Centre. Here is the official press release:
Crime writer John Connolly among this year’s Peregrine highlights
Sponsored by the Arts Council under the Touring and Dissemination Scheme
The Irish Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the second series of Peregrine Readings. Writers such as John Connolly, Dermot Bolger, Jennifer Johnston, Alex Barclay, and Kevin Barry will spook, enthral, entertain and inspire audiences in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Longford, Roscommon, and Sligo.
The Peregrine Readings will run every Tuesday over six weeks from the 26th of April until the 2nd of June. The participating writers will read in the Irish Writers’ Centre and then take the readings on a nationwide tour.
The Peregrine Reading Series is part of a continual quest to promote prose literature and to develop an audience for prose readings both in Dublin and around the country. The Irish Writers’ Centre is also dedicated to providing a regular platform for Irish writers to maintain a continuous rapport with their readers through talks, readings and launches.
Other writers touring the Peregrine Readings include Jennifer Johnston, John MacKenna, Dermot Bolger, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Kevin Power, Eugene McCabe, Emer Martin, John Maher, Molly McCluskey, Leo Cullen, Anne Haverty, Pól Ó Muirí, Colette NicAodha, Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé and Mícheál Ó Laoghaire.
About the Peregrine Readings:
The Peregrine Readings is a touring prose reading series, started in 2010 as part of the Touring and Dissemination Scheme funded by the Arts Council. The Irish Writers’ Centre often gets requests from people to put on some of our great events around the country. The Peregrine Readings does just that. The Peregrine by its definition is a wanderer or a traveler, we have taken writers back to the oral tradition to share their words aloud, and like writers in the oral tradition, they will travel from town to town sharing their stories.
For details of venues and download the brochure please visit the Irish Writers’ Centre website:
The Irish Writers’ Centre is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary Irish literature. It also provides a regular platform for Irish writers to maintain a continuous rapport with their readers through talks, readings and launches.