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DATES FOR NEXT FESTIVAL

4- 6 March 2016

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AUTHORS, SPEAKERS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING THE 2015 FESTIVAL SUCH A SUCCESS AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO CAME IN SUCH NUMBERS.

We had readings, lectures, discussion, debate, drama, art, and music. Authors and speakers who took part included Donal O’Kelly with his show ‘Catalpa’, Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingle with ‘The Daughterhood’, Paul Carson, Evelyn O’Rourke, Katie Hannon, Niall Williams, Mary Costello, Michael Clifford, Gary Murphy, Liz O’Donnell, Fiona O’Malley, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Joseph O’Connor, John Grenham, Sara Baume, Colin Barrett, Billy O'Callaghan, Ying-Tai Chang, Michael Smith, Denis Sampson, Frank Golden, Val McDermid, Peter Fallon, Michael Coady, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Seán Rocks, Clare Voices, Clare Youth Theatre, Seán Spellissy,  Jane O'Brien

Check out the Gallery for 2015 festival photos!

Readers' Festival

The Ennis Book Club Festival is a wonderful social and literary gathering bringing together book club members and readers from all over Ireland and beyond. The festival includes author readings, discussions, workshops and walking tours through the narrow streets and lanes of Ennis. We offer sessions on running book clubs, advice on reading lists, poetry, events as Gaeilge, and an opportunity to compare notes and meet with other readers.

Over the years the festival has attracted wonderful authors and speakers including Edna O'Brien, Nuala O'Faolain, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, John Boyne,  Lionel Shriver, Joseph O'Connor, Paul Durcan, Peter Sheridan, Kevin Barry, Anne Enright and Patrick McCabe to name but a few. 

Dates for next festival are 4 – 6 March 2016. Come and combine your love of reading with a great weekend away!

 

10 Books you Should Read 

On Saturday morning Joseph O'Connor and Evelyn O'Rourke revealed their top ten favourite booksFor the list of 10 Books you Should Read click here

 

To view the 2015 Programme click here.

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