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Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land

Sat 30 Mar, 2pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

New To The Parish is an inspiring chronological timeline of personal stories of migration, taking us on a journey across the globe – from Cameroon to Myanmar, Poland to New York, Nigeria to Venezuela, Iraq to Syria – and back home again.

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Writing Lives

Writing Lives

Sat 30 Mar, 2pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon Lab, Level 3

In this session meet author Mary O’Donnell in conversation with Nessa O’Mahony about Giving Shape to the Moment, edited By Maria Elena Jaime de Pablos.

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On the Road

On the Road

Sat 30 Mar, 3pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

Dervla Murphy is one of the world’s first women solo adventurers; she continues to travel the globe and remains passionate about politics, conservation, bicycling, and human rights.

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Talking with Strangers

Talking with Strangers

Sat 30 Mar, 4.30pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio

In this special event celebrating the diversity of voices, Rachael explores representations of ‘otherness’ in poetry and in this event will, with her fellow poets, ask if poetry can highlight differences, and allow for a better understanding of the ‘strangers’ with whom we share this island.

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This Is Not A Border

This Is Not A Border

Sat 30 Mar, 5.30pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

Two of the most important voices in reportage and literature, French correspondent with The Irish Times Lara Marlowe, and novelist, critic and political activist Ahdaf Soueif come together for this special event to explore their respective worlds.

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Aeneid Book VI

Aeneid Book VI

Sat 30 Mar, 8.30pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

Seamus Heaney’s last great project was his translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI, which tells the haunting story of Aeneas’ descent into the Underworld to look for his father.

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Pilgrims of the Soul

Pilgrims of the Soul

Sun 31 Mar, 11am

Venue: dlr LexIcon Lab, Level 3

In Dear Pilgrims, John F. Deane, founder of Poetry Ireland, Poetry Ireland Review and Dedalus Press, uncovers a map of spiritual tracks and pathways, both external and internal.

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Essays: Rediscovered

Essays: Rediscovered

Sun 31 Mar, 12pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

The successes of writer and critic Brian Dillon’s award-winning and newly reissued In the Dark Room together with Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self mark a renewed public interest in the essay.

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One on One with Sarah Davis-Goff of Tramp Press

One on One with Sarah Davis-Goff of Tramp Press

Sun 31 Mar, 1pm - 4pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon Level 5, Meeting Room 3

Sarah Davis-Goff of Tramp Press invites you to chat to her about whatever books-related topic you’d like. Book a 20 minute slot to come and say hi, ask about the sector, how the slush pile works, for advice on submissions - or any other book-related topic you’d like!

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Normal People

Normal People

Sun 31 Mar, 2pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

Sally Rooney in conversation about her Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel Normal People, an exquisite love story about how one person can change another person’s life and how difficult it can be to talk about how we feel.

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On the Border

On the Border

Sun 31 Mar, 4pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

The border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland has been a topic of dispute for over a century, first in Dublin, Belfast and Westminster and now, post Brexit referendum, in Brussels.