Bob Geldof and Marian Keyes in the chair at The UL Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival 2018 in association with Shannon Airport

Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival 2018

The highlight of The UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival 2018 in association with Shannon Airport, will undoubtedly be Bob Geldof’s appearance on May 5th.

BOB GELDOF AND MARIAN KEYES IN THE CHAIR AT THE UL FRANK MCCOURT CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL 2018 IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHANNON AIRPORT

Two years ago, the University of Limerick organized a summer school in Creative Writing in honour of the late Frank McCourt.  Based in New York, the school was a resounding success and quickly sold out.  This year, it comes back home to the University of Limerick campus and will take place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. What began in New York in the summer of 2016 has now been expanded to become a much larger literary festival and will feature a host of International, National and Local Writers and Performers.

Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival 2018

Marian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963 and began writing in 1993. Marian Keyes will be in conversation with Professor O’Connor on May 4th at 7 pm.

 

This year, the UL event welcomes two major names to its line-up. Bob Geldof will be in conversation with the renowned novelist and UL Professor of Creative Writing Joseph O’Connor on May 5 at 7 pm. Marian Keyes will be in conversation with Professor O’Connor on May 4 at 7 pm.  Both of these not to be missed events take place at University Concert Hall, Limerick and are open to the public. 

Marian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963 and began writing in 1993. Her first novel, Watermelon, was published in Ireland in 1995 where it was an immediate success. Twelve novels and four non-fiction books have followed, most recently, The Break. The books deal variously with modern ailments, including addiction, depression, domestic violence, the glass ceiling and serious illness, but always written with compassion, humour, and hope. This is Marian’s first appearance at the University of Limerick and is a must for all book lovers.  Tickets are just 5 Euros from UCH.IE

The highlight of the UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival 2018 in association with Shannon Airport will undoubtedly be Bob Geldof’s appearance on May 5Humanitarian, bestselling memoirist, multiple award-winning songwriter, front-man of The Boomtown Rats, activist, philanthropist, producer/presenter of his recent internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary on Yeats, Bob Geldof will be in conversation with Prof Joseph O’Connor, about music, creativity, activism, prose, and poetry.  Always provocative and always highly entertaining, the conversation with the Band Aid Founder and writer of hits like ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ is not to be missed.  Tickets for this are just 10 Euros from UCH.IE

 

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