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UL Creative Writing Festival 2022 takes place May 20 – 22

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UL Creative Writing Festival 2022 is returning from May 20 – 22, featuring a brilliant line-up of international award-winning writers including Roddy Doyle, Kit deWaal and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.

The festival will see the launch of the 2022 edition of UL’s literary journal, The Ogham Stone

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

Readers and book lovers will be delighted to hear that the UL Creative Writing Festival 2022 is returning from May 20 – 22.

The festival which is an early summer highlight for readers, will feature a brilliant line-up of international award-winning writers including Roddy Doyle, Kit deWaal and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.

These acclaimed creative writers will share tips and insights about their journeys and careers as authors.

Festival-goers will be delighted to hear that readings from Roddy Doyle and Kit deWaal will take place, followed by a book signing.

Kevin Barry, author of ‘That Old Country Music’ and the first writer to win an Edge Hill Prize twice, will also make an appearance.

The UL Creative Writing Festival 2022 will also include poetry readings from Emily Cullen, Rachael Hegarty, Jane Clarke and many more.

In addition, the event will see the launch of the 2022 edition of UL’s literary journal, The Ogham Stone, along with readings from UL’s ‘Creative Writers in the Community’ module, led by Professor Eoin Devereux.

A special reading from Mungret Community College and CBS Sexton Street students will showcase the works they have created under the guidance of UL’s MA in Creative Writing students as part of the Creative Writers in the Community module.

The Department of Special Collections and Archives at the Glucksman Library is proud to offer a tour of its literary treasures to those in attendance at the festival.

The department collects and preserves special collections of rare books and Irish literary papers. It is an excellent opportunity for book lovers to view such a special archive which includes books from Kate O’Brien, Maurice Walsh and many more.

These tours can be booked by emailing [email protected] and will allow those interested to view some fine bindings in the collection, as well as very rare first editions.

All events will take place in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and weekend tickets will cost €35 / Concessions €20 and will include access to all events.

This is an unmissable event giving avid readers a chance to meet some of their favourite authors.

To book tickets or see the full lineup of events, go HERE 

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