Anne Enright to headline Bray Literary Festival

Following the success of last year’s festival, Bray Literary Festival 2018 is set to feature thirty-six leading writers in more than a dozen events, with a selection of workshops for those who wish to hone their writing skills.

The festival will be launched at a free event on Friday, September 21st, in Bray Town Hall, when the winners of the festival’s Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions will read their works as part of a fun evening also featuring local harpist, Rachel Duffy, Limerick sean- chaí John Carew, and a selection of readers from the Glencree Fighting Words programme.

The Festival proper kicks off in the Mermaid Arts Centre on the following Friday, Sept 28th, with an appearance by former Bray resident and Man Booker winner Anne Enright in an intriguing night of readings and discussions on what’s hot in Irish writing, also featuring award-winning authors Paul Lynch and Danielle McLaughlin and leading publishers Alan Hayes and Declan Meade. Other writers of note over the weekend include Mary O’Donnell, Jack Harte and Catherine Dunne, two literary salons, and a panel of leading crime writers.

For a full listing of this year’s festival, see

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