Well done to those inspired people who secured City of World Heritage literature status for Dublin from Unesco. They're constantly coming up with new ideas and they're having a series of literary events this autumn called "Great Writing -- Great Places" as part of their goal to encourage reading and promote Irish writers.
The idea is to bring writers into unusual and unexpected places -- but places that are connected with their writing. So tomorrow evening on board the Jeanie Johnston ship, Martina Devlin, Marita Conlon-McKenna and Kate Kerrigan tell their tales of emigration and loss.
Other locations are the Deanery of St Patrick's Cathedral (stories of courage and determination) with Brian Keenan, John Lonergan and Dave Kenny; Whitefriar Street Church (romance stories in the resting place of St Valentine); crime stories in The Four Courts; food writing in Fallon & Byrne, writings of the "residents" of Glasnevin Cemetery in its new museum; the crypt in Christ Church for children; and the Lost Society in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre -- the sex and shopping genre.
Admission free. Booking essential (numbers limited).
Tel: 01 674 4862/674 4873 Email: cityofliterature@ dublincity.ie.
For details on other events in the Great Writing -- Great Places series go to www.dublincity ofliterature.ie