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Leading lights of book world to celebrate City of Literature

Published 06/03/2011 | 05:00

There was some good news last year. Dublin was finally and deservedly granted UNESCO City of Literature status -- a permanent designation which honours the city and its writers.

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To celebrate this wonderful accolade, DublinSwell, an evening of imagination and inspiration, will pay tribute to our literary city.

On Friday, March 18, book lovers of all ages will make their way to the stunning Convention Centre at Spencer Dock for an evening of words and wonder.

They're travelling from as far afield as Tokyo and Guam for a journey through Dublin's literary past and present.

As part of the St Patrick's Festival, some of Dublin's best loved names from the worlds of literature, music, film and theatre are coming together for what promises to be an unforgettable night -- among them Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney as well as Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, Damien Dempsey, Roddy Doyle, Paul Durcan, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, Declan Hughes, Cathy Kelly, Claire Kilroy, Paula Meehan, Eamon Morrissey, Joseph O'Connor, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Gerry Stembridge and many others.

The starry night will also include contributions from the Abbey Theatre and Maeve Binchy. The MC for the evening will be Mike Murphy.

To book visit www.tickets. ie/DublinSwell or call 0818 33 32 31. Tickets are also available from Dublin Tourism offices on O'Connell Street and Suffolk Street. Tickets: €18, €21, €25, including booking fee.

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