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This weekend sees the second running of Kildare Reader's Festival by Kildare Library & Arts Services. Make sure to pass on the details to someone you know if you cannot come along yourself.

Fantastic Line up


Friday 13th May       
Mayor’s Festival Opening reception with music by Ellen Cranitch (Flutes) & Denise Kelly (Harp) Launch of KRF_1 Notebook Exhibition
 18.00-19.30 Riverbank Arts Centre
Join Peter Murphy, John the Revelator, in conversation with Maria Doyle Kennedy
 19.30-21.00 Riverbank Arts Centre €5.00

Saturday 14th May

Walking tour with Mae Leonard
 11.00 - 12.30
 Departing from Riverbank Art Centre
Kevin Barry: City of Bohane and There are little Kingdoms
 11.00 - 12.30
 Riverbank Art Centre €5.00
Stories for the Ear: Reading with Tom Hickey
 12.30 - 13.00
 Riverbank Art Centre Free
Kildare Author Panel: Peter Cunningham, Rose Doyle and James Lawless with Linda Geraghty
 14.00 - 15.00
 Riverbank Art Centre €5.00
Bloody Women! Alex Barclay, Arlene Hunt and Ava McCarthy in conversation with Declan Burke 15.30 - 16.30
 Riverbank Art Centre €5.00
Laura Jane Cassidy - Reading & Book Signing 15.30 - 16.30
 Easons Whitewater SC
Lissa Oliver - Reading & Book Signing 15.30 - 16.30 Farrell's Book Shop Free
The Vanising Ireland Project with Turtle Bunbury, James Fennell and Siobhan Cronin, followed by presentation of Cecil Day Lewis Bursary Award
 17.00 - 18.00
 Riverbank Art Centre €5.00
Slovak Orchestra and tastings from Plate to Plate cookery book 18.30 - 19.30 Riverbank Art Centre Free
Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad Bee Rowlatt in conversation with Yvonne Nolan 19.30 - 20.45 Riverbank Art Centre €5.00
Festival Club: An evening of sean nos song and fiddle tunes with Lorcán Mac Mathúna, singer, and Daire O Breacáin, fiddle and poetry from John McAuliffe and Leanne O Sullivan
 21.30 onwards Johnson's Pub Free

Sunday 15th May       
Dermot Bolger, Peter Sheridan and Carlo Gébler in conversation
 11.00-12.30 Riverbank Arts Centre
Cathy Kelly - Reading and book signing with one of Irelands most popular authors
 11.00-12.30 Newbridge Silver Free

Come along to Kildare Reader's Festival this weekend Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May

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