If you’re a book lover in Cork, you’re in for a week filled with interesting and intriguing literary events involving well-known authors and poets held in Cork’s many quality bookshops as part of Irish Book Week.
he seven-day literary festival begins across the country on Saturday with events taking place in Cork City, Macroom, Mallow, Fermoy and other venues across the rebel county.
First launched in 2018, Irish Book Week celebrates Irish authors, illustrators, publishers and books of interest, and the many brilliant bookshops across the country that sell them.
The brand ambassadors for this year’s campaign are international bestselling author, Eoin Colfer, renowned illustrator, Chris Judge, well-known writer and podcaster, Sophie White and writer and documentarian, Manchán Magan .
Among the events planned is a talk by environmental expert and broadcaster Éanna Ní Lamhna at Cork City’s popular bookshop, ‘Vibes and Scribes’. She will be at the store on the quays on Thursday October 20 for a reading and signing of her new book, ‘Wild and Wonderful: Around the World with Éanna’.
Waterstones Cork offers a week-long activity program including:
Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m.: A poetry reading with Victoria Kennefick and Molly Twomey
Tuesday 18 October 6.30pm: This year’s closing event Cork: One City, One Book with writer and documentarian, Cónal Creedon
Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm: Cork City Football Club, The Game of My Life launch event
Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. – Biographers Anne Dolan and William Murphy present ‘The Michael Collins Diaries’
Friday 21 October, 6.30pm – A reading by Tipperary-born author, Donal Ryan
Dubray on Patrick Street in Cork also announced details of two in-store events taking place during the week
Saturday October 18, 6.30pm – Children’s author David King will be visiting to launch his new picture book, ‘Sir Adam the Brave and the Moody Monster’.
Saturday, October 22, noon – Best-selling writer and novelist, Alice Taylor, will be signing copies of the new book, ‘The Nana’.
Other books for organizing events include Carrigaline Bookshop, Bantry Bookshop, Bookstation Douglas, Bookstation Blackpool, Bookstór, Coughlan’s Bookshop, Eason Mahon Point, Eason Ballincollig, Eason Cork City, Eason Mallow, Eason Wilton, Eason Douglas, Fermoy Books, Fitz -Gerald Bookshop, Kerr’s Bookshop, Lowercase Bookshop, Midleton Books, Philip’s Bookshop, Skibbereen Bookshop, Veritas Company Cork, Vibes & Scribes Crafts & Art Bookstore Bridge Street and Worm Books.
For details of events and activities taking place at Cork bookstores, keep an eye on Bookselling Ireland’s social media platforms; Facebook: @BooksellingIreland, Twitter: @BooksellingI and Instagram: @BooksellingI.