A weekend of literature in Clifden

THE CLIFDEN Arts Week is currently under way and among the events taking place will be a host of literary events and a Sunday Miscellany broadcast.

Events on today include Allegra Huston, reading from her highly acclaimed Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found at 4.15pm today in the Alcock and Brown Hotel.

Siobhán Mannion, winner of the Hennessy First Fiction prize, will read from her work at the Station House Hotel today at 6pm. She has a story in the latest issue of Stand magazine and a play to be broadcast on RTÉ in December.

There will be poetry and music in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 1pm with poet and storyteller Tony Curtis; poet, teacher, and broadcaster Gabriel Fitzmaurice; and The Dubliners’ fiddler John Sheahan. See them tomorrow at 1pm.

Clifden will mark the centenary of the birth of Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980, with a reading of his work. The event takes place in the Alcock and Brown Hotel on Saturday at 4.15pm. The readers will be poets James Harpur and Gerard Smyth.

On Sunday RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany will host a programme at this year’s festival. The event takes place in the Station House Hotel at 11.30am.

Reading their stories for the programme will be Mary O’Malley, Siobhan Mannion, Denise Blake, and Geraldine Mills. There will also be live music accompanying each contributor’s piece. The event will be introduced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain, Sunday Miscellany producer.



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