The Howth Midsummer Literary Festival

Welcome to the Howth Midsummer Literary Arts Festival which will be held in the historic Lutyens Library in Howth Castle 5-7 June 2015. This event is new to the festival calendar and aims to offer a unique cultural experience in the beautiful grounds of Howth Castle and its environs. The programme will offer three distinctive strands; Literary, Cultural Heritage and Children’s Literature. “Howth, with its many literary connections and connotations, is an ideal site for a book festival, and I warmly welcome this summer’s inaugural event.” John Banville – ¬†Booker Prize Winner 2005

The literary programme boasts a stunning selection of the very best in Irish and International contemporary writing. It comprises of five “in conversation” events headlined by Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Ford and Michael Cunningham and Booker Prize winners John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle.

The festival will also pay homage to Sir Edwin Lutyens and his contribution to Howth and its environs with a series of talks by Jane Ridley (Biographer), Martin Lutyens (Grandson and Lutyens Trust), Dr Edward McParland (TCD)and Matthew Jebb (Lambay Trust). Other historical characters associated with Howth, Granuaile and James Joyce will also be discussed.

Burrow National School will host the children’s literature strand which includes workshops with the Fighting Words Foundation, Children’s Books Ireland and storytelling with Niall De Burca. Dr Anne Markey of TCD will also introduce an adult centred discussion on Children’s Literature.

Tickets will be available from our website:
www.howthliteraryfestival.com.
Email : howthmidsummerliteraryartsfestival@gmail.com.