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Dublin Book Festival at Blue Metropolis

Dublin Book Festival in association with Culture Ireland is delighted to announce three Irish Literary events at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal, Canada which will be screened on April 29th. The three free events will feature as part of the “Other Encounters” section of the festival and promise to bring a blend of traditional and contemporary Irish culture to Blue Metropolis. 

In an interview filmed in the beautiful surroundings of Kevin Street Library, presenter Breda Brown will sit down with multi-award-winning author and director Neil Jordan to discuss his new book The Balled of Lord John Edward and Citizen Small and Nuala O’Connor, author of Nora will be talking about her novel. There will also be musical interludes from the enchanting duo of Clare Sands and Susan O’Neill.

Dublin Book Festival will also introduce Montreal to some of Ireland’s most exciting emerging writers with an immersive podcast hosted by arts manager, writer, and performer, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan. The podcast will explore the work being produced in and about the country by its contemporary writers with Chandrika being joined by poet Dagogo Hart, and debut authors John Patrick McHugh and Megan Nolan.

For the kids, award-winning Irish children’s author Erika McGann and best-selling children’s author and illustrator Gerry Daly will present a fun-filled interactive story and art event based around their book, ’Where Are You, Puffling?’. 

All events will be available online and full details are available here: 

You can view the full Blue Metropolis programme here: 

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Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing, and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding. The Foundation produces an Annual Literary Festival of international calibre and offers a wide range of educational and social programs year-round, both in classrooms and online. These programs use reading and writing as therapeutic tools, encourage academic perseverance, and fight against poverty and social isolation.

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