Ireland is a country rich in culture and heritage. It is also home to the some of the world’s biggest literary greats. James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Bram Stoker and many more. It is no surprise then that the country has a platform for literary in its capital, Dublin ranging from museums, festivals and exhibitions, one of these festivals is the Dublin’s Writer’s Week which is a platform for writers to hold discussions, communal readings, as well as debate some of the best works published. The event is held every year for a week around the month of May.
The History Behind the Festival
The Dublin Writer’s Festival was launched in 1998, inviting the best literary minds to take part in an event where they got to discuss, debate, and share literary concepts. The idea behind this event is to herald the beauty of writing, whether in the form of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrights, and even screenwriters. Its inception has brought together household names in the industry for the purpose of workshopping ideas that can create new and constant literary talent. Dublin then being named the City of Literature in 2010 by UNESCO, has been seen including a wide range of tours to inspire lovers of literature.
What You Can Expect To Find
Dublin holds a series of events within the city, which have seen visitors of the event being invited to a tour of the National Library and the Trinity College Library which houses an exhibition to the 6th Century Book of Kells and the Long Room which holds a 200 000 collection of the library’s oldest books. The James Joyce Museum and Tower, in honour of the Ulysses author, is available to tour, as well as the Gulliver’s Travels classics written by Jonathan Swift, when not picking the minds of literary talent available to you at the event.