Programme & Tickets

We're pleased to announce our programme. Buy tickets here online, from the booking office on 089 436 9868, or from the The Book MARKet Café in Kells (tel 085 889 6352) or Antonia's Bookstore in Trim (tel 046 943 7532). You can view a copy of the printed programme here.

Sawmills Workshop

One Strong Arm – David Darcy

Event  50 
Venue: Sawmills Arts Centre
The art of letterpress printing – a workshop for 10+ years. Contemporary typography using traditional methods.
10+ years
Price €0.00
 
 

Anna Carey

Event  Y13 
Venue: Iona Hall – Bord Na Móna Stage
How far are you willing to go for your beliefs? That’s the question Dublin teenager Mollie Carberry has to ask herself in 1912 when she gets involved in the women’s suffrage movement. Mollie is the heroine of Anna Carey’s novels The Making of Mollie and Mollie on the March. Anna will talk about why she wanted to write about Irish teenage suffragettes, what real-life stories inspired her, the influence of small noisy dogs on her work and much more! Anna Carey is an author and journalist from Dublin whose first book The Real Rebecca won the Senior Children’s Book of the Year prize at the 2011 Irish Book Awards. The Making of Mollie was shortlisted for the same prize in 2016.
10+ years
Price €5.00
 
 
Anna Carey

Jonathan Creasy

The Music of Bob Dylan

Event  51 
Venue: Ushers Auction Rooms
Jonathan returns to Litcrawl to give ‘The Zim’ the same treatment as Woody Guthrie got last year. Music straight out of the Great American Songbook.
Price €0.00
 
 
Jonathan Creasy

Minute after Midday

By Ross Dungan

Event  52 
Venue: McEntee's Funeral Parlour
(Drama) Three people are caught up in the 1998 Omagh bombing and its aftermath. With Heather Hamill, Peter Farrelly and Bronagh Donaghey. A Kells Litcrawl production
Price €0.00
 
 

John McKenna

Event  53 
Venue: Kells Library (Maudlin Street)
The award-winning (Hennessy Literary Award, Irish Times Fiction Award) novelist, short story writer, actor and poet reads from his work.
Price €0.00
 
 
John McKenna

Songs and Stories from the Road

Event  54 
Venue: Sawmills Studio - Meath County Council Stage
Join Jan Carson, Irish Writers Centre Roaming Writer in Residence, for a host of tiny train stories garnered from her recent adventures riding the trains of Ireland. Jan is accompanied by singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy, showcasing songs written during her recent travels in America.
Price €0.00
 
 

KIDCRAWL Harry Potter Clipboard Quiz

Event  55 
Venue: Iona Hall – Bord Na Móna Stage
There are rounds for those only slightly acquainted with J.K. Rowling’s characters, and rounds for the experts – so something for everyone of any age who has ever picked up a Harry Potter book. Bring a clipboard – it’s not a table quiz!
Price €0.00
 
 

The Irascible Mr Dooley

Event  56 
Venue: O'Rorkes
Dr Glen Gendzel will introduce the great Irish American fin de siècle humourist Finley Peter Dunne, who wrote in the voice of ‘Mr Dooley’, a fictional Chicago barman from Roscommon. Dooley dispensed opinions on everything from politics and foreign policy to philanthropy and pianos in the parlour. Myles Dungan will bring Mr Dooley to life with dramatic readings that may or may not do justice to the original!
Price €0.00
 
 
The Irascible Mr Dooley

Ireland and the USA in the 20th Century

Transcultural Feminism: Irish Women at Judy

Event  57 
Venue: Ushers Auction Rooms
Beth Newman Maguire will highlight the importance that the Kells Croizer, the Book of Kells, Muiredach Cross and Newgrange played in the inspiration for the design of the place settings and the runners at the dinner party.
Price €0.00
 
 

Dark Green

Event  58 
Venue: McEntee's Funeral Parlour
Meath woman Fiona Sherlock gives a reading from her first novel Dark Green. Set in Kells during the 1970s, the romantic thriller charts journalist Sarah McCarthy as she uncovers family secrets and links to both sides of the Troubles. The 29-year-old Navan native has received a number of accolades for her writing. When not writing fiction, she writes murder mystery scripts on Etsy.
Price €0.00
 
 
Dark Green

Arts Club: Exploring Brontë – 200 Years

Event  59 
Venue: Kells Library (Maudlin Street)
Kells Arts Club invites you to meet the Brontë family in poetry, story, film and music. Refreshments will be served.
Price €0.00
 
 

Chris Murphy

A History of Kells

Event  60 
Venue: Sawmills Studio - Meath County Council Stage
Local historian Chris Murphy on his ‘work in progress’, a complete and much-anticipated history of Kells from the earliest times to the 20th century. It’s one hell of a tale.
Price €0.00
 
 

Nerys Williams

Work in Progress

Event  61 
Venue: O'Rorkes
Award-winning poet (Sound Archive, Cabaret) and obsessive ‘muso’ Nerys Williams reads extracts from her forthcoming memoir of life in Wales in the 1980s and 90s. There will be lots of post-punk, goths, a bit of grunge and some midwifery.
Price €0.00
 
 
Nerys Williams

The Periodic Table of Poems

Event  62 
Venue: Ushers Auction Rooms
…is a delightful collection of 93 short poems about many of the chemical elements that make up our Universe. Peter Davern will be giving a public talk about his book and will also include some simple chemical demonstrations. Peter is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick.
Price €0.00
 
 

Short Story Competition Winner – Reading

Event  63 
Venue: Kells Library (Maudlin Street)
During the month of May Hinterland received submissions from short story writers. Selected by members of Kells Arts Club, the winner will give a reading from their winning entry.
Price €0.00
 
 

Myles Dungan

The White House

Event  64 
Venue: O'Rorkes
The sea is invading President Tyrone Trout’s luxury Co. Meath golf course. He wants to build a wall and he wants the Irish to pay for it. A cast of thousands read extracts from a ‘work in progress’.
Price €0.00
 
 
Myles Dungan

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