Ennis Book Club Festival
The Ennis Book Club Festival aims to promote and celebrate reading. Each year, readers, both from Ireland and further afield, come to Ennis to share the joy of reading. Audiences include avid readers, those who haven’t had the time to pick up a book in some years, those with a keen interest in current affairs and those who are simply looking to be inspired. Since its inception in 2007, the festival has attracted a host of national and international writers and speakers, including John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Blake Morrison, Edna O'Brien, Joseph O’Connor and Martin Sixsmith. Newer writers such as Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, Donal Ryan, Lisa McInerney and Henrietta McKervey have also proved very popular. The contribution of local writers and artists has also been a strong feature of the festival each year.
Not only does the festival include author readings and discussions, however; it has offered a diversity of events each year, including debates on topical affairs, workshops, poetry readings, theatre, music, bookclub quizzes and walking tours through the historic streets of Ennis. Festival audience numbers have grown year on year, with many events becoming annual 'firm favourites'. The loyal audiences keep on returning, bringing with them warmth, friendship and good reading fun.
For more information and upcoming events check out Ennis Book Club