Belfast Book Festival 2015

The Belfast Book Festival has come around again with a richness far beyond its small title.

A Sneak Peak

at the 2015 Belfast Book Festival line up.

The Belfast Book Festival is back from the 8 – 14 June with more on offer than ever before!   Click here to visit the website.

DERMOT BOLGER
8 June | 13:00 | £5
One of Ireland’s best known writers. His eleven previous novels include The Journey Home, The Family on Paradise Pier, A Second Life and The Fall of Ireland.
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CARPET BURNS: MY LIFE WITH INSPIRAL CARPETS
Mon 8 June | 20:00 | £6/£5
Tom Hingley’s book Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets, is an account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets. The event includes a live acoustic set from Tom.
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THE BELFAST BOOK FESTIVAL POETRY SLAM
Sat 13 June | 21:30 | £4 
Purely Poetry presents:
‘The Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam 2015’.
Open to all poets, we invite you to ‘take the mic’ and enter our annual poetry slam competition. Share your work in front of a live and lively audience, with new readers always welcome.
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LITERARY LUNCHTIMES: SARA BAUME
Wed 10 June | 13:00 | £5
Spill Simmer Falter Wither is Sara Baume`s debut novel.  This quietly powerful story is told through the eyes of a man speaking to his only companion, a rescue dog he calls One-Eye.
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KARIM MISKE: ARAB JAZZ
Tues 9 June | 20:30 | £6/£4 
With Malachi O’Doherty
In Arab Jazz, his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a sharp eye for character and an evocative sense of place, moving seamlessly between the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of New York to reveal the truth behind a horrifying crime.
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TOM HARTLEY: RESEARCHING PAST LIVES, WRITTEN IN STONE
Tues 9 Jun | 18:15 | £6/£4
Local historian Tom Hartley will take you on a journey through the graveyards of Milltown and Belfast City cemeteries and talk about his research into the lives of those buried there: priests and nuns, architects and footballers, businessmen and poets, hurlers and harp makers, British Army soldiers and IRA volunteers.
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OGGY BOYTCHEV
8 June | 18:15 | £6/£4 | 16+ yrs
Oggy Boytchev, the author of ‘Simpson & I’ has spent his career working as a journalist in the most dangerous places on earth. Oggy will be illustrating his talk with two short films.
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LITERARY LUNCHTIMES: VOICES FROM SCOTLAND
Tues 9 June | 13:00 | £5
The showcase will feature Margaret Montgomery, (“Beauty Tips for Girls”), Kate Tough, (“Head for the Edge, Keep Walking”) and Nicola White, (“In the Rosary Garden”).
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BRIAN PATTEN: THE ACCESSIBLE MUSE
Wed 10 June | 20:30 | £10/£8
One of the UK’s most distinctive and popular poets, Brian Patten has been delivering scrupulously crafted, heartbreakingly honest, funny and uplifting poems for nearly five decades. A master of performance – genuine and generous – his readings are always memorable.
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LITERARY LUNCHTIMES: KELLY CREIGHTON
Thurs 11 June | Ticketed FREE event | 13:00
In conversation with Jan Carson
Belfast Book Festival presents Kelly Creighton in conversation and reading from her debut novel ‘The Bones of It’.
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HELEN LEDERER: LOSING IT
Sat 13 June | 19:00 | £8/£6 
Helen Lederer, best known for her role as dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous has published her debut comedy novel: Losing It. Her unique wit and observational humour means that as well as writing and performing her own material, Helen has starred in many top TV comedy and radio shows.
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LAURENCE DONAGHY: BUILDING BETTER TOYBOXES
Wed 10 Jun | 18:15 | £6/£4
There is a huge and passionate fanfic community out there. In “Building Better Toyboxes” Laurence will talk about his take on fanfic, explore why it has a place in the wider writing world as a springboard for those too intimidated to construct their own worlds, and talk about his own journey from fanfic dabbler to published author.
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More events will be announced shortly
 
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