BRAY 2019 PDF Festival Programme

We are currently accepting applications from authors/poets who would like to read at our next festival taking place Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September 2018. Applications will be accepted from May 1st – 31st. Applications sent outside this period will not be considered.

The 2018 programme will be uploaded here by the end of June.

Friday 22nd September (Culture night)
7.30-9.30    Town Hall

Prize-giving and readings from our competition winners! 

Duelling Poets: Breda Wall Ryan & Kate Dempsey accompanied by harpist: Rachel Duffy.

Fighting Words Readers TBC

Saturday 23rd September
10.30- 11.15    1 Martello Terrace

FREE talk at the Joyce House with David Butler

11.30-12.30     Martello

Poetry and Landscape with Nessa O’ Mahony, Geraldine Mitchell & Jane Clarke

12.45-1.45       Martello

Children’s Event (Reading/Performance) with Alan Nolan

2.00-3.30         Town Hall

Lit Fix: Alan McMonagle & Nuala O’ Connor in conversation with Catherine Dunne

4.00-5.00         Harbour Bar

Poetry- Ones to Watch: Eamon McGuinness, Annemarie ní Churreáin & Paul Bregazzi

4.00-5.00         Martello

Words Ireland: Professional Development for Writers: Preparing for Your Launch

5.15-6.15         Harbour Bar

Short Stories Writers: Tanya Farrelly, Martin Malone & Orfhlaith Foyle

7.30-8.30         Town Hall

Writing Across the Genre: David Butler, Mary O’ Donnell, John MacKenna & Kelly Creighton

8.00-10.00       Royal Hotel

Readings from local Writers’ Groups: Abraxis and Little Bray

Launch of Bray Arts Journal, followed by Giant Open Mic with BeRn!

Sunday 24th September
11.00-12.00    Finnbees Kitchen

Poetry Cafe : Anne Tannam, Noel Duffy & Stephanie Conn

12.30-1.30    Harbour Bar

80:20: Educating for a Better World – Talk on human rights & development with Tony Daly

2.00-3.30     Town Hall

Lady Killers: Arlene Hunt, Louise Phillips & Sam Blake

4.00-5.00    Harbour Bar

Prose: Ones to Watch! Niall McArdle, Doreen Duffy & Adam Trodd

5.15-6.30    Harbour Bar

Songwriters Round with musicians: BeRn, Keith Burke, Mark Flynn & Rachael McCormick – hosted by BeRn.

7.30-8.30    Town Hall

Voices from the Edge: Liz Quirke, Lisa Harding, Arnold Thomas Fanning & Liz McManus