This coming weekend I'll be part of the Irish Writers' Centre's Read for the World event, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Centre - and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for 'Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books'. The current holder of this title is the Berlin International Literature Festival, with 75 authors.
For this marathon public reading lasting 28 hours, 111 authors have been scheduled to read in strict 15 minute slots from 10am on Friday 15 June all the way to 2pm on Saturday 16 June (Bloomsday). Audiences will be welcome at the Centre throughout, while the event will also be live-streamed on its website.
I'm scheduled to read from Spitting Out the Mother Tongue on Saturday 16th at 1.15am (British/Irish time).