Wednesday, 3 July 2013

This Never Was My Town

This Never Was My Town is a series of expat-themed, cross-European prose and poetry readings for the 10 Days in Dublin festival, presented by Marcel Krueger in collaboration with the Irish Writers' Centre and Storymap Dublin.

Marcel has invited a group of expat writers living in Dublin and other cities in Europe to read from their work and reflect on placelore, identity, and if it's really possible to make a place "yours". Each reading will feature a curated story from Storymap Dublin with added commentary by story/film makers Tom and Andy, and readings from writers both at the Irish Writers' Centre on Parnell Square and patched in via Skype from around Europe.

Featured authors include Kit Fryatt (Aberdeen), Marcel Krueger (Dublin/Berlin), Christodoulos Makris (Dublin/Nicosia), Anna Byrne (Cork/Berlin), Nuala Ní Chonchúir (Galway/Dublin), Stu Anderson (Edinburgh) and Au Ngog Dunc (Dublin).

The dates of the readings are 5, 6, 11 and 12 July, and they start at 5pm (Ireland/UK time). Admission costs €4/€2. The detailed schedule is available on the event's Facebook page. If you're interested in my own appearances I'll be doing two: one on Friday 5th (presenting work loosely focusing on Dublin) and one on Thursday 11th (focusing on Nicosia).

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