An early headsup for both the established fans of the lovely event that is the annual Franco-Irish Literary Festival, and for those who might consider attending for the first time. 13 years old this year, the festival will, as usual, take place in the Dublin Castle from Friday 20 April to Sunday 22 April. The programme can be found here. All events are open to the public and the admission to everything is free.
Do please note that even if you don't speak a word of French - you can still attend, as the events are simultaneously interpreted, which also means you can bring over that elderly French relative or family friend who does not have English. The heavyweight list of writers attending includes the Nobelist Seamus Heaney.
Delightfully, the theme this year is 'Pleasure - Plaisir'.
I am also very amused to note that a large bookcrossing event of 100 'released' books in French and English is taking place during the festival, so keep an eye out!