Archive for March 5th, 2009

More Book Events

5th March 2009

Today is World Book Day, an annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. There are events and talks going on in libraries all over the country today.

Tomorrow sees the start of the Ennis Book Festival (March 6-8 2009).

The three-day programme of events, in association with Clare County Library includes John Boyne, author of “The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas”; Salley Vickers, best selling British novelist and author of “Miss Garnet’s Angel”; John Breen, author of “Alone It Stands”; Jennifer Johnston, Booker Prize nominated writer; Allan Guthrie, Scottish crime novelist; Mark O’Halloran, award winning writer and actor; journalist and broadcaster Kevin Myers and many more. The festival will be launched on Friday the 6th of March by novelist John Connolly and there will be a GIANT BOOK CLUB meeting to discuss his novel “The Book of Lost Things”.

Writing Horror

5th March 2009

British journalist and writer Kim Newman will be speaking on the subject of Writing Horror for IPSG members, and their friends, in Room 3 on the second floor of Filmbase, in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, on Thursday the 26th of March at 7pm.

Kim Newman is a contributing editor at Empire Magazine, and one of the UK’s best-known critics, especially of horror cinema. He has served on international film juries, and is a regular contributor on British radio and television programmes about the history and tradition of genre work in the media. He has written and edited a number of non-fiction guides to the field, including the BFI ’s Companion to Horror, Nightmare Movies (a new edition is forthcoming), and Millennium Movies: End of the World Cinema. Kim has also written award-winning horror novels, short stories, and plays, and his new science fiction radio play “Cry Babies” will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 9 March 2009.

Kim will explore the tradition of horror in relation to filmmaking, and will discuss the advantages and difficulties of writing successfully within this genre. The format will be a question and answer conversation with Guild webmaster Maura McHugh, and questions will be opened to attendees for the final part of the meeting.

If you wish to attend please RSVP the Guild, and inform us if you are bringing along a friend, at: