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LWE's trip to Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2019

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Join London Writers’ Eclective on our Magical Literary Tour to Cúírt International Festival of Literature.

This will be our fourth year visiting Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature (8-14 April 2019). Line-up includes: Jeanette Winterson, best known as the author of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, and Joshua Cohen, listed as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2017. Other writers coming to the festival include the American poet and two time Pushcart prize recipient, Patricia Smith; legendary Irish travel writer and author of the classic, Full Tilt, Dervla Murphy; Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy; and Galway native, Prof Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, who is the current Special Rapporteur to the United Nations on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism. Full line-up will be announched in March.

Those travelling from London will be invited to participate in London Writers’ Eclective Presents… at a festival venue on Saturday 13 April.

Link to website and full festival programme: http://www.cuirt.ie/

There is no charge to participate but please register at this link so we can plan events and keep writers informed of special offers etc. As is:

LWE writers can avail of 15% discount on all tickets (discount code will be emailed when you register).

There will be a reception for LWE writers on Saturday 13 April.

LWE writers will be invited to perform at LWE Presents... on Saturday 13 April

LWE writers will be offered discounted writing workshops/private readings.

As always in Galway, there will be numerous free events, distractions and shenanigans.


Travel

Flights are cheap, with most planning to arrive on Thurs morning (11 April) and depart on Monday (15 April). It is a busy weekend so all should book flights asap. London to either Shannon or Dublin. Ryanair are normally the most reasonable but worth checking with Aer Lingus and City Jet as well.

Dublin is a 3hr bus journey (some services are 2.5hrs). Shannon under 2 hrs (aside from occasional express services, which are 1 hr).

Dublin Airport to Galway: www.citylink.ie www.gobus.ie (buses every 30 mins)

Shannon Airport to Galway: www.buseireann.ie (buses every hour)

Accommodation

Accommodation to suit all budgets in Galway. Anywhere around the city is good as all events are within walking distance to one another. City centre is about the size of Covent Garden.

Quite a few used airbnb.com last year but there are numerous options online so worth shopping around. Stay within a mile of the city centre to avoid the need for taxis/public transport. Salthill is a good option for any who enjoy seaside walks.

Email: londonwriterseclective@gmail.com with any queries.

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