M2S book festival

Mountains to Sea (M2S) – the dlr book festival


This year’s M2S packed programme includes a range of events that will cover everyone’s interest, and which will take place in the Pavilion Theatre, the dlr LexIcon and County Hall, in Dún Laoghaire, and the dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum.

You can watch a video overview of M2S here.

Booking for M2S is now open here.

Wednesday 22nd March

10am: Ghosts, Genies and Goblins and how to catch them (for schools)M2S comics
11am Scéalaíocht le Stiallghreannáin (do scoileanna)
12pm Tales of Mystery and Adventure (for schools) Dundrum (dlr Mill Theatre)
4pm Tales of Mystery and Adventure Dún Laoghaire (dlr LexIcon Studio)
6.30pm Brexit Panel with David Murphy, Diarmuid Ferriter, Martina Devlin and David McWilliams
8.30pm The Untied State of America Panel – The USA and the Trump Administration with Simon Carswell, Gary Younge and Amy Chozick

Thursday 23rd March

11am (Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire) & 6.30pm (dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire) Ask the Laureate with Chris Riddell (for schools)
11am Murder Most Unladylike with Robin Stevens (for schools)M2S Murder Most Unladylike
6.30pm Heroes: Irish Writers Pay Tribute
8.30pm Non-Fiction in an Age of Lies: The Dublin Review
8.30pm Fifty Years Ago Today: Paul Howard and Panel

Friday 24th March

11am Ready, Steady, Draw! (for schools)
4pm Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair
6.30pm Karl Geary, Rory Gleeson and Ciarán McMenamin
6.30pm Vona Groarke and Paula Meehan
7.30pm Michèle Forbes, Lisa Carey and Yvonne Cassidy
8.30pm gorse Reading (with poets Aodán McArdle, Christodoulos Makris & Claire Potter)
8.30pm John Boyne and Chris Cleave

Saturday 25th March

10am Find a Hero: Writing Workshop with Judi Curtin
10am Poetry Masterclass with Vahni Capildeo
11am Tim Parks & Mike McCormack
11am Writing Workshop with Ciara Doorley
11am Writing Workshop with Nuala O’Connor
11.30am History Alive! Writing Workshop with Nicola Pierce
12pm Julian Clary and The BoldsM2S the bolds
12.30pm The Irish Times Poetry Now Award (view the shortlist)
1.30pm Joanna Trollope in conversation with Paula Shields
2pm Capturing Ideas: Writing Workshop with E.R. Murray
2pm Ready, Steady, Draw! Live Drawing Bonanza
2.30pm Writing Workshop with Mike McCormack
2.30pm Mairéad Byrne and Matthew Welton
2.30pm Guided Walk with Rob Goodbody from County Hall
4pm Judith Kerr in conversation with Ian Craig
4.30pm Sarah Howe and Nick Laird
5.30pm Holly Bourne, Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan
6pm Michael Longley and Fanny Howe
7pm Kate Summerscale and Graeme Macrae Burnet
7pm Mark O’Connell in conversation with Patrick Freyne
8.30pm Julian Clary in conversation with Abie Philbin Bowman

Sunday 26th March

M2S a-world-of-colour

A World of Colour Exhibition

10am Sleepy Bears and Other Animals with Chris Haughton
10.30am Poetry Masterclass with Sarah Howe
10.30am Farmer Duck Guided Multi-Sensory Workshop (6 sessions)
11am Minds Of Winter: Ed O’Loughlin and Michael Smith
11am Wooly Ward’s Farm
11am Story Hugs for Little Ones with Fiona Dowling (4 sessions)
11am Create a Superhero with Matt Robertson
12pm Roddy Doyle and Chris Judge
12pm Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton (adult/16+ event)
2pm Eoin Colfer and Matt Robertson
2pm Writing Workshop with Michael Harding
2pm Family Tour of A World of Colour Exhibition (no booking required)
2pm Shine/Strong Poetry Award Reading
2.30pm Family Tour of A World of Colour Exhibition
2.30pm Guided Walk with Rob Goodbody from County Hall
3pm Meet Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton (no booking required)
4pm Ryan Tubridy and P.J. Lynch – Patrick and the PresidentM2S Ireland (Bowman)
4pm Harry Clifton and Katie Donovan
4.30pm John Banville and Neil Jordan
5.30pm Vahni Capildeo and Stephen Sexton
6pm Roy Hattersley, author of The Catholics
7.30pm The Deep Heart’s Core (Irish poets re-visit a touchstone poem) with Niall MacMonagle
8.30pm Ireland: The Autobiography with John Bowman

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Don’t miss out!

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