…well, nearly. Almost. Kind of.

Check out dozens of amazing events celebrating the written word across the festival, including a few special launches and readings with Fighting Words Belfast’s internationally recognised patrons. Roddy Doyle’s reading from his new book Charlie Savage (& conversation with Glenn Patterson) is sold out already – but you can still snag a chance to catch Fighting Words (Dublin), Lucy Caldwell and Paul Muldoon while they’re in town.

 

Events include:

Yes, We Still Drink Coffee! Stories Of Woman Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday 12 June 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A Free Event

Crescent Arts Centre

This new collection published by Fighting Words (Dublin) and Front Line Defenders tells the stories of women human rights defenders from Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan. These incredible women have shared their powerful stories with writers Laura Cassidy, Catherine Dunne, Hilary Fannin, Lia Mills, Azra Naseem, Sheila O'Flanagan and Melatu Uche Okorie. The publication also includes artwork by Rosa Devine, Zehra Dogan, Niamh Flanagan and Ezrena Marwan.

Come support the Dublin crew and join the Fighting Words adventure in Belfast by signing up to be a volunteer writing mentor.

For more information or to book visit: https://belfastbookfestival.com/whats-on/fighting-words--front-line-defenders-book-launch

 

Paul Muldoon

A poet, lyricist, librettist, translator, critic, editor and professor with twelve major collections from New Weather to QuoofMoy Sand and Gravel to One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Paul Muldoon is one of the most prolific and celebrated contemporary poets. Paul reads his work and, in the company of Stephen Connolly, discusses his multifaceted poetry and career

Thursday 13 June 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

£10 | £8

Crescent Arts Centre

For more information or to book visit: https://belfastbookfestival.com/whats-on/paul-muldoon

 

Being Various: New Irish Short Stories

edited by Lucy Caldwell

Celebrate the current golden age of the short story in Ireland with the publication of Being Various. A spellbinding selection of Ireland’s most exciting new writers anthologised by Belfast’s own Lucy Caldwell, who will be in conversation with three of the writers (Lisa McInerney, Nicole Flattery & Paul McVeigh).

Saturday 15 June 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

£10 | £8

Crescent Arts Centre

For more information or to book, visit: https://belfastbookfestival.com/whats-on/being-various-new-irish-short-stories-