Mountains to Sea Festival 2013

As the long hot summer ends it signals the start of Dun Laoghaire’s Mountains to Sea Book Festival. This event has become one of the highlights of the Irish Book world. I remember when it started off with just a handful of writers talking under gazebos and the trees in The People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire with everyone praying that it wouldn’t rain. The festival has grown and grown and has become one of the busiest and best book Festivals in Ireland. This year’s line- up includes authors Margaret Atwood, Seamus Heaney, Blake Morrison and Colum McCann.
From Screen writing, children’s books, workshops, to poetry and memoir there is something to suit everyone. I love it as Dun Laoghaire gets packed as writers and readers come together and everyone enjoys hanging out in the cafés, bars and restaurants scattered around the harbour and town. The Festival runs from 3rd Sept to 8th September 2013 and you can find more details here.