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With thanks to our Partners:

Irish Writers Centre

With thanks to our Partners:

Irish Writers Centre
Start Date: 26/05/2022
Time of Event: 3pm
Ticket Price: Free
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713
Start Date: 26/05/2022
Ticket Price: Free
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

The Bealtaine Festival and The Irish Writers Centre present Bealtaine Book Club author, Peter Cunningham, in conversation with fellow author Sue Leonard about Freedom Is A Land I Cannot See and his writing career to date.

The Bealtaine Book Club aims to honour and promote an Irish writer with a distinguished and lengthy career who has made a significant contribution to literature. It also aims to encourage older readers and writers and to create a greater understanding of issues impacting on older age.

In 2022, the Bealtaine Book Club author is Peter Cunningham and the Bealtaine Book is Freedom is a Land I Cannot See, which was selected by the City and County Library Association of Ireland.

Freedom Is A Land I Cannot See, Cunningham’s most recent novel, immerses the reader in the life of a family in Sutton, Co Dublin, in the early 1920s, as Ireland fights for her freedom. The theme of the novel resonates with our festival theme for 2021- 2023 which is In(ter)dependence, playing on themes of state and personal independence, as well as our human interdependence.

The Bealtaine Book Club aims to honour and promote an Irish writer with adistinguished and lengthy career who has made a significant contribution to literature. It also aims to encourage older readers and writers and to create a greater understanding of issues impacting on older age.

Prior to this event, join the Bealtaine Writers Group as they read a selection of work inspired by Peter’s work: https://bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-event/bealtaine-writers-group/

This event is presented in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre.

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website