2nd March 9-10pm Discussing “Importance of Literary Festivals” with chairperson of Wexford Literary Festival @happymrsh – Carmel Harrington. 

Wexford Literary Festival 2017 runs from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, the heart of Ireland’s South-East. With a packed programme of special guests, workshops and literary prizes, including the annual Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford Literary Festival is fast becoming one of the highlights of the literary calendar. 
LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS & JUDGES INCLUDES: DONAL RYAN, SINEAD MORIARTY, BIBI BASKIN, CARMEL HARRINGTON, ALEX BARCLAY, MICHAEL O’HIGGINS, MADELEINE KEANE, SHANE HEGARTY, ANDREA HAYES, SHANE DUNPHY AND MANY MORE …

http://www.wexfordliteraryfestival.com for full programme and details of our four writing awards.

Topics.

T1 Why are literary festivals so important?

T2 Should speakers be paid for their time. Discuss.

T3 Tips for submitting an application to speak at a festival.

T4 The importance of writing awards

Closing thoughts.

Transcript of chat https://storify.com/drlfarrell/writerswise-the-importance-of-literary-festivals

Wexford Literary Festival Chairperson – Carmel Harrington

Sunday Independent & Irish Times Bestseller, Carmel Harrington is an award winning author from Co. Wexford, translated into eight languages. Her latest novel The Things I Should Have Told You (HarperCollins) was shortlisted for a 2016 BGE Irish Book Award. She is a regular on TV3 as one of the panelists on the Elaine Show. For more information, visit http://www.carmelharrington.com

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