New voices, classic stories, straw and hay weaving, urban renewal and the challenges faced by migrant populations are some of the features and themes of this year’s Iron Mountain Literature Festival in Co Leitrim , from Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October.
Sally Hayden, winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, is among the guests at this year’s festival, which will also feature acclaimed novelist and short story writer Bernard MacLaverty, Sligo-based writer Louise Kennedy, novelist Austin Duffy, l Barry McGovern, architect and author Valerie Mulvin, singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill and Australian rapper-poet Omar Musa. Poet Moya Cannon, playwright and author Donal O’Kelly and folklorist Anne O’Dowd will also take part in this year’s festival, while the annual John McGahern Memorial Lecture will be given by novelist Eoin McNamee.
The festival will also feature a reading by Manchán Magan to mark the release of his new book “Listen to the Land Speak”, and new music and lyric commissions will be presented by singer Fionnuala Maxwell, John Touhy and writer Brian Leyden. . The Iron Mountain Music and Spoken Word Session will take place at Skerry Rynn’s in Ballinaglera, in conjunction with the Ballinaglera Traditional Music Weekend on Sunday October 9th.
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