Sunday, June 9, 2013

Swift Satire Festival Trim - Programme

Full details of the 2013 Swift Satire Festival, 4 July - 7 July, are on the website where you can also book tickets. Quite a number of changes in this year's programme. The Battle of the Books satire competition is going ahead but the time and day has been changed.

The Swift Satire Festival Launch takes place at 8pm on Thursday 4 July in the Trim Castle Hotel. Admission is free, wine and canapés will be served and the launch will be followed by the first event of this year’s festival, the perennial favourite, The Battle of the Books.

This annual satirical joust between our Boyne Writers Group and Meath Writers Circle will take place at 9pm in the Trim Castle Hotel, Admission: €5. Time to get the satire ideas down on paper, polish up the delivery, check the timings, decide the running order and hope for the best.

Another novel event to look out for and maybe take part in is the simultaneous reading of Gulliver's Travels at 1pm on Saturday 6 July. All 302 pages of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels will be read by 302 people (one page per reader) in the biggest simultaneous reading event ever undertaken in Ireland.

Places can be pre-booked on the special website page. Registration of readers from 11.30am on the day, and the reading will start at 1pm sharp. Venue: Trim Castle grounds (opposite Garda Station). Admission: Free.

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