Circa Words 2014! Bloomsday celebrations at the Irish Writers' Centre 14 June
Circa Words 2014! – a two-day experimental writing festival taking place over Bloomsday weekend, paying homage to James Joyce as 'godfather' of experimental fiction by providing a space for contemporary experimental fiction writers, publishers and readers to meet, experience new forms of writing and even share their work.
Full details on the Irish Writers Centre website.
Boyne Berries Journal is delighted to be part of the Bloomingle and the Boyne Berries stand will be attended by the editor, Orla Fay, assisted by the previous editor, Michael Farry. By the way submissions for the next issues of Boyne Berries are now open, follow the link.
10.30am–12.30pm: The Bloomingle
The festival begins on Saturday morning with a marketplace where teams from progressive journals will meet and 'sell their wares' to interested writers and readers. Budding writers will equally get the chance to pitch to journals in this give and take environment. We're expecting a bustling morning with lots of networking and sharing of information. Prepare to unearth the hive of activity that is the Irish journal scene.
Free event, all welcome.
Other events for Circa Words 2014!
2–4pm: The Big Ol' Yap: Talk-shop moderated by Dave Lordan, experimental fiction writer and teacher. Expect discussions, disagreements and just a bit of chaos. Free event, suggested donations: €5. All welcome.
7–8.30pm: Dubliners 100 with John Boyne, Evelyn Conlon and Thomas Morris: Authors John Boyne and Evelyn Conlon, and Thomas Morris who devised and edited the collection, discuss the challenges of picking apart Joyce's stories and reinventing them as contemporary and individual. Cost: €7/€5