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The Beyond Borders International Festival

The Beyond Borders International Festival at Traquair House
on 26 & 27 August 2017 was superb as always!

The entry below gives you a flavour and may encourage you to visit next year!

Beyond Borders – Festival of Literature and Thought

Join politicians, authors, artists and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, tête-à-tête discussions, music and art in the grounds of Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Alongside discussions, literary walks, meditation sessions and bike rides through the picturesque grounds of Traquair House, this year’s event will also feature a music and arts festival (with a focus on the Indian subcontinent) in the walled garden. Panelists for 2017 include Bonnie Greer,​ Christina Lamb, Bettany Hughes​
and many more. For the full list of this year’s programme, please visit​ the
Beyond Borders Scotland website

Cork International Short Story Festival

The Cork International Short Story Festival is taking place from 13 – 16 September, and it’s shaping up to be another dynamic year with readers including June Caldwell, David Means, Nuala O’Connor, Billy O’Callaghan and many more. It is a great opportunity to hear established favourites and discover new voices in fiction. Tickets are now available for purchase online and you can find out more about the program here: http://www.corkshortstory.net/programme2017.html.  Two workshops are also planned: a fiction masterclass with Claire Keegan, as well as a writing workshop with this year’s Frank O’Connor Fellow Marie-Helene Bertino. For more information, please contact Jennifer at The Munster Literature Centre: info@munsterlit.ie