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Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival Official Opening

Friday October 21, 2022
copyright Brian Farrell
Show Date & Time:
Friday October 21, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

Free Admission

Award-winning author, playwright and columnist with  The Irish Times Michael Harding will officially open the Seventh Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny‘ on Friday, 21st October at 8pm. His latest book, All the Things Left Unsaid has just been published. Followed by a talk from Ben Harkin, The Rising Tide: Changing the narrative of climate action. Ben’s talk will be interspersed with readings from Michael Harding.

MICHAEL HARDING is an author and playwright. A recipient of the Stewart Parker Award for Theatre, A Hennessy Award for short stories and a Bank of Ireland/RTE award for Excellence in the arts in 1990. He is the author of 3 novels, and seven volumes of bestselling memoir, including Staring at Lakes, On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist, and the most recent book, All The Things Left Unsaid.

He is a member of Aosdana, a columnist for over 15 years with The Irish Times and his weekly Podcast is available on patreon.com.

Ben Harkin is a barman and software engineering student at Queen’s University Belfast. He is one of the few Irish authors on climate change with his 2020 book “Time Nor Tide: Ireland & Climate Change” and continues to write on climate change, energy supply and electricity markets.


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  1. Latecomers may only be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at the discretion of management.
  2. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  3. Use of flash photography and recording equipment is not permitted. 
  4. Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the cast or programme without prior notice.
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