May News & Events from Books Upstairs
Dublin’s Oldest Independent Bookshop has some exciting events this May.
There’s a slew of wonderful events in the shop this month and there are some interesting new books arriving in store like David Reich’s Who we are and How we got here. This is one for anyone interested in early history. This landmark book, using ancient DNA samples, answers some questions about things which previously we could only speculate. Another recommended book by the team in Books Upstairs is Stinging Fly Stories – a collection of 40 short stories first published in the Stinging Fly magazine, which was recently launched to mark their 20th birthday. Jade Sharma’s Problems – Tramp Press’s first book of 2018 – is hot off the presses and causing a stir, while Theo Dorgan’s Orpheus is another much read available in both hardback and paperback.
Meanwhile, during the the International Literary Festival Dublin from May 19 will see Books Upstairs is carrying books from all the writers appearing in the festival this year.
Sunday Sessions is back!
The Sunday Sessions resume for the month of May. This month on Sunday 6th May – 3pm – the first of the month will see three very exciting poets Angela T. Carr, Rosamund Taylor, Jessica Traynor visit the store for this event.
On Sunday 13th May – 3pm the team are joined by three writers renowned for their live performance – Erin Fornoff, Colm Keegan, Phil Lynch
If your interested in a mix of poetry, fiction, drama and music, then head down to Books Upstairs on Sunday 20th May – 3pm where Maja Elliott, Fred Johnston, Gerry McDonnell and Margarita Meklina will appear.
For the last Sunday in the month, 27th May, Bring your Limericks To Books Upstairs from 2.30pm.
The Dublin heats of the annual Bring Your Limericks to Limerick competition will be held in the first-floor café, where poets will be invited to read their limericks aloud. All participants will be entered into the main competition to be in with a chance of winning the grand prize in the festival final in August… More details can be found on the festival website
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