Welcome to our January newsletter.  We are less than five weeks from the festival, it is full steam ahead here in EBCF HQ.  There is something for everyone this year, be sure to check out our event listings. 

All tickets can be booked through the glór box office by calling 065 68 43103.

Scroll down for a link to our full programme of events.  

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you all very soon.


On Saturday, March 7th, acclaimed novelist, Sarah Moss is in conversation with Seán Rocks.

Sarah, a professor of creative writing, was interviewed recently by the Irish Times on writing, Brexit and her upcoming move to Ireland to teach at UCD.

You can read this interview here.

2020 Window Design Competition
in association with the Clare Champion

The Festival brings many visitors to Ennis for the weekend. We are inviting Ennis businesses to welcome the book enthusiasts to the town by decorating your window with an Ennis Book Club Festival theme.

The Clare Champion are kindly sponsoring an advertising voucher to the business with the winning window display.

You also win two tickets to the Literary Lunch on Sunday, March 8th.

The winner will be announced at The Personals with Brian O'Connell event on Friday, March 6th.


Children and Young Adult Programme
This programme begins on Tuesday 3 March.

All events are free and must be pre-booked through glór to avoid disappointment. 

Click here for more details.


Metamorphosis: Characters in Collision,
curated by Mia Gallagher from the Arts Council Collection

Feb 7th - Mar 21st  glór gallery  10am - 5pm

EBCF commissioned writer Mia Gallagher to curate a special show from the Arts Council Collection in Visual Arts to exhibit at glór during the Festival and to write a short story inspired by the artwork

Official launch March 6th
Click here for more information

Book Recommendation

"Maleney is, at least, an honest writer who has written a brave and thoughtful book."

Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a live audio-visual essay unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands.

Taking in the physical and philosophical power of sound and music, and the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, Ian Maleney questions the nature of home, memory, and the complex nature of belonging. 


Join Ian for two events on Saturday, March 7th.

Holy Show:  Time:  10am, Insomnia Coffee Shop, O'Connell Street

Minor Monuments:  Time: 2pm, Temple Gate Hotel

Tickets available through glór.

Children & Young People's Programme
Ennis Book Club Festival Programme

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We look forward to seeing you in March