Ennis Book Club Festival 2019

Ennis Book Club Festival 2019

Happy New Year to you all, hope you all had a good break over Christmas and got to sit back and enjoy some good books over the holidays. We are trying to read as many of those who will be attending in March as we are getting very close now to the Ennis Book Club Festival 2019. It is on from 01-03 March, so only 2 months to go!

This year we are hoping the same as Christy Moore sings in the song ‘January man’
The man of March he sees the Spring and wonders what the year will bring
and hopes for better weather.  

As we do not want a repeat of last year!
We’ve lots of exciting plans, so to be the first in the know, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and register for our monthly newsletter on:  
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Ennis Book Club Festival are running two competitions over the Christmas and New Year.
Details of our first competition which is for 2 nights B&B plus dinner for 2 in the fabulous Temple Gate Hotel simply answer the following questions: 
Where is Elif Shafak from? 
Answers to by 30/01/19.
Entries automatically subscribed to the EBCF newsletter.
Competition 2 
Win a €30 voucher for O’Mahonys Books by liking and retweeting Ennis Book Club Festival posts on both Facebook and TwitterWinners will be announced next week.

5 Events for €55 Offer

Our 5 events for €55 offer runs until Sunday 6thJanuary. So hurry now to get your chance of five amazing events for the great value price of €55. The events include; Friday night event, 10 Books, Rick O’Shea event, Saturday night and Sunday Miscellany all of which will take place in glór in March 2019. Book through the Box office in glór at 065 6843103.

2019 Festival Programme author – Sarah Davis-Goff

Sarah Davis-Goff is probably better known as a publisher than an author. 
She set up Tramp Press with Lisa Coen almost five years ago and they currently publish three books a year. They've had great success with their writers, including Mike McCormack who won the Goldsmiths Prize for Solar BonesProblems by Jade Sharma is their next book and Sarah is really excited about it. 
Sarah Davis-Goff
In a classic case of poacher turned gamekeeper, she has her own book, Last Ones Left Alive, coming out next year on Tinder Press, which is aimed at readers of dystopian literary fiction.
Sarah will be one of the authors at our Debut Authors event on Saturday 2nd March.

Looking for somewhere to stay in Ennis?

If you are looking for somewhere different to stay why not check out our accommodation page where some Festival supporters around Ennis are opening their doors to visitors and providing accommodation at reasonable rates. 

If you live around Ennis and would be willing to host Festival visitors, please contact us

Contact hosts directly at EBCF accommodation webpage. All arrangements are between host and visitor and the committee of Ennis Book Club Festival are not responsible. 

It’s a lovely way to meet fellow book readers and for visitors to meet a friendly local.

EBCF Recommends

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-GoffFor January the team in EBCF recommends Last Ones Left Alive.

Raised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.

When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

For fans of The End We Start Fromand Station 11, a brilliantly original imagining of a young woman's journey to discover her true identity, set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland.

"Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth-charge of a novel" MR Carey

"Gripped me as much by the heart as it did by the throat" Kiran Millwood Hargrave



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