24 – 26 November 2020

Welcome to Ireland’s most dynamic Young Adult Book Festival, a virtual lit-con for lovers of the spoken and written word! 

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Tis the morning of YA BookFest 2020
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All events will be launched at 9am on their scheduled date during the festival
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Each event has been pre-recorded and will remain available following the launch

Join us from November 24th–26th 2020 and let us open your mind to a world of wonder and hope!   



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6 days ago

Irish Poem of the Year Award 2021 Shortlist:

* Longboat at Portaferry by Siobhan Campbell
* Glissando by Noel King
* Driftwood by Karen J McDonnell
* Sestina for the Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by Michael Naghten Shanks

Cast your votes

6 days ago

Fantastic news - the Irish Poem of the Year 2021 Shortlist has been unveiled today! Congratulations to @karenjmcdonnell, @PoetrySiobhan, Noel King & @MNSghost 🥰👏🥳 Vote for your poem #APIBAS @WritersWeek

7 days ago

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of Brendan's family today in this difficult time. We hope you find peace & comfort in your time of grief.
Brendan touched the hearts of so many & opened so many minds. He will not be forgotten & will be greatly missed. May Brendan rest in peace

1 week ago

Scíth a ligean Máire Mhac an tSaoi (1922-2021), ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Beatha teanga í a labhairt -, ag caint anseo le Margaret Broderick (RIP).
#Poet #writer #Irish

1 week ago

Rest in Peace Brendan Kennelly (1936-2021). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis

2 weeks ago

So proud & delighted & excited to hear this news for our amazingly talented committee member @VKennefick

The countdown is on….

2020/11/24 09:00:00

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