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Here is some info on the Ennis Book Club Festival 2018
if you want to give the book-lover in your life something they will relish this year, go to our Box Office and take advantage of this offer thru January 5, 2018.
Get the news as it happens. www.ennisbookclubfestival.com.  And if you need accommodation, see the website for special Early Bird rates.

Get the best value out of your Festival weekend by purchasing our special 5 EVENTS Offer. These include events with 2017 Costa prize winner Sebastian Barry and 2017 Irish Book Award winners Ruth Fitzmaurice and John Connolly. This offer gives you access to the 5 main Festival events at the great price of €55, a saving of 20%. What better gift for a friend – or include it in your Santa wish list!

These are the 5 events for €55 Book By 5th January
Book Club Favourite - Ruth Fitzmaurice – I Found My Tribe - in conversation with Mick Heaney, Fri 2nd March, 4pm
Crime Night with Liz Nugent, Julie Parsons & Andrea Carter – chaired by Clare FM’s Gavin Grace, Fri 2nd March, 8pm
10 Books You Should Read - Jane Urquhart & Carlo Gebler chaired by Katy Hayes, Sat 3rd March, 11.30am
Rick O’Shea Book Club Special with John Connolly & Screenings, Sat 3rd March, 3.30pm
A tribute to Sebastian Barry with Sean Rocks and special guests, Sat 3rd March, 8pm
To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. The offer ends 5th January, so it’s too late by Nollaig na mBan!

Children & teens program
We hosted children’s events for the first time in March 2017 and they were such a success we are offering even more in 2018. And all events are free. We have Book Clubs for young, very young and older readers with Caroline Busher, Sarah Webb and Sarah Maria Griffin. Teenagers will have the marvellous opportunity to listen to writers like Donal Ryan, John Connolly and poets like Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. What better way to nurture the pleasure of reading in your children?

The Beyond Borders Book Club
We invited people who live in Clare but are from another country to be part of this unusual book club. The selected readers were announced on 14th December and it looks like a stimulating group.
They will each present their favorite book by a writer from their country at four open book club meetings in January and February, where they discuss the book and the culture it comes from. The dates are Thursday 11th, 18th, 25th January and Thursday 1st February. The book club sessions are taking place at 8.00pm in the Rowan Tree Café Bar and all are welcome.

Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End - EBCF Recommends

Sebastian Barry’s wide-ranging Days Without End spans the Irish famine, life in the wild west, Native American wars and the civil war. While savage and brutal in parts, it is also described by a Costa judge as “one of the most wonderful depictions of love in the whole of fiction”. The reviews are full of superlatives. Judge for yourself, and hear this acclaimed author speak at the Festival in March - the only writer to win the Costa Prize twice.
Share your thoughts on this book and others on the Ennis Book Club Festival discussion group – we love to hear what you are reading and what you think of it.

Win a set of books for your bookclub
We have 8 copies of Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End to send to the lucky winner of this month’s competition, with thanks to The Ennis Bookshop. The question is inspired by an earlier book of his: What is the missing word from the song title “It’s a long, long way from ____ to here”?
E-mail your answer to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Increase your chances of winning by encouraging all in your book club to enter. Entrants must be registered for our monthly Newsletter

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