EVENTS: Irish Writers Centre Record Attempt!
Well here is something you don’t see everyday! The Irish Writers Centre attempt to make history this Bloomsday by claiming the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’.
According to the description from their website http://www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html
“111 Writers, 28 Hours, One Venue!!!
Senator David Norris will open proceedings in the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin, at 10am on Friday, June 15th and the first reader will be best-selling novelist, John Boyne. The readings, of 15 minutes each will run for 28 hours, all through the night, culminating at 2pm on Bloomsday. The current record of 75 is held by the Berlin International Literature Festival.
The readings will be open to the public and the worldwide audience can join in too, as the whole event will be streamed live on the Irish Writers’ Centre website. There will be a broad range of texts and tastes, and audience members are invited to stay all night and cheer on the writers reading into the small hours.”
Taking part will be none other than our own Irish Comic Noodler Alan Nolan! He’ll be reading one of his own books for the 15min time slot (on Saturday morning 5.30am!!) before the task is continued by another writer.
BEST OF LUCK WITH THE CHALLENGE ALAN! 🙂
For a full list of all the writers involved you can check out the schedule here –