The official opening takes place on Friday, at 6pm, in Limerick City Gallery of Art in Pery Square. Journalist, Olivia O'Leary will officiate. The festival runs throughout the weekend concluding on Sunday.
This year's festival marks the 33rd edition of what was formerly known as the Kate O’Brien Weekend:
The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author, while attracting prominent participants from all over the world. Building on this significant history, the Limerick Literary Festival seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors and other readers. This year, we have gathered up to 20 participants from Ireland, England, Italy and the US in six different venues in Limerick city.
Full details, including bookings, venues, programme of events, are available from the festival website.