"We ‘♥’ Books is the biggest tour of its kind ever to take place in Ireland. Over the course of five days, an intrepid team of twelve authors will strike-out across the country to share their love of books and enthuse school audiences with a passion for reading. Produced by Tom Donegan and funded by the Arts Council, the tour will visit five regional venues, each hosting a unique line-up of best-selling and award-winning Irish writers, comic artists and illustrators. These events will see participating authors celebrate their favourite books and explore how their own work has been influenced by these titles. There will also be the chance to take a closer look at what it takes to be a writer, the future of books and what it means to be a young reader in the digital age. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunity for those attending to ask their own questions and even learn how to draw like the professionals!"
That's right! five different regions and an amazing line-up of Irish authors, illustrators and comic artists taking the show on the road to celebrate their favourite books and talk about their own work and it's connection to their favourites. They will be EVERYWHERE in Ireland, so my best advice is to check out the page and find out what's happening in your area.
Oh, by the way... it's all happening the first week of March, which, incidentally, is the same week as World Book Day,. (As I have the World Book Day Extravaganza to host at Dubray Books Galway shop... you know where I'll be.)
If you love books, why not join them?
And here's more!!!! Maybe you're not on facebook and need the information on the WE LOVE BOOKS TOUR. Well, our dear friends at Childrens Books Ireland have all you need to know up on their website. Here's a snippet:
"Participating Venues and Dates
• Monday 3rd March – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare (045 448327)
• Tuesday 4th March – The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary (0504 90204)
• Wednesday 5th March – Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, D15 (01 885 2622)
• Thursday 6th March – Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (094 902 3733)
• Friday 7th March – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, Co. Sligo (071 9161518)
To find out more about who and how and where and what... here's the link for the CBI website!