THE MARIA EDGEWORTH LITERARY WEEKEND

EDGEWORDSTOWN COUNTY LONGFORD

31 MARCH TO 2 APRIL 2000

Programme of Events

Friday 31 March 2000

Official Opening: 8.00pm

By Sile DeVelara

Ministerfor Arts, Heritage,Gaeltacht

&The Islands

Venue: The Park House Hotel

followed by

Presentation of prizes to Poetry and

Short storey competition winners.

Readings and comments by adjudicators:

Michael Coady

Katie Donovan

Marita Conlon Mc Kkenna

Launch of Edgeworth Papers Vol V

by Dr. Philip Brady.

Refreshments served.

Entertainment by Toney Maude &

Northern Ireland Writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme of Events

Saturday 1 April 2000

Workshops: 1030 am - 1230pm

Venue: The Old School House

(1) Short Storey Workshop with

Michael Coady

(2) Poetry Workshop with

Katie Donovan

(111) Private research in

Edgeworth Library.

Book fair at Old School House

Continuation of Workshops:

2.00pm - 4.00pm

(1V) Childrens Entertainment

Workshop

Songs, Stories, Riddles and Rhymes

with Toney Maude.

St. Johns Church :830pm

Hosted by Nora Connolly(as Maria

Edgeworth)

Historical and Musical Programme

Readings by Michael Coady, Kate

Donovan and Ken Monahan.

(Nephew of Games Joice)

Social Venue: Dockery's Pub

(Music and Crac)

 

 

 

Programme of Events

Sunday 2 April 2000

Weekend Finale: 11.15am - 1.00pm

Venue The Manor (former home of Maria Edgeworth)

Edgeworth Lecture

by

Dr. Margaret Kelleher

Title of Lecture: Public and Private Worlds:

The latter life of Maria Edgeworth

Refreshments

For further details please contact:

Edgeworth Literary Society

Old School House

Ballymahon Road

Edgeworthstown

Co Longford

Phone 043 71801

Email atuite1@eircom.net