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Ireland Writing Retreat' partners Dublin's 'International Literature Festival Dublin&#39

Ireland Writing Retreat is proud to be a partner of this year's 'International Literature Festival Dublin' (May 21-29) celebrating the best in literary talent, with an impressive line-up featuring over 70 per cent women, including Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich, speaking in western Europe for the first time.

The festival also features feminist icon Chris Kraus talking about her career and the feminist-defining 'I Love Dick,' young Irish women writers such as Anakana Schofield and Lucy Caldwell, as well as Scottish author, Amy Liptrot, and England-based, Olivia Laing.

Subjects discussed at the event are diverse and include crime, romance, current affairs and film. This is the full program.

Participants at the festival also have the chance to be a lucky winner and receive a complimentary 'Silver Package' to this year's week-long 'Ireland Writing Retreat' on the famous 'Wild Atlantic Way' in what is probably the most inspiring and beautiful region of all Ireland - west Donegal, home of Tory, Gola and Aranmore Islands and the majestic Errigal Mountain.

The 'International Literature Festival' was founded in 1998 and is Ireland’s premier literary event in the 'City of Words,' bringing together the finest writers worldwide to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by media as "boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent" and "the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event," the festival is sure to satisfy all literary tastes.

With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performances and screenings, this exciting Dublin event creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights or screenwriters, the 'International Literature Festival' Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that surprise and inspire, from children’s fiction to writers in the Irish language.

So, head for Dublin later this month, enjoy the festival and have the chance to win a wonderful literary holiday in Ireland's most northwesterly coastline.

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