Events taking place in The Book Centre during the Book Festival
Friday 7.30pm
Tim Severin - Reading

Acclaimed adventure writer and explorer Tim Severin has made a career of retracing the storied journeys of mythical and historical figures. His travels have been the subject of award winning documentary films and a major BBC documentary series, and are collected under the title TIME TRAVELLER. They have been screened on Discovery Channel, Sky Television, and National Geographic TV, and he has written regularly about his expeditions in the National Geographic Magazine.Following is information on Ger Wolfe concert. I also spoke with Caroline who confirmed that it would be fine for Ger to do a couple of acoustic numbers before Tim starts at 7.30pm. Maybe at around 7pm?

Ger Wolfe
One of Cork's greatest Singer/Songwriters, will be performing a few acoustic numbers before Tim Severin's reading.

Saturday 11.00am

The Vikings Have Landed!

Wexford has a long history of Viking activity. The first recorded visit by the Vikings took place in 819 a.d. when they raided a monastery on Begerin. Further raids took place during the ninth century but by the end of the century the Vikings had established a base on the western shore of the harbour where the inlet formed by a small stream provided a suitable anchorage for their longships.The Location of the inlet can near the present South Main Street and Barrack Street.

Now Wexford is home to the Irish National Heritage Park which traces Irelands history through the ages. The Head Tour Guide from the Heritage Park, Jimmy O’Rourke will give a talk on Ireland from the Stone Age to the early Christian Celts.

Admission is free

Saturday 2.00pm
Herbie Brennan - Reading

Praise for Faerie Wars:
'A crossover title from which few readers of any age would wish to cross back. Brennan writes with all the dash of an Irish storyteller at the peak of his form. Inventive as Harry Potter, dark as Gormenghast and as intelligently probing as Philip Pullman, here is a title to brighten the dreariest of days.' — The Independent

'An astounding blend of fantasy, mythology and science. Brennan is a master of all three' —Eoin Colfer.

Saturday 3.30pm
Orna Ross - Reading

Orna Ross (Áine McCarthy) was brought up in Murrintown, Co. Wexford and part of her novel, Lovers' Hollow, is set in the fictional Wexford village of Mucknamore. Other settings include Dublin, London and San Francisco and the book also ranges over time, from the 1920s to the 1990s and considers the impact of the Irish Civil War - and other kinds of freedom struggles - on Wexford and Irish society.

Saturday 12.00pm
Sharon Kehoe

Craft/Jewellery Demonstration

A textile graduate from the National Collage of Art & Design Sharon expresses her creativity through the medium of Tapestry.
Last year she worked in Barcelona as an assistant designer in an accessories design studio. On returning to Ireland she has begun to experiment in the area of jewellery making in which she has always had an interest.
Having a textile background her jewellery is made from fabrics. Felt and cotton are cut wrapped and embellished with embroidery and beads, to produce unique pieces of wearable art..

Sunday 3.00pm
Herbie Brennan - Reading

Seamus Heaney
Copies of Seamus Heaney book will be available on sale at the event including his latest District and Circle

Seamus Heaney - Limited Edition
Also of interest will be a limited edition (350 copies in total printed) of District and Circle. This will be an extremely unique publication anyone interested should contact the Book Centre directly on 053 91 23543 each book will cost approximately €350.00
Orders will only be taken for books paid for in advance.

Wexford Book Festival t: 053 91 22 226