|Date:||Thursday March 23rd|
|Cost:||€12 / €10 Concession|
'We admire them, we envy them, for the great qualities we ourselves lack'. Thus spake the great Mark Twain but in truth the well-springs of hero-worship probably run deeper. Heroes are complex and that's why they inspire worship. 2016, a year when the Grim Reaper rarely seemed to take a day off, saw the passing of many great artists which in turn inspired some great writing by way of tribute, eulogy and obituary. In this event some of your favourite Irish writers will read their tributes to the heroes, passed and present, who have inspired them.
Novelist and poet Sarah Griffin on David Bowie
Poet and essayist Vona Grourke on Anne of Cleves.
Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Declan Hughes on Dashiel Hammett.
Broadcaster and writer Sinead Gleeson on Maeve Brennan.
Writer and creative writing teacher Eilis Ní Dhuibne on Kate O'Brien.
Broadcaster and writer John Kelly on David Bowie.
Novelist and short-story writer Nuala O'Connor on Emily Dickinson.
Writer and performance poet Colm Keegan on Leonard Cohen.
Writer and legend Paul Howard on Lieutenant Columbo.
Children's writer Dave Rudden on Terry Pratchett.