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Noireland International Crime Festival, Belfast

Noireland International Crime Festival, Belfast

If you’re a fan of the crime genre, whether you enjoy reading the books or aspire to be an author, then Belfast’s debut crime festival is a must attendance.

Noireland (great name by the way) will be running from 27-29th October and taking place in the Europa Hotel.

Organised by the people behind the amazing bookshop ‘No Alibis’ which is situated in Botanic in Belfast, this festival celebrates the island’s love of crime fiction.

The 3-day event will be showcasing the amazing talent emerging from Ireland currently as well as some of the popular authors from all over the world, such as Sophie Hannah, Arne Dahl and Benjamin Black, to name just a few.

Noireland International Crime was organised to provide a platform for the wealth of crime writing talent emerging from Ireland, showcasing it alongside some of the biggest international names in crime and thriller writing.

With a jam-packed programme of great authors plus a selection of entertaining events, this debut festival is an exciting introduction to Northern Ireland’s love of all things crime and suspense.

As a very new and independent organisation they rely on partnerships, sponsors, donations, ticket sales and volunteers to support their work.

If you are interested in partnering with Noireland or sponsoring them you can contact them at info@noireland.com

For more information and updates about the events plus tickets, go to Noireland.com

Belfast Book Festival 2017

Belfast Book Festival 2017

Running from 7th-17th June, Belfast Book Festival is a must for all book lovers and aspiring authors.

Now in its 7th year, the festival has a jammed pack schedule with over 100 live events and workshops taking place across Belfast.

Featuring well known authors, comedians and journalists, the festival promises to have something for everyone, young and old!

To find out more about the event, click here.

Literary Lunchtimes- Louise O’Neill

Louise O'NeillAward winning Bord Gais author, Louise O’Neill is coming to Belfast for a one off event to talk about her books, ‘Only Ever Yours’ and the most recent story ‘Asking For It’.

The freelance journalist from West Cork won the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year award for her début 2014 novel, ;Only Ever Yours;. Her new novel, ‘Asking For It’, is a harrowing exploration of rape culture and victim blaming.

The event was originally planned for Wednesday 25th November but has now been moved to Wednesday 2nd December due to popular demand and will take place in the Ulster Hall. Tickets purchased remain valid for this new date.

To book your ticket for the event which costs £5, click here.