Back to All Events

Book Doctors

Venue: The Market Room, The Courthouse
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Tickets: Free | book here

Are your reading habits stuck in a rut? Would you like some new book recommendations? Join our extremely well-read panel of book doctors for a special, interactive book surgery. Audience members will be invited to ask the panel of writers to recommend books and they'll do their best to prescribe something appropriate.

Our esteemed panel of writers ready to prescribe the right tonic for your reading ailment includes:             

-          Kerry Hudson is a writer and novelist. She founded The WoMentoring Project and has written for Grazia, Guardian Review, Observer New Review and the Metro newspaper. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, LOWBORN, and a series of columns for he Pool what it means to be poor in Britain today.

-          Paul Maddern was born in Bermuda and lived in Canada, the USA, and England before moving to Co Down in 2000. He is author of three poetry collections, and has taught Creative Writing at the University of Leeds and the Seamus Heaney Centre (Queen’s University). In 2017 Paul founded The River Mill, a writers’ retreat in South Down.

-          Niall McArdle is a writer and critic from Dublin. In 2016 he was nominated for the Hennessy Literary Awards and the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. His work has appeared in “The Irish Times”, “Banshee”, “Spontaneity”, “Honest Ulsterman”, “Phoenix Irish Short Stories”, and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio.

Earlier Event: April 28
Linen Yarns Lisburn
Later Event: April 28
Botanical Drawing Workshop