Wee County Big Book Club

Wee County Big Book Club 2018

Author Michael Harding visited County Library, Dundalk on July 20th to launch a new collaborative initiative called Wee County Big Book Club Festival.

Wee County Big Book Club is a collaborative initiative of Louth Library Service, Creative Spark, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda. The ‘wee book’ chosen for 2018 is Michael Harding’s On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist published by Hachette Ireland.

The idea stemmed from a conversation between Sarah Daly, Director of Creative Spark, Elaine Cronin, An Táin, and Daire O’Connell, Arts Coordinator at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, all of whom are interested in deepening participation in the arts and creativity, and promoting creative activity as a benefit to everyone’s wellbeing.

The Wee County Big Book Club initiative invites book club members and the general public to read and discuss On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist published by Hachette Ireland. In this memoir, Harding ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael in his ongoing search for meaning. The book is available for loan from any Louth library and in local book shops.

A programme of creative writing events and author readings of various other titles will take place in the venues of the participating partners, including Creative Spark, An Táin Arts Centre Dundalk and all Louth Libraries. The initiative culminates in a live show with meet & greet with the author Michael Harding in An Táin Arts Centre on September 29th.

For further information Contact Yvonne.obrien@louthcoco.ie / sarah@creativespark.ie / paul@anTáin.ie

To get involved follow #WeeCountyBigBookClub on Facebook and twitter.

Events

Dundalk Library Creative Writing: Workshop with author Melatu Uche Okorie on Thursday September 13th at 6.30pm.

Ardee Library Creative Writing & Readings: Brenda Piper Callan on Tuesday September 18th at 6.00pm. Patrice Reynolds on Thursday September 27th at 6.00pm. Booking required.

Drogheda Library Creative Writing: Nicola Cassidy on Tuesday September 25th at 11.30am. Booking required.