How many characters are waiting for the time when curious eyes will find them?
The International Literature Festival Dublin, ILFD, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral.
This year I am having the pleasure to attend the festival as a photographer and explore the different array of talent. The opening day at the ILFD was definitely entertaining.
Talent there is a plenty and as I went through my exploration, the festival let me discover a children's book maker, a spoken word master, a comedy improviser, British, Irish, Chinese and Palestinian Literature writers and many more which were surely there to impress. Ruby Wax did leave us a wee bit Frazzled but was very entertaining to discover her persona. The inspiration that current writers were thrown at was also immense with many book agents and panellists willing to entertain.
Today it will be all over so if not this try make it there next year. I greatly enjoyed some of the talent showcasing their written and spoken word but most importantly their genius minds.
Featuring in this are Date with an Agent Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, Ed Vere, Chibundu Onuzo, Noo Saro Wiwa, Garrett Carr, Patrick McCabe, Susie Orbach, Inua Ellams, Neil + 1, Buile Suibhne, Madeleime Thien, Xiaolu Guo, Raja Shehadeh, Ruby Wax and many more.