Moby Dick 2013

Celebrating Youghal’s links with Moby Dick, this year’s festival promises fun for all with unique and novel events.

Moby Dick 2013 Launch

31st May – 2nd June, 2013

Family Fun Events at the Moby Dick Festival

FRIDAY 31st May, 2013
6-7.00p.m. – Moby Dick Treasure Hunt, Rivergate Mall
7-9.30p.m. – Street Music with Amadan & Bodhran at Barry’s Lane
9.00p.m. – Film: A Night At The Pictures at The Red Store

SATURDAY 1st June, 2013
11.30a.m.   Cartoon Making with Alan Corbett
12-5p.m. – Open Air Market at Barry’s Lane – wonderful food and crafts
7-9.30p.m. – Street Music with Papa Zitas at Barry’s Lane
8p.m. – My Boyfriend is Solpadeine at the Mall Arts Centre
9.30p.m.Moby Dick Film displayed on Clock Gate
10.00p.m.Torchlight Paddle from the Strand Beach to The Mall

SUNDAY 2nd June, 2013
12 Noon –  The Gathering: Garden Mass and Corpus Christi Procession starting at The Convent Gardens
2-5p.m. Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Green Park
2-10pm – Memorobilia & Photo Display at Moby Dick’s Bar
5p.m. Sea Creators Parade & Brass and Reid Band, leaving from the Green Park
7-9p.m. – Street Music with Scruffy at Barry’s Lane
9.30p.m. – Film – The Flower at The Red Store
10.00p.m. – Music and Songwriters Event at Moby Dick’s Bar

Workshops at the Moby Dick Festival

THURSDAY 20th May, 2013
7.30p.m. – Sarah Harte ‘How writing is gendered’ at the Library

FRIDAY 31st May, 2013
5p.m. – The People’s Poetry Display at the Town Centre. Cast your vote at Condon’s Flowers on Friday & Saturday
6.30p.m. – Historic Writers Inspiration Walk. Walk through live writing – to 1911 windows with Paul Cussen and Richard Keane. Meet at Moby Dick’s Bar.
8.00p.m. – Gerry Murphy Poet. Poetry reading, music & Photo exhibition at
Gallery 126

SATURDAY 1st June, 2013
11.45a.m. – Foxes Lane Folk Museum Tour. Household implements of 1911 for writers considering period writing.
3.15p.m. – Getting stories from grave stones with John Tierney at The Red Store.
4p.m. – What Editors Want By John Dolan at The Red Store.

SUNDAY 2nd June, 2013
2.30p.m. – Gathering Folklore with Grace Fox at the Methodist Hall, Friar Street.
3p.m. – Turning historical non-fiction into historical fiction and getting published with Niall O’Brien at the Methodist Hall, Friar Street.
4p.m. – Writing Speeches with Pauline McMullen at the Methodist Hall, Friar Street
5p.m. – Speak, Memory with Brian Lalor at the Methodist Hall, Friar Street.




The weekend of events will welcome a host of book-clubs, authors , readers and their families to the seaside town of Youghal, where Melville’s Moby Dick Novel was committed to film. Ruth Lee of the organising committee says this year’s festival will naturally have a lot of events for writers and readers but this year many events have been organised for their families as well.” So alongside literary workshops the festival will offer all the fun of a family festival as well. Events confirmed for families include street music, a monster teddy bears picnic, storytelling, treasure hunts, open air markets, cartoon making for kids and a sea creatures parade. The literary guest can expect to be inspired by stories of 1911 dwellers and guided along the historic novel path, will be welcome to submit new work for review by book-club members, can expect workshops on getting published, different writing styles and the writing process. Published authors and editors will be on hand to offer advice and regale participants with stories of their own experiences. A weekend of fun and inspiration is promised.


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