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Dublin Book Festival at the National Botanic Gardens


Dublin Book Festival at the National Botanic Gardens

**Our event with Norah Patten is now completely booked. For anyone that missed out on a ticket, Dublin Book Festival has many other exciting and free children's events planned, which can be booked through their website - **

It’s official – the Dublin Book Festival 2019 programme is LIVE! With over 50 events to choose from including readings, workshops (for young and old alike), exhibitions, plus plenty of absolutely FREE activities, there is something for everyone! Check out all of the incredible events right here:

There are two children's events taking place here in the National Botanic Gardens on Sunday 17 November. Both are free but booking is advised.

From 12.00-1.00pm
Shooting For the Stars, with Norah Patten
Come and join scientist-astronaut candidate Norah Patten, author of Shooting for the Stars (The O'Brien Press) and explore the cosmos through space travel, learn all about astronauts and prepare for your very own space mission! With Norah on course to become Ireland’s first astronaut, she will teach you everything you need to know, from space suits to rocket launches. Join in the fun, as you design your very own mission patch and prepare everything you need for your journey to the stars.
Norah Patten was 11 years of age when she visited NASA on a family trip to the United States. From that moment on she was hooked on all things space. Norah has given talks at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and helped to launch the Children’s Books Ireland Bold Girls campaign. She regularly appears on TV and radio. Shooting for the Stars, illustrated by Jennifer Farley, is Norah’s first book.

From 3.00pm
Nature and Poetry, with Patrick Deeley & Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Patrick Deeley and Catherine Phil MacCarthy are two of the leading poets and performers in Ireland. The authors will read from their work that reflects the nature and environment surrounding the authors at their time of writing. Daughters of the House (Dedalus Press: Poetry from Ireland) is a stunning assemblage of MaCarthy’s poetry, beginning from work that arose from her residence. Daughters of the House (Dedalus Press) and The End of the World (Dedalus Press), MacCarthy’s fifth release and Deeley’s seventh respectively, are both beautifully produced collections, containing work that has appeared in many national and international leading literary outlets. Daughters of the House is a stunning assemblage of MacCarthy’s poetry, beginning from work that arose from her residency in Paris, before reaching back to consider some of the many Irish artists who were drawn to and lived in the city, as well as the country they left behind. A reflection on today’s uncertain times, The End of the World is Patrick Deeley’s potent collection that explores his deep-rooted concern for the world around him, expressed in musical, impassioned and persuasive verse.

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