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Leaves Literary Festival

The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music, running in early November celebrates the diversity and richness in today’s literary, music, theatre and film scene. Leaves aims to excite and engage with audiences young and old. Now a week long event with many events,the diverse and exciting programme has something for all genres.

Described by curator of the 2019 festival,   Dermot Bolger in his own words describes what makes the festival so special.

“Occurring as it does, in that lull before the rush of Christmas, lends Laois Leaves Festival its own unique intimacy: an unhurried space for writers and audiences to meet in a relaxed atmosphere and luxate in their shared love of books. This friendly ambiance and lively exchange of ideas has allowed it to evolve a cherished place in Ireland’s literary calendar.”

The written word comes alive, aloud and off the page and the programme plenty of opportunities to hear from contemporary writers, enjoy the art of conversation, listen to acclaimed musicians and appreciate film and live theatre.

Dates are provisional but eye out for updates in the coming months.

Celebrate with Us
3rd November 2021 - 7th November 2021
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The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music, running in early November celebrates the diversity and richness in today’s literary, music, theatre and film scene. Leaves aims to excite and engage with audiences young and old. Now a week long event with many events,the diverse and exciting programme has something for all genres.

Described by curator of the 2019 festival,   Dermot Bolger in his own words describes what makes the festival so special.

“Occurring as it does, in that lull before the rush of Christmas, lends Laois Leaves Festival its own unique intimacy: an unhurried space for writers and audiences to meet in a relaxed atmosphere and luxate in their shared love of books. This friendly ambiance and lively exchange of ideas has allowed it to evolve a cherished place in Ireland’s literary calendar.”

The written word comes alive, aloud and off the page and the programme plenty of opportunities to hear from contemporary writers, enjoy the art of conversation, listen to acclaimed musicians and appreciate film and live theatre.

Dates are provisional but eye out for updates in the coming months.