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10817Ireland is the Guest Nation at Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014!

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  • Merle Plachta
    Jan 6, 2014
    Dear Press Friends,

    the countdown is on!
    Only 17 more days until Hyderabad will see Road No. 8 in Banjara Hills filled with the most exciting literature and culture events for HLF 2014.

    This year Ireland will be the Guest Nation at HLF 2014!
    Superb writers, actors, musicians and many more from the green island will be in Hyderabad for three days to read, write and play.  

    For more news on our Irish guests, look us up on our website, our Facebook page, write to us or call for more:

    Kinnera Murthy
    Amita Desai

    GSP Rao



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    24 – 26 January 2014
    Ireland to be the Guest Nation at HLF 2014

    Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity in all its forms. The Festival, started in 2010, draws over a hundred writers, artistes, scholars, publishers from India and abroad each year. HLF is a multi-lingual event with a strong focus on writing in the Indian languages.

    The Festival has emerged as an important event in the cultural calendar of the country representing as it does the rich and cosmopolitan ethos of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as the vibrant culture of the modern Cyberabad.

    Guest Nation
    Inviting a foreign country to showcase its literature and culture is a feature added to the Festival in 2012. Germany and France have been Guest Nations in the past. At HLF 2014, Ireland will be the 'Guest Nation'.

    Irish delegation at HLF 2014
    Ambassador of Ireland to India, Mr Feilim McLaughlin has graciously agreed to inaugurate the Irish cultural performances at the Festival, and Irish literature will be an important component of the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014. The following are the details of the speaker and cultural performances that will be a part of the Irish delegation at HLF 2014:
    •  A plenary session on ‘Irish Literature’ Jan 24th, 2014. This panel will be chaired by editor-publisher Declan Meade and will comprise of poet-translator Gabriel Rosenstock, scholar-writer Prof Waqas Khwaja, and this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Prize winner Rafiq Kathwari.

    •  ‘Mouth on Fire’ theatre group from Dublin will perform 2 one-actor plays by legendary Samuel Beckett, at Taramati Baradari on 24th January 2014 in the evening. Seasoned film and stage actor P J Brady and Melissa Nolan will be featured in these plays. www.mouthonfire.ie

    • ‘Guthanna Binne Siorai’ of Ireland will be performing “Everlasting Voices”, the poetry of Irish Nobel Laureates, accompanied by music and dance, at the Taramati Baradari on the 24th January 2014 in the evening. Director of Mouth on Fire, Cathal Quinn, Clodagh Smith, Megan Kennedy and Enda Reilly will participate in this.

    • Lyricist and composer Enda Reilly will conduct a children’s workshop on environmental awareness at Lamakaan on the 25th January 2014. www.endareilly.info
    The profiles of the speaker and the artistes are available on the website : www.hydlitfest.org

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    P J Brady, actor and poet

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    Cathal Quinn, Irish director and actor, performing for Everlasting voices along with Megan Kennedy and Clodagh Smith.

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    Enda Reilly, Irish singer-songwriter

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