Belfast Book Festival Announced

The Belfast Book Festival 2011 is a week of celebration of the book, the reader and the writer taking place this June.

Featuring a mix of new voices, original work and well-known authors, the festival will be held in venues across Belfast from 13 - 19 June and will boast something for all tastes and interests through a variety of media and new, exciting events.

The Crescent Arts Centre, (pictured) that is hosting the event, has also announced that writer and theatre producer Hugh Odling-Smee will be this year's festival co-ordinator.
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The centre has previously run Between the Lines Belfast's longest running literary festival. It is a diverse community arts centre which has served Belfast and beyond with a wide range of arts and cultural activities for 30 years.

According to the organisers the festival will showcase the best of contemporary Irish and international talent to a wide range of audiences across the city, establishing a "new attraction for tourists as well as people who live here".

The Belfast Book Festival 2011 programme and website is expected to be launched by the end of May, but for details of the programme and any other information contact Hugh Odling-Smee on (028) 90242 338 or via email via bookfestival@crescentarts.org


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