The Trim Swift Festival 2011
Made it into Trim today for the marathon reading of Gulliver's Travels and was rewarded with a certificate for my efforts. Organised by Paddy Smith of The Boyne Writers and Trim Swift Festival Committee to raise money for charity (Aware). The readings were held in the back of a Suzuki Swift on Market Street and continue until Sunday, and while the reading list is now closed, listeners can be squeezed in for the modest sum of €2 Euro. A worthy cause and just one of the many events taking place in the town over the weekend! Many of the events are absolutely free and some of the best known names on the Irish literary scene (Honest, we'll be there!), not to mention the "Meeja" and academics of almost every hue and cry from the far flung outposts of Empire (Green) to the next parish will be there! Gulliver himself can be seen taking his ease out toward Summerhill and I'd keep on writing only I have to save myself for Sunday!
Photo: Suzuki Swift On Market Street Trim.
Photo: Gulliver Mural on Summerhill Road.
Photo: Michael Farry reading on Market Street.
Photo: Looking towards Emmet Street.