6 - 13 June 2024: Click to explore the programme

Come on in to the 14th edition - we’d love to see you in our beautiful South Belfast home The Crescent Arts Centre.

Mairtín Crawford Awards

The submission window for the 2024 Mairitín Crawford Awards has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted work. Winners will be announced at the Book Festival in June!

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Book Festival Highlights

8th June / Poetry

Marie Howe: Reading & Drinks Reception

It’s an honour to welcome the acclaimed American Poet Marie Howe to Belfast!   New
Saturday 08 June 2024
6:00 PM
11th June / Fiction

Agatha Christie’s best-loved detectives with Mark Aldridge

In conversation with Jan Carson
Tuesday 11 June 2024
7:00 PM
12th June / Fiction

Sin Blaché & Cathy Sweeney: The Real Thing

In conversation with Hilary McCollum 
Wednesday 12 June 2024
8:00 PM

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