Celebrate world book day in Limerick

This Wednesday is World Book Day
A SPECIAL celebration of literature will take place on World Book Day this Wednesday, April 23 in Arthur’s Quay shopping centre.

A SPECIAL celebration of literature will take place on World Book Day this Wednesday, April 23 in Arthur’s Quay shopping centre.

Pat McMahon of Quay books and The Limerick Writers’ Centre will be distributing books, with a reading at 7.30pm in the centre by local poets and writers reading and reciting their favourite work.

World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries and the idea originated in Catalonia where it has been traditional since the medieval era for men to give roses to their lovers and for the women to give a book in exchange.

The idea is to bring the Catalonian influence to Limerick right outside the Quay Books bookstand in the shopping centre on Wednesday April 23. celebrating World Book Day with books and roses.

UNESCO has celebrated World Book on this date for 17 years now. Everyone is invited to partake in his feast of poetry and literature.

For further information contact Pat McMahon at 087 0523242 or Dominic Taylor.

Students from St Nessan’s Community College and Salesian Secondary School came together earlier this year to mark World Book Day, with Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin reading from Angela’s Ashes, as well as marking the amalgamation of the two schools in September 2016.