Hosted by Laurence Mackin, Arts Editor of The Irish Times, this panel gathers together some of the most celebrated writers and film-makers working in Ireland to discuss the relationship between books and film and how a literary voice translates to the screen. They will also pick out their own personal favourite scenes of dialogue from film in a celebration of screenwriting as fans and not just as professionals.

The panel will include acclaimed Irish author (and film festival regular) John Connolly; British screenwriter Malcolm Campbell, who has written for Skins and Shameless, and who wrote the screenplay for What Richard Did, loosely based on Kevin Power’s novel A Bad Day in Blackrock; Irish film-maker and lecturer Pat Murphy, celebrated for her films Maeve, Anne Devlin and Nora; Irish writer-director Michael Kinirons, well known for his short film Lowland Fell, among many others; and Darren Thornton, another successful Irish writer-director who received critical acclaim for his short films Frankie and Two Hearts and the TV series Love is the Drug.

This event is held in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Free but ticketed - book your tickets through the box office in person or over the phone.