19/05/2013. Repro Free. Immrama Festival. Bookworms Beth Southgate, 5yrs and Charlotte Southgate, 4yrs from Lismore help launch the ‘Free Family Fun’ programme for the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing which will take place in Lismore, Co. Waterford from June 13 to 16 - further information can be found on www.lismoreimmrama.com. Picture: Patrick Browne
Free Family Fun Programme Announced for Immrama – Lismore Festival of Travel Writing
Lismore in county Waterford will be the place to be in mid June, as festivalgoers will be taken on a literal journey across the globe at the Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing from June 13 to 16. A fun filled family programme was unveiled today (Sunday, May 19) at Lismore castle for this the eleventh year of the festival.
Festivalgoers young and old will have the opportunity to listen to fascinating tales from some of the most famous travel writers in the world, younger Festival goers will have the opportunity to participate in story workshops and to join in the traditional ‘Free Family Fun Sunday’ afternoon programme.
Some of the world’s top international travel writers will descend upon the heritage town of Lismore enthralling audiences with tales of their travels and adventures including one of the world’s most highly-regarded travel writers, Paul Theroux who will take to the stage at Immrama on Saturday, June 15 at 3pm. Perhaps best known for Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, his most recent work is The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari.
Later on June 15, British writer, journalist and broadcaster, Simon Winchester OBE, will speak about his work and travel experiences. Having travelled to Canada and the US before university and Greenland while a student at Oxford, Simon worked for a time as a geologist in Uganda before becoming a journalist – a move he attributes to having read work by Lismore Immrama regular Jan Morris.
Also joining the two keyn