The Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin, Ireland is gearing up to shatter a Guinness World Record culminating on June 16th, also known as Bloomsday. The Centre is looking to break the record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’ over a 28 hour period from June 15th - June 16th.
The current record was set at Berlin International Literature Festival at featured 75 authors. The Irish attempt at breaking the record is looking to up the ante with a confirmed 111 authors reading from their own works.
Each author will read for 15 minutes from one of his or her works. The 28 hour marathon will be kicked off with an introductory proceedings from senator David Norris. The first reading for the session will be best-selling novelist John Boyne.
The festival starts at 10am on Friday June 15th and will run through the night until 2pm on June 16th. The event, which will feature a wide variety of literary tastes, will be open to the public and will be streamed live online.
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