We are delighted to announce that the 2013 Kate O’Brien Weekend will take place on the 22, 23 & 24th of February 2013 which is themed “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times”.
A full listing of sessions, which take place over this three day event, is posted on the event calendar section of our site. Further information on the 2013 participants, sponsors and ticket details is available through the menu at the top our site. Or click here to be taken to our event details.
About Kate O’Brien
Kate O’Brien was born into a prosperous Limerick family in 1897. She began her writing career in 1926 and Without My Cloak, a novel written in 1930, was her first best seller. Other works include The Ante Room, That Lady, The Land of Spices and The Last of Summer. Although frequently returning to Limerick, the inspiration for much of her work, Kate O’Brien spent the latter part of her life in England. She died in 1974.
The Origins of the Kate O’Brien Weekend
In 1984 Arlen House held a seminar in Limerick to mark the tenth anniversary of Kate O’Brien’s death. Arising from the success of this event, the Kate O’Brien Committee was formed and it was decided to hold an annual literary weekend in Limerick in honour of the city’s most famous deceased author.
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