Belfast Literature - November 2015

A round-up of the best literary events, readings and festivals taking place throughout the next month

Witness B Launch - November 4, 8pm at The Parador Inn

Launch of journalist, barrister and author Desmond Fahy’s debut novel, Witness B with an extract performance by actor and writer Conor Grimes on the evening.

Linen Hall Library Charity Readathon - November 5, 9am - 9pm at the Linen Hall Library - Book tickets

Twelve hour fundraising readathon featuring some of the leading lights of Northern Ireland arts, including Roma Tomelty, Anne Devlin, Glenn Patterson, Dan Gordon, Tim McGarry, Jo Egan, Jonathan Bardon, Sophia Hillan and Wilson Burgess.

1916: A Global History - November 9, 5.30pm in the Canada Room at Queen's University - Read more

Launch of Professor Keith Jeffery's book covering the twelve months of 1916 through twelve moments over the course of the year which reverberated around the world. Professor Sir Huw Strachan, formerly of the University of Oxford, will be guest speaker.

Martin Donnelly and Tess Gallagher - November 13, 7.30pm at No Alibis Bookstore - Read more

American poet, essayist, author and playwright Tess Gallagher returns to No Alibis for a third time with Irish singer-songwriter Martin Donnelly to illustrate how poetry and songs 'live' together in harmony. It promises to be a unique evening from the two creative artists.

TenX9 - November 18, 7.30 - 9pm at the Black Box

Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Each night has a theme.

C.S. Lewis Festival - November 19 - 22 in various venues across Belfast - Read more

Belfast's EastSide invites everyone to open the wardrobe to the world of its literary great with a series of events and activities including talks, film, theatre, arts, crafts, readings, music, workshops, exhibitions, tours and literature celebrating his the life and works.

Linen Hall Writers’ Forum - November 26, 1pm at the Linen Hall Library

This popular group supports and promotes local talent. Hosted by writers Michael Nolan and Padraig Regan with guests Stephen Sexton and Paula Cunningham.

Linen Hall Reading Group - November 26, 1.10pm at the Linen Hall Library

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the discussion of the month’s chosen book, Nora Webster by Colm Tόibín.

Ian Rankin - November 27, 7pm at No Alibis Bookstore - Book tickets

No Alibis Bookstore in association with the Orion Publishing Group invites you an evening with Scottish writer Ian Rankin celebrate the launch of the new Rebus novel Even Dogs in the Wild.