Thursday, June 14, 2012

Live Stream of History in the Making - Breaking Guinness World Record at The Irish Writers Centre


The Irish Writers’ Centre are attempting to make history by claiming the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’.

Senator David Norris will open proceedings in the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin, at 10am on Friday, June 15th and the first reader will be best-selling novelist, John Boyne.

The readings, of 15 minutes each will run for 28 hours, all through the night, culminating at 2pm on Bloomsday.

Seamus Heaney will take over at 10am on Saturday morning to read from his Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996,and Roddy Doyle with an excerpt from The Van at 1.30pm, while the final slot has been given to Jack Harte’s From Under Gogol’s Nose.

The current record of 75 is held by the Berlin International Literature Festival.

The readings will be open to the public and the worldwide audience can join in too, as the whole event will be streamed live on the Irish Writers’ Centre website.

For a full list of the readers taking part click here

Listen to live stream  HERE
From 10 am Friday 15th June 2012


  1. Wishing all the writers luck, what a great idea:)

  2. Keep meaning to look it up. Looks interesting. Must drop over now.


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