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Festival which celebrates writing from all around the island of Ireland to kick off in Co Down

Author Andrew Meehan is among the writers taking part in the Aspects Festival, which begins in Co Down tomorrow
Marie Louise McConville

A FESTIVAL which celebrates writing from all around the island of Ireland will kick off tomorrow in Co Down.

The Aspects Festival features 30 events including discussions, exhibitions, kids' events and workshops.

It begins with crime writers Jason Johnson and Anthony J Quinn launching their new books at the North Down Museum.

On Friday, also at the North Down Museum, Catríona Lally and Andrew Meehan will discuss their latest novels.

Later, talented and experienced writers Martina Devlin and Jan Carson, will share an insight into their latest novels, Edith and The Raptures.

Other events taking place include a Poetry Slam, the Fields of Wonder event, and `Reporting The Troubles 2' at Bangor Castle, which will shine a spotlight on the new book which brings together new contributions from 70 journalists writing about events they experienced and people they encountered reporting through the turbulent time.

The Aspects Festival runs from September 22 until October 2 at various locations around Bangor.

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