This live event has taken place but tickets are available to view the events on demand. Please click the book link to buy a ticket.
This event will be available to view online from Wednesday 15th at 6pm. Tickets are €5 and the event will be available to watch for 48 hours from booking.
Patrick deWitt is the internationally acclaimed author of Ablutions, The Sisters Brothers, Undermajordomo Minor, and his most recent novel French Exit. Both The Sisters Brothers and French Exit have been released as movies, the latter produced by Sony Pictures in 2020 directed by Azazel Jacobs and starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Frances Price.
Born in British Columbia, DeWitt now resides in Portland, Oregon. He will discuss French Exit and the theme of migration in his work, with Ennis Book Club Festival Artistic Director, Dani Gill.
‘My favourite book of his yet. The dialogue is dizzyingly good, the world so weird and fresh. A triumph from a writer truly in the zone.’ Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
Watch On Demand
Watch a recording of the September 11th event at your leisure.
Available to buy online from Friday 17th September – Friday 24th September
Event will be available to view for a period of 48 hours from purchase.
His writing is as buoyantly insane as its characters, DeWitt is a stealth absurdist, with a flair for dressing up rhyme as reason.’ The New Yorker
Welcome to Ennis Book Club Festival 2021!
We have been on a journey, and now get to share that journey with you.
We hosted several online events in March, which are still available to view on the March events page, and we are looking forward to an exciting day of events on September 11th, for which tickets will be available in due course.
Should you wish, you can make a donation at your discretion to the festival, through our Donations page.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Ennis Book Club Festival. Whether you are attending events, commenting on our social media, or spreading the word about the festival, it is all a great help to us. We really hope that you enjoy what we have to offer this year.
Ennis Book Club Festival acknowledges the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Clare County Council, Clare County Library, Creative Ireland and all of our sponsors, in making the festival happen.
Books by festival contributors may be purchased from Ennis Bookshop.