Presented by the festival in association with the Office Of Public Works, the summit will be held at Glebe House & Gallery on July 14 and 15.
The weekend will be curated by broadcaster and writer Sinéad Gleeson and features a host of interesting speakers and various topics.
Ramelton based writer and broadcaster Derek O’Connor will host The Rise Of Irish Crime Fiction and will speak to acclaimed writers Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt and Paul Charles.
Declan Hughes’ career as a crime novelist is rooted in long-standing passions: for the genre, for good writing in any genre, and for the absurdities of modern life.
Arlene Hunt is a unique voice in Irish crime fiction. Her dark and atmospheric stories perfectly capture the grimy underworld of Dublin and beyond.
She began writing at the age of 27, and produced her first novel, Vicious Circle, within the year and has since written a litany of best-sellers.
Paul Charles is primarily known for the Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy series. “In 1996, inspired by Colin Dexter (the creator of Inspector Morse), I attempted my first Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy Mystery, I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, which was published the following year,” said Paul.
There will be other events to look forward to as part of the summit, including ‘Banter – Irish culture and the way it might not look at you…’ as Sinéad Gleeson is joined by Jim Carroll (Irish Times), filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson and Donegal’s own writer and performer, Little John Nee; Glebe Gallery Storytelling on Film; Post Boom Narratives and more exciting talks.
For more information on The Glebe Cultural Summit and other great Spoken Word events taking place during this year’s Earagail Arts Festival log onto www.eaf.ie