Colm Toibin, Leonard Cohen and the Time Traveller's Wife - all of them will feature, in some way, as part of Listowell Writers week, Abie Philbin Bowman has been picking out a few highlights for us.
The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival runs all this weekend at venues around the city. Among the comedians performing are the All Star International Improv. Two of those "stars" - Ian Coppinger and Paul Tylak, are in the International Bar, Dublin tonight. But before that they're here, live in studio, to play a game called 'Accents'
Dublin is a UNESCO city of Literature and to celebrate the fact, An Post has released a brand new stamp which is available from today.The stamp includes an entire 224 word story on it which was written by teenager Eoin Moore who reads his story for Arena. The website is www.irishstamps.ie.