Dalkey Book Festival 2017 presents An Evening with Bernie Sanders

We are delighted to announced a very special event set to take place as part of The Dalkey Book Festival 2017 - ‘An Evening with Bernie Sanders’ comes to  Bord Gáis Energy Theatr on Sunday June 4 2017.  Tickets go on sale this Friday 28 April at 9AM through Ticketmaster.

On his first ever visit to Ireland, the longest serving Independent in US congressional history will join David McWilliams in conversation for this one night event.

Hugely popular across broad swathes of the American electorate, many believe Bernie Sanders could have beaten Donald Trump easily with his coherent political alternative that galvanized millions of ordinary Americans. The fight is not over. Bernie will explain his alternative vision for America and the world, spelled out in his brilliant, best-selling book, Our Revolution.

Commenting on the announcement of the event festival director Sian Smyth said “ It is an extraordinary privilege for the Dalkey Book Festival to host Bernie Sanders, we are truly delighted to bring him to Ireland for the first time. He is an iconic political figure of our time, a stunning orator and with such turmoil in the US and globally we are very much looking forward to hearing his thoughts and insights”

The theme for the Dalkey Book Festival 2017 is ‘empathy through storytelling’ and festival directors Sian Smyth and David McWilliams have invited some of the greatest authors, thinkers and agitators from across the globe to Dalkey from June 15th – 18th.

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