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Bram Stoker, Dracula and Irish Gothic Fiction

Bram Stoker, Dracula and Irish Fiction poster

The dead, the undead and the supernatural have always been important elements of Irish culture and tradition. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the pre-cursor to Halloween, celebrated the division of the year between its lighter and darker halves, when the doors between this world and the next were opened.

It is not surprising that writers from Ireland rank among the best known in Gothic fiction. Dublin-born Bram Stoker and his literary landmark 'Dracula' will be the focus of this special event on Irish Gothic literature at 18.30 on Wednesday, 2 November.

Join us for a spine-chilling evening of readings and discussion in Warsaw's Pałac pod Blachą (beside the Royal Castle). Our special guest will be Dr. Jarlath Killeen of Trinity College Dublin, an expert on Irish Gothic literature and editor of two books on major Irish writers of Gothic fiction: 'Oscar Wilde' (2010) and 'Bram Stoker' (2013).

Entry is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register here.

Polish-English interpretation will be provided.