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July 2018

Michael Hughes

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join Us for this very special Book Launch with Michael Hughes,  a vivid and brutal reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set in the Troubles of the late twentieth-century. That was the start of it. A terrible business altogether. Oh, it was all kept off the news, for the sake of the talks and the ceasefire. But them that were around that part of the country remember every bit. Wait now till you hear the rest. Northern Ireland, 1996. After twenty-five years…

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Birds of Chicago

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street
Belfast, BT1 2LA United Kingdom
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£12.50

Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Birds of Chicago was born in…

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August 2018

Adrian McKinty & Liam McIlvanney

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join Us in No Alibis Bookstore to welcome back two of the finest writers of contemporary Crime Fiction. Adrian was born and grew up in Carrickfergus , Northern Ireland. After studying philosophy at Oxford University heI emigrated to New York City.Living in Harlem for five years he worked in bars, bookstores, building sites and finally the basement stacks of the Columbia University Medical School Library in Washington Heights. His first full length novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted…

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MALOJIAN – LIVE AND UNPLUGGED

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join us for an evening of beautifully crafted sounds with Stevie Scullion AKA Malojian. Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more.... But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd and…

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September 2018

Through Hollow Lands. Thomas Paul Burgess. Belfast Book Launch

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Like Brian Moore given a make-over by James Ellroy. Excellent stuff. (Bestselling novelist Colin Bateman) Join us for an afternoon with Thomas Paul Burgess Thomas Paul Burgess was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a published academic, novelist and songwriter / musician with his band Ruefrex – with whom he achieved commercial and critical success through the release of seven singles and three albums. His first novel, White Church, Black Mountain is a political thriller, dealing with the emerging…

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