There is an upcoming event in Dublin that may interest readers here. The POD is hosting Mindfield a festival of the spoken word – from the blurb
Grown from the hugely popular spoken word arena at the Electric Picnic festival and the regular Leviathan: Political Cabaret events, MindField celebrates the spoken word with an exciting and diverse international programme of conversation, poetry and theatre.
As well as interactive debate and discussion on everything from sport to economics; politics to architecture; and media to fashion, there will be performances of poetry and theatre and innovative and entertaining free events like Salon du Chat and Chaos Thaoghaire. There will also be book stalls, great food and drink the complete urban festival.
Speakers / performers include – Alastair Campbell, Robert Fisk, Jon Snow, David McWilliams, Eamon Dunphy, Gil Scott-Heron & many more over three days.
No bio, some books worth reading – The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley .
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance -Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm