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[John Waters]

NOT the popular British wrestler, grapple fans.

He’s in heaven

No. What happened to the ‘Great Father’?

DalkeyBookFestival writes:

“Author, columnist and Dalkey resident, John Waters, will discuss the role and impact of the father and the crisis of fatherhood in modern culture…’What Happened To The Great Father. Based on the experience of his previous appearances at Dalkey, this is likely to be a sell-out event. Sunday 22nd June, 2014 at 17.00. Tickets €10….”

What Happened The Great Father? (Dalkey Book Festival)

Pic: Independent.ie screengrab

Laura Miller writes:

It has been drawn to my attention that the Dalkey Book Festival has changed its status from non-profit making enterprise (which most book festivals are e.g. Hay festival) to a limited company. The festival is heavily sponsored, participants are not paid a penny and all who work
on it are volunteers. Who gets the profits and why hasn’t this been more broadly advertised? Surprised Broadsheet not onto it