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Pre-Festival Events

Unroar – Online  Outdoor Poetry in a Time of Ecological Crisis
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Unroar – Online Outdoor Poetry in a Time of Ecological Crisis

Inviting poets and writers with an interest in poetry, environment...

Strand: Writer in Residence
Time: Mon 30 Aug - Mon 18 Oct
Venue: Various

Monday, 11th Oct

Exhibition: White Porcelain Bowls by Barbara A. Morton
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Exhibition: White Porcelain Bowls by Barbara A. Morton

Available to visit during County Library, Tallaght opening hours. This unique exhibition, incorporating digital reproductions...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Mon 11 - Sat 16 Oct
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Andrew McMillan: In Conversation with Seán Hewitt
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Andrew McMillan: In Conversation with Seán Hewitt

Seán Hewitt will be joined by award-winning poet Andrew McMillan to discuss his new collection...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Mon 11 Oct, 7.30pm
Venue: Online

Tuesday, 12th Oct

Selected Poems: John Mcauliffe in conversation with Michael Schmidt
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Selected Poems: John Mcauliffe in conversation with Michael Schmidt

A Selected Poems is the occasion for a retrospect and a survey, trying to detect...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Tue 12 Oct, 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Online

Wednesday, 13th Oct

Poetry Night Red Line Book Festival Poetry Awards hosted by Seán Hewitt
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Poetry Night Red Line Book Festival Poetry Awards hosted by Seán Hewitt

You’re invited to a special night of poetry as part of the Red Line Book...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Wed 13 Oct, 7pm - 8pm
Venue: The Civic

Thomas Mann’s War: Tobias Boes in conversation with Rebecca Braun
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Thomas Mann’s War: Tobias Boes in conversation with Rebecca Braun

Complementing our Thomas Mann events with Colm Tóibín, this fascinating discussion with Tobias Boes, Professor...

Strand: Thomas Mann
Time: Wed 13 Oct, 8pm - 9pm
Venue: Online

Live-stream: 1920s Bookclub: Rick O’Shea in conversation with Emily Hourican & Selina Guinness
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Live-stream: 1920s Bookclub: Rick O’Shea in conversation with Emily Hourican & Selina Guinness

As part of this year’s Roaring Twenties strand we are delighted to be hosting a...

Strand: Roaring Twenties
Time: Wed 13 Oct, 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Online

Thursday, 14th Oct

Liz Quirke & Annemarie Ní Churreáin in conversation with Jessica Traynor
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Liz Quirke & Annemarie Ní Churreáin in conversation with Jessica Traynor

Second collections often reflect a growth in the poetic voice: more assured, more risk-taking, and...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Thu 14 Oct, 6pm
Venue: Online

Detransition, Baby: Torrey Peters in conversation with Shon Faye
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Detransition, Baby: Torrey Peters in conversation with Shon Faye

Torrey Peters’ Detransition, Baby has taken the world by storm. It was the first novel...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Thu 14 Oct, 8pm - 9pm
Venue: Online

Friday, 15th Oct

Bridgerton: Julia Quinn in conversation with Sheila O’Flanagan
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Bridgerton: Julia Quinn in conversation with Sheila O’Flanagan

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing university and has been...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Fri 15 Oct, 8pm
Venue: Online

Saturday, 16th Oct

Jack Wise
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Jack Wise

Laugh and smile as Jack Wise puts on a dazzling display of magic and mayhem...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 11am - 12pm
Venue: Clondalkin Library

Dublin in the Rare Auld Times Irish History Live with Michael Moylan (Tallaght) - BOOKED OUT
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Dublin in the Rare Auld Times Irish History Live with Michael Moylan (Tallaght) - BOOKED OUT

Would you like to live 100 years ago in the rare auld times? Irish History...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 11:30am & 1pm
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Musical Tots - BOOKED OUT
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Musical Tots - BOOKED OUT

Musical Tots is a fun-filled, structured musical class which caters specifically for babies and toddlers...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Ballyroan Library

[Cancelled] Zine Museum: A Bilingual Workshop
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[Cancelled] Zine Museum: A Bilingual Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances we regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled.Gemma's...

Strand: Tools of the Trade
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 11.30am & 2pm
Venue: Online

Wild Poem: Children's Nature Poetry Workshop with Nell Regan
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Wild Poem: Children's Nature Poetry Workshop with Nell Regan

Come and explore the new garden space of North Clondalkin Library - we’ll have fun...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 12pm - 1pm
Venue: North Clondalkin Library (NCL)

1920s Rhythm & Rhyme: Poetry Workshop with Eileen Casey - BOOKED OUT
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1920s Rhythm & Rhyme: Poetry Workshop with Eileen Casey - BOOKED OUT

This workshop is for lovers of poetry and 1920s dance music. Where you will combine...

Strand: Tools of the Trade
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 12pm - 2pm
Venue: Online

Waffles the Wonderful
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Waffles the Wonderful

Meet Waffles the Wonderful, Ireland’s favourite female magician and her mind- reading bear Boo-boo. You’ll...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Castletymon Library

The Funbelievable Science Show - BOOKED OUT
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The Funbelievable Science Show - BOOKED OUT

Laugh and learn as students help Dr. Brain with experiments and demonstrations. Dr. Brain performs...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Lucan Library

Musical Tots
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Musical Tots

Musical Tots is a fun-filled, structured musical class which caters specifically for babies and toddlers...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 2pm - 3pm
Venue: North Clondalkin Library (NCL)

COVID19: Update on Therapeutics & Vaccines  Luke O'Neill in conversation with Dr. Shubhangi Karmakar
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COVID19: Update on Therapeutics & Vaccines Luke O'Neill in conversation with Dr. Shubhangi Karmakar

Covid 19 has been on all of our minds since at least March 2020. It...

Strand: Wellbeing
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 3pm - 4pm
Venue: The Civic

Mapping (The Magdalene Series) Feat. Rachel Fallon, Sinéad Gleeson, Alice Maher & Stephen Shannon - WAITING LIST ONLY
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Mapping (The Magdalene Series) Feat. Rachel Fallon, Sinéad Gleeson, Alice Maher & Stephen Shannon - WAITING LIST ONLY

As part of The Redline Book Festival a private preview of both galleries will be...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Rua Red

A Shock to the System: Keith Ridgway & Niall Bourke in conversation with Niamh Campbell
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A Shock to the System: Keith Ridgway & Niall Bourke in conversation with Niamh Campbell

'A Shock inhabits the secret life of a city, its hidden energies. It dramatizes how...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 6pm - 7pm
Venue: The Civic

Gatsby Night with The Cotton Club Quartet
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Gatsby Night with The Cotton Club Quartet

In continuation of our Roaring Twenties theme of this year’s festival we invite you for...

Strand: Roaring Twenties
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 8pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Civic

#Obsessed: Megan Nolan & Eliza Clark in conversation with Sasha de Buyl
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#Obsessed: Megan Nolan & Eliza Clark in conversation with Sasha de Buyl

Join us for a conversation with two rising debut novelists, Megan Nolan and Eliza Clark...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 16 Oct, 8pm
Venue: Online

Sunday, 17th Oct

Garbo Productions Presents the Premier of ‘Wooden Heart’ A curious Tale told through Shadows
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Garbo Productions Presents the Premier of ‘Wooden Heart’ A curious Tale told through Shadows

Miss Picklefeather is very curious and has lots of questions about everything……. Then one day...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 11am - 11.40am
Venue: The Civic

Garbo Productions Presents the Premier of ‘Wooden Heart’ A curious Tale told through Shadows
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Garbo Productions Presents the Premier of ‘Wooden Heart’ A curious Tale told through Shadows

Miss Picklefeather is very curious and has lots of questions about everything……. Then one day...

Strand: Red Line for Kids
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Venue: The Civic

Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War Diarmaid Ferriter in conversation with Richard Crowley - WAITING LIST ONLY
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Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War Diarmaid Ferriter in conversation with Richard Crowley - WAITING LIST ONLY

Join Ireland’s best-known historian Diarmaid Ferriter for a special in conversation with Richard Crowley. At...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Casement Aerodrome

Drawing Inspiration from Irish Language Poets & Translators with  Annemarie Ní Churreáin
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Drawing Inspiration from Irish Language Poets & Translators with Annemarie Ní Churreáin

What can we learn from Irish language voices? Where can poets who are new to...

Strand: Tools of the Trade
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Online

For the Atoll: The Far Flung Trio Live with readings by Jane Robinson
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For the Atoll: The Far Flung Trio Live with readings by Jane Robinson

For the Atoll is a new poem and song cycle - with words written by...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 4pm - 5pm
Venue: The Civic

The Biographer’s Toolkit: Workshop with Henry Martin - WAITING LIST ONLY
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The Biographer’s Toolkit: Workshop with Henry Martin - WAITING LIST ONLY

Delivered by an award-winning biographer and creative writing lecturer, this interactive workshop is suitable for...

Strand: Tools of the Trade
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 4pm - 6pm
Venue: Online

Pure Magic: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Kevin Power
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Pure Magic: Colm Tóibín in conversation with Kevin Power

€12 / €10 (or €20 / €15 when purchasing a ticket to The Buddenbrooks Book...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 6pm - 7pm
Venue: The Civic

Howdie-Skelp: New Poetry by Paul Muldoon
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Howdie-Skelp: New Poetry by Paul Muldoon

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet delivers a sharp wake-up call with his “howdie-skelp” which is a...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 17 Oct, 7.15pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Online