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Monday, 7th Oct

#WeAreThePoets
#WeAreThePoets

Poet and novelist Sarah Crossan is Ireland’s fifth Laureate na nÓg. Her theme is #WeAreThePoets...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 11am - 12.30pm, Mon 7 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Where Do Stories Come From? A Storytelling & Fiction Writing Workshop with Dave Lordan
Where Do Stories Come From? A Storytelling & Fiction Writing Workshop with Dave Lordan

Writer, performer and multimedia storyteller Dave Lordan will introduce participants to various age-old methods of...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: 6pm - 8pm, Mon 7 Oct
Venue: Clondalkin Library

Rediscovering Tallaght by Looking Up - Writer in Residence Showcase with Lisa Harding
Rediscovering Tallaght by Looking Up - Writer in Residence Showcase with Lisa Harding

Red Line Book Festival’s inaugural writer in residence, Lisa Harding invites you to a showcase...

Strand: Writer in Residence
Time: 7pm, Mon 7 Oct
Venue: Rua Red

Jack Fennell: A Brilliant Void
Jack Fennell: A Brilliant Void

Join Jack Fennell, editor of the critically-acclaimed collection, A Brilliant Void, of lesser-known works of...

Strand: Digital Worlds
Time: 7pm, Mon 7 Oct
Venue: Ballyroan Library

The Bare Reality: A Vagina Dialogue - Laura Dodsworth in conversation with Tara Flynn
The Bare Reality: A Vagina Dialogue - Laura Dodsworth in conversation with Tara Flynn

Womanhood: The Bare Reality is a collection of photographs and stories that explores the gentle...

Strand: Changing Ideas
Time: 7.30pm, Mon 7 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Tuesday, 8th Oct

Discovering the Psychology of Social Media
Discovering the Psychology of Social Media

Author of The Psychology of Social Media, Dr. Mc Mahon will bring TY students on...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 11am - 12pm, Tue 8 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey
An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey will discuss the bricks, mortar and sheer hard work that went into...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 6pm, Tue 8 Oct
Venue: The Coach House Café, Palmerstown

Michael J. Whelan Book Launch
Michael J. Whelan Book Launch

Michael J. Whelan is a historian and soldier-poet living in South Dublin, Ireland. He deployed...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: 7pm, Tue 8 Oct
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Daring Debuts with Sarah Davis-Goff, Kealan Ryan & Eoghan Smith
Daring Debuts with Sarah Davis-Goff, Kealan Ryan & Eoghan Smith

Hosted by David Butler, this event gathers three exciting debut novelists to share their journey...

Strand: Debuts
Time: 7.30pm, Tue 8 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Myth and Magic: Folktales and Legends from Around the World
Myth and Magic: Folktales and Legends from Around the World

Storyteller Wayne O’Connor will take you on an adventure through folktales and legends from around...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 10am - 11am & 11.30am - 12.30pm, Tue 8 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Wednesday, 9th Oct

When the Colours Disappear
When the Colours Disappear

When people stop believing in magic, colours disappear from Bookland where Sarah Sparkles and her...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 10am - 10.40am & 11am - 11.40am, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Magical History Tour
Magical History Tour

Join award-winning children’s writers, Judi Curtin (Lily at Lissadell), Oisín McGann (Race the Atlantic Wind...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 11am - 12pm, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Poetry Night
Poetry Night

How to Get Ahead in Poetry Join Ireland’s leading poetry publishers, Jessie Lendennie (Salmon Poetry)...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: 6pm, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Abridged Presents ‘Changeling’
Abridged Presents ‘Changeling’

This year’s central theme at Abridged Magazine is Changeling. Through happenings and publications, Abridged is...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: 6.30pm, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Rua Red

Anne Griffin in conversation with Catherine Dunne
Anne Griffin in conversation with Catherine Dunne

Join Anne Griffin, author of the critically acclaimed When All is Said, which has taken...

Strand: Debuts
Time: 7pm, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Lucan Library

Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera
Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera

Silken Thomas: The Making of a Modern Opera is a presentation which takes a look...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 7.30pm, Wed 9 Oct
Venue: Rathfarnham Castle

Thursday, 10th Oct

Dr. Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Irish Animals Workshop
Dr. Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Irish Animals Workshop

Join Aga Grandowicz, the woman behind Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals for...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 11am, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Pearse Museum

Words, Worlds, Wounds & Witches
Words, Worlds, Wounds & Witches

Witchcraft and the tang of salt and blood is present in the writing of Deirdre...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 11am - 12.30pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Short Story Night
Short Story Night

TU Dublin Short Story Competition Awards Hosted by judge June Caldwell Readings from the shortlisted...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 6pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Writing from Life with Doreen Finn
Writing from Life with Doreen Finn

We all have stories to tell, and our own unique life experiences to share. Learning...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Clondalkin Library

Writing Human Rights with Catherine Dunne, Lia Mills, Hilary Fannin and Donnah Vuma
Writing Human Rights with Catherine Dunne, Lia Mills, Hilary Fannin and Donnah Vuma

Published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, the collection Yes, We Still Drink Coffee...

Strand: Changing Ideas
Time: 7pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Vivienne Kearns in conversation with Hazel Gaynor
Vivienne Kearns in conversation with Hazel Gaynor

Debut novelist, Vivienne Kearns, will be discussing The Emerald Dress, her debut historical fiction novel...

Strand: Debuts
Time: 7pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: Ballyroan Library

Hugo Hamilton in conversation
Hugo Hamilton in conversation

Acclaimed novelist, memoirist and playwright Hugo Hamilton (The Speckled People, Hand in the Fire) will...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 7pm, Thu 10 Oct
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Friday, 11th Oct

Fairytale Friends by Booster Cushion Theatre
Fairytale Friends by Booster Cushion Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood’s friend arrives to tell us the story but has a problem...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: 10am - 11am & 12pm - 1pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

The Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love - Kathleen Watkins in conversation with Dermot Bolger
The Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love - Kathleen Watkins in conversation with Dermot Bolger

In her anthology, The Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love, Kathleen Watkins has selected...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: 3pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Franko B in Conversation with Will St. Leger
Franko B in Conversation with Will St. Leger

Franko B is an internationally acclaimed artist who works in performance as well as many...

Strand: Changing Ideas
Time: 7pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: Rua Red

Gaeilge: Anseo agus Anois – Irish: Here and Now
Gaeilge: Anseo agus Anois – Irish: Here and Now

Mar chuid d’Fheile Leabhar na Líne Deirge, beidh plé spleodrach ar an Teanga Náisiúnta le...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 7pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: Áras Chrónáin

Takin' the Mic
Takin' the Mic

The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returns to the festival for a fantastic evening...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: 8pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: The Cherrytree Pub

Joseph O’Connor & Kevin Barry in conversation with Rick O’Shea
Joseph O’Connor & Kevin Barry in conversation with Rick O’Shea

Novelist, screenwriter, playwright and broadcaster, Joseph O’Connor is the author of nine novels including Star...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 8pm, Fri 11 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Saturday, 12th Oct

The Happy Writer with Anne Tannam
The Happy Writer with Anne Tannam

Look after the writer and the writing will take care of itself. This three-hour interactive...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: 10am - 1pm, Sat 12 Oct
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Irish Animals Workshop
Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Irish Animals Workshop

Join Aga Grandowicz, the woman behind Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals for...

Strand: Red Line for Families
Time: 11am - 12pm* & 1pm - 2pm**, Sat 12 Oct
Venue: Lucan Library

Magical History Tour with Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin & Oisín McGann
Magical History Tour with Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin & Oisín McGann

Join award-winning children's writers for a fun-filled exploration of Irish history - Judi Curtin (Lily...

Strand: Red Line for Families
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Sat 12 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

So You Think Your Poem is Ready to Publish? Submitting to Journals & Competitions with Angela T. Carr
So You Think Your Poem is Ready to Publish? Submitting to Journals & Competitions with Angela T. Carr

This workshop, suitable for emerging writers who are submitting to journals and/or competitions and want...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Fiction Laureate Sebastian Barry in conversation with Dermot Bolger
Fiction Laureate Sebastian Barry in conversation with Dermot Bolger

Sebastian Barry, the current Laureate for Irish Fiction, joins us for a lively discussion of...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 2pm, Sat 12 Oct
Venue: Pearse Museum

Internet Famous - Alison Spittle with Colm O’Regan, Sophie White, Twisteddoodles & Liam Geraghty
Internet Famous - Alison Spittle with Colm O’Regan, Sophie White, Twisteddoodles & Liam Geraghty

Alison Spittle returns to host the second edition of Internet Famous, talking to Irish writers...

Strand: Digital Worlds
Time: 8pm, Sat 12 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Sunday, 13th Oct

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk by Moon + Sixpence Puppet Theatre
Jacqueline and the Beanstalk by Moon + Sixpence Puppet Theatre

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk is a retelling of the classic story that turns the gender...

Strand: Red Line for Families
Time: 12pm - 1pm & 2pm - 3pm, Sun 13 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre

Dublin Marathon – 40 Years Running
Dublin Marathon – 40 Years Running

The Dublin Marathon has become a major fixture in the Irish running calendar and a...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: 6pm, Sun 13 Oct
Venue: Civic Theatre