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Pre-Festival Events

Monday, 8th Oct

Reading is Magic
Reading is Magic

Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs...

Strand: Red Line for Tots
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 10:00am
Venue:

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Garbo Productions presents Follow The Yellow Brick Road by Margaret Callan Bergin Theatre Artist and...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Clondalkin Library

Michael Dignam: Launch of Suburban Cookie Collector with Colm Reynor & Al Keegan
Michael Dignam: Launch of Suburban Cookie Collector with Colm Reynor & Al Keegan

What dynamics and social structures form in a constructed space? Does it shape who we...

Strand: Rua Red
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 6:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Personal Archaeology with Mary O’Donnell: Fieldwork in Language and Feeling
Personal Archaeology with Mary O’Donnell: Fieldwork in Language and Feeling

All experience we have in life is valuable. Join author Mary O’Donnell, whose new collection...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 6:30pm
Venue: Lucan Library

Andrew McMillan In Conversation
Andrew McMillan In Conversation

South Yorkshire-raised poet Andrew McMillan’s debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 7:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Angela Nagle: Kill All Normies
Angela Nagle: Kill All Normies

In her best-selling book Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to...

Strand: Digital Worlds
Time: Mon 8 Oct, 8:15pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Tuesday, 9th Oct

Reading is Magic
Reading is Magic

Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs...

Strand: Red Line for Tots
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 10:00am
Venue:

Susie & The Story Shredder
Susie & The Story Shredder

In a faraway land where children’s stories are banned, the children are rebelling and writing...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Garbo Productions presents Follow The Yellow Brick Road by Margaret Callan Bergin Theatre Artist and...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Susie & The Story Shredder
Susie & The Story Shredder

In a faraway land where children’s stories are banned, the children are rebelling and writing...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 12:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Not a Lonely Road with Jane Robinson How To Create & Sustain a Writing Group
Not a Lonely Road with Jane Robinson How To Create & Sustain a Writing Group

Come along to this workshop and learn how to form a new writing group. Writer...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 6:30pm
Venue: Clondalkin Library

Peter F. Hamilton in Conversation
Peter F. Hamilton in Conversation

A back catalogue of over 20 bestsellers has secured Peter F. Hamilton’s position as one...

Strand: Digital Worlds
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 7pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Creative Non-Fiction with Rob Doyle
Creative Non-Fiction with Rob Doyle

Some of today’s most stimulating writers have turned away from fiction to explore the creative...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 7:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Victorian Mavericks: Nuala O’Connor, Bernie McGill & Caroline Busher
Victorian Mavericks: Nuala O’Connor, Bernie McGill & Caroline Busher

In the Victorian era, women were forced to endure many inequalities in terms of marriage...

Strand: Historic Heroines
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 7.30pm
Venue: Pearse Museum

Internet Famous: Alison Spittle, Tara Flynn, Aoife Dooley & More
Internet Famous: Alison Spittle, Tara Flynn, Aoife Dooley & More

Internet Famous: Alison Spittle, Tara Flynn, Aoife Dooley, Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen Award-winning comedian...

Strand: Digital Worlds
Time: Tue 9 Oct, 8pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Wednesday, 10th Oct

Reading is Magic
Reading is Magic

Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs...

Strand: Red Line for Tots
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 10:00am
Venue:

The Magic Bookshop
The Magic Bookshop

A treasure trove of wonders where old books ock together and their stories hop from...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Author Visit - Cethan Leahy
Author Visit - Cethan Leahy

Young Adult author Cethan Leahy discusses his novel Tuesdays are Just as Bad; a witty...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Podcasting Workshops With Createschool
Podcasting Workshops With Createschool

Learn how to podcast! An engaging workshop designed to encourage students to work as part...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Booked! Reading Sport
Booked! Reading Sport

This event is sure to delight sport enthusiasts; as sportswriters Helena Pielichaty, Alan Nolan &...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 11:00am
Venue: Tallaght Stadium

The Magic Bookshop
The Magic Bookshop

A treasure trove of wonders where old books ock together and their stories hop from...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 11:30am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Author Visit - Cethan Leahy
Author Visit - Cethan Leahy

Young Adult author Cethan Leahy discusses his novel Tuesdays are Just as Bad; a witty...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 11:30am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Podcasting Workshops With Createschool
Podcasting Workshops With Createschool

Learn how to podcast! An engaging workshop designed to encourage students to work as part...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 12:00pm
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

The Magic Bookshop
The Magic Bookshop

A treasure trove of wonders where old books ock together and their stories hop from...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 1:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Red Lines Launch & The 2018 Poetry Competition Awards
Red Lines Launch & The 2018 Poetry Competition Awards

Red Lines: Launch of selected poems from the Red Line Book Festival & The 201...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 6pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

This Voice: Writing & The Working Class
This Voice: Writing & The Working Class

A working class hero is something to be... Although working class characters are well represented...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 7.00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Magic in My Eyes: Hardy’s Poems of Love & Loss
Magic in My Eyes: Hardy’s Poems of Love & Loss

A collaboration between three actors and the Delmaine String Quartet that explores one of the...

Strand: Historic Heroines
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 7pm
Venue: Rathfarnham Castle

Mná and the Law: Justice Marie Baker & Constance Cassidy SC in Conversation
Mná and the Law: Justice Marie Baker & Constance Cassidy SC in Conversation

Justice Marie Baker and Constance Cassidy SC join forces to discuss women in politics, the...

Strand: Historic Heroines
Time: Wed 10 Oct, 7pm
Venue: Court of Petty Sessions Rathcoole

Thursday, 11th Oct

Reading is Magic
Reading is Magic

Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs...

Strand: Red Line for Tots
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 10am
Venue:

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World
Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

Join authors Marita Conlon-McKenna, Anna Carey and Sarah Webb (author of the recently published Blazing...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Civic Theatre

ITT Short Story Competition Awards
ITT Short Story Competition Awards

The Institute of Technology, Tallaght and Red Line Book Festival invite you to the announcement...

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 6pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

The Lost & Found Writing Workshop with Eileen Casey
The Lost & Found Writing Workshop with Eileen Casey

The Lost & Found Writing Workshop is an ideal way to explore the business of...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 6:00pm
Venue: The Coach House, Palmerstown

Fiction: Voice, Character & Dramatic Action with Lisa Harding
Fiction: Voice, Character & Dramatic Action with Lisa Harding

This three hour interactive workshop explores what makes characters memorable, how to find an authentic...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 6:00pm
Venue: County Library, Tallaght

Not a Lonely Road with Jane Robinson How To Create & Sustain a Writing Group
Not a Lonely Road with Jane Robinson How To Create & Sustain a Writing Group

Come along to this workshop and learn how to form a new writing group. Writer...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 6:30pm
Venue: Ballyroan Library

Immigrant Voices with Mark Granier
Immigrant Voices with Mark Granier

For several years, Mark Granier has been facilitating workshops for the New Irish Communities project...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 7:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Anam an Náisiúin Celebrating the Soul of The Nation
Anam an Náisiúin Celebrating the Soul of The Nation

An evening to celebrate Clondalkin’s new status as a Líonra Gaeilge and Bliain na Gaeilge...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pm
Venue: The Round Tower Clondalkin

Abridged and New Voices
Abridged and New Voices

Abridged is an ongoing Derry-Londonderry based project, coordinated by Gregory McCartney with assistance from Susanna...

Strand: Rua Red
Time: Thu 11 Oct, 7:30pm
Venue: Rua Red

Take Off Your Cornflakes
Take Off Your Cornflakes

Take Off Your Cornflakes is a portrait of a marriage, and yet, a love story...

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

Friday, 12th Oct

Reading is Magic
Reading is Magic

Storytime with Sarah Sparkles Introducing tots to the magic of books and reading. Using songs...

Strand: Red Line for Tots
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Tallaght Adventure World

Howling Wolves & Runaway Pancakes
Howling Wolves & Runaway Pancakes

Storyteller Patrick Ryan brings an hour of fun and silliness through traditional folk tales from...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 10am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Garbo Productions presents Follow The Yellow Brick Road by Margaret Callan Bergin Theatre Artist and...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 10:00am
Venue: Ballyroan Library

Ginormous Giants & Sassy Spooks
Ginormous Giants & Sassy Spooks

Ghost stories and folk-tales provide an adventurous escape with storyteller Patrick Ryan. Class: 3rd to...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 11:00am
Venue: Civic Theatre

Go Go Gothic
Go Go Gothic

Tales from the dark side of the romantic and gothic traditions, with stories connected to...

Strand: Red Line Schools
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 12:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Emilie Pine: Notes to Self
Emilie Pine: Notes to Self

So often we moderate, limit – or simply do not utter – what it is...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 7pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Truth is Stranger than Fiction with June Caldwell
Truth is Stranger than Fiction with June Caldwell

In an era of mash-up and false news, how convincing does our fiction need to...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 7:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Takin' the Mic with Marcus Mac Conghail, David Butler, Henrietta McKervey & Sarah Clancy
Takin' the Mic with Marcus Mac Conghail, David Butler, Henrietta McKervey & Sarah Clancy

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

Strand: Poetic License
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 8pm
Venue: The Cherrytree Pub

Rick O’Shea Book Club True Lives: Lynn Ruane, Declan Lynch & Tony O’Reilly
Rick O’Shea Book Club True Lives: Lynn Ruane, Declan Lynch & Tony O’Reilly

Join RTÉ broadcaster Rick O’Shea for an exciting Red Line Book Festival edition of the...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Fri 12 Oct, 8.15pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Saturday, 13th Oct

Mná na hÉireann: Liz Gillis, Sinéad McCoole, Dr. Kate O’Malley & Joe Duffy
Mná na hÉireann: Liz Gillis, Sinéad McCoole, Dr. Kate O’Malley & Joe Duffy

To mark the centenary of Irish women winning the right to vote, join us for...

Strand: Historic Heroines
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 11am - 4pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Follow The Yellow Brick Road
Follow The Yellow Brick Road

This event is now fully booked - please follow the booking link to add your...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 12:00pm
Venue: Lucan Library

Eileen Battersby: Teethmarks on My Tongue
Eileen Battersby: Teethmarks on My Tongue

Writer and literary reviewer Eileen Battersby joins us to read from her acclaimed novel, Teethmarks...

Strand: Rua Red
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 2:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

One Yummy Mummy Family Food Made Easy with Jolene Cox
One Yummy Mummy Family Food Made Easy with Jolene Cox

Food blogger Jolene Cox loves sharing her cooking tips on her multi-award winning blog, OneYummyMummy.com...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 2pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Creative Writing for Teens with Colm Reynor
Creative Writing for Teens with Colm Reynor

Join us for a creative writing workshop with Colm Reynor, aimed at teenagers. Exercises will...

Strand: Tools of the Trade Workshops
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 2:00pm
Venue: Rua Red

Killer Instincts
Killer Instincts

Crazy about crime fiction? Killer Instincts is the event for you! Hosted by Sam Blake...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sat 13 Oct, 8:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Sunday, 14th Oct

Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood

Ireland’s traveling marionette theatre, Moon & Sixpence, present a cheeky version of Red Riding Hood...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 14 Oct, 12:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre

Sunday Miscellany
Sunday Miscellany

For nearly 50 years, Sunday morning on RTÉ Radio 1 has meant Sunday Miscellany. Reportage...

Strand: Signature Series
Time: Sun 14 Oct, 6:00pm
Venue: Civic Theatre