Effectively Chairing Literary Events Anna Carey

In Partnership with Children's Books Ireland

  • Friday 10th November @ 11:00 am
  • The Learning Room at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)
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Join award-winning author and journalist Anna Carey to find out more about chairing literary events. Ireland abounds with literary festivals and effective chairs are very much in demand. Come  along to learn skills and tips in chairing engaging, informative and fun literary events. This training session is presented in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland and is intended to provide training for anyone who would like to gain skills in chairing literary events for all types of audiences.

This is a 2 hour workshop taking place 11am – 1pm.

Note: If you are unwaged or a student, we have a limited number of tickets set aside at no fee. Please do get in touch at info@dublinbookfestival.com. In addition, event partner Children’s Books Ireland can also provide some financial support for anyone who requires it towards travel, accommodation and child care costs, please let us know about your needs and what level of financial support would allow you to attend this event. Again, please do get in touch at info@dublinbookfestival.com. All information shared is strictly confidential.


Anna Carey is a journalist and author from Dublin who has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and many other publications. Anna’s first book, The Real Rebecca, was published in 2011, and went on to win the Senior Children’s Book prize at the Irish Book Awards. Rebecca returned in the critically acclaimed Rebecca’s Rules, Rebecca Rocks and Rebecca is Always Right. The Making of Mollie (2016) was her first historical novel and was shortlisted for the Senior Children’s Book prize at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and was followed by the sequel, Mollie on the March, which received rave reviews. Anna’s most recent book The Boldness of Betty was also shortlisted for the Senior Children’s Book prize at the 2020 Irish Book Awards and features a cameo appearance from our favourite suffragette, Mollie.