Professional Development

The Literary Journal Movement with Sean Hayes, Laura Cassidy and Tara McEvoy
Saturday 12th November @ 3:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
Join us for a fascinating panel discussion between Seán Hayes, co-editor of Tolka, Tara McEvoy of The Tangerine, and Laura Cassidy, co-editor of Banshee. The editors will discuss founding their journals, how to submit and publish your work, demystifying the publishing process and the Irish literary community at work today. The panel will take questions […]

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Raising Voices Showcase
Sunday 13th November @ 3:30 pm
New Theatre, Temple Bar
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
Raising Voices is a programme run by Dublin Book Festival, Childrens’ Books Ireland, Publishing Ireland, Illustrators Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig. The aim of the programme is to develop and support aspiring artists who make work for children and young adults and whose voices have been underrepresented in literature. The fellowship hopes […]

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Publishing Ireland Trade Day
Friday 11th November @ 10:00 am
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
Publishing Ireland’s annual Trade Day is an informative and engaging mix of expertise from some key players across the publishing spectrum, and this year’s event is extra special as they celebrate the 10th edition of this key date in the publishing calendar, and at a new location in the Chester Beatty. Speakers from home and […]

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ProperBook: Words and Pictures Picturebooks, Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Saturday 12th November @ 11:00 am
dlr LexIcon Studio
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
With Sarah Webb, Alan Nolan and Aoife Murray in conversation with Bruno Batista, Helen Carr, Andrew Donkin, Aoife Dooley, Sarah McIntyre and Lydia Silver. Are you interested in writing or illustrating a picturebook but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a graphic novel for young readers and want to know […]

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One to One: Sharing the Craft BOOKED OUT! Tríona Campbell, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and David Ralph in conversation with Brendan Mac Evilly
Saturday 12th November @ 1:30 pm
Chester Beatty
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
No one will write your book for you except you, but having a mentor through formal relationship or friendship can be instrumental in the development of your work in progress, your craft and confidence. This session will look at the broader question of what it means to write well, and how a mentor can help […]

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Mic-Drop With Dave Rudden The Dave Rudden Author Event Masterclass at MoLI presented by Children’s Books Ireland
Tuesday 08th November @ 10:00 am
The Learning Room at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
Join award-winning author and event veteran Dave Rudden as he guides debut authors through how to put together a stellar author event. This event is presented in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland and is for newly published children’s authors who are gearing up for live events with audiences. Whether it’s a school visit, bookshop appearance, […]

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Literary Producer Event Facilitated by Valerie Bistany and Julianne Siron
Thursday 10th November @ 11:00 am
Royal Irish Academy
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
The Arts world has had to adapt considerably in the last number of years. So much has changed in the media landscape and audience engagement since Covid. There seems to be an increased expectation for every event to take on a multitude of formats – online, hybrid, live-streaming and more. This event will be part […]

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