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Dublin Book Festival and Second Captains presents Kellie Harrington in conversation
Thursday 27th October @ 7:00 pm
Liberty Hall
  • Main Programme
Join boxer Kellie Harrington in conversation with Second Captains as they delve into Kellie’s autobiography Kellie (Penguin). Kellie Harrington grew up in Dublin’s north inner city and was in danger of going down the wrong path in life before she discovered boxing. Her local boxing club was all-male and initially wouldn’t let her join, but […]

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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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Irish Women’s Speeches in Two Volumes Eilish O’Carroll, Nora Owen and Sonja Tiernan in conversation with Catriona Crowe
Tuesday 08th November @ 6:30 pm
dlr LexIcon Library
  • History
  • Main Programme
Through their speeches, Irish women have inspired change, altered laws and instilled hope. Irish Women’s Speeches: Vol 1 (University College Dublin Press) showcases historical and political figures who helped shape modern Ireland and aided the development of societies globally. Irish Women’s Speeches: Vol 2 (University College Dublin Press) showcases women related to the arts, culture […]

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Nature Escape in the City Walking Tour with John Connell
Wednesday 09th November @ 1:00 pm
Spencer Dock
  • Main Programme
  • Nature
Join us for this lunchtime walk, led by author John Connell, to discover a feeling of escape to nature within the urban landscape. Walk the quiet and leafy banks of the Royal Canal, from Spencer Dock up towards Lock 1, culminating at Mud Island Community Garden, a beautiful community space on what was once derelict […]

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Just Ask: Q & A for new children’s writers and illustrators with Paddy Donnelly, Patricia Forde and Sarah Webb
Wednesday 09th November @ 7:00 pm
Online
  • Main Programme
Do you want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a picturebook but don’t know how many words it should be (or if it needs illustrations)? Are you an artist hoping to break into the world of children’s books? This is the event for you! Paddy […]

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Crime in the City Roxanne Bouchard, Abir Mukherjee and Antti Tuomainen in conversation with Sinéad Crowley
Wednesday 09th November @ 7:00 pm
Online
  • Main Programme
Following on from last year’s successful crime event, we return to a gathering of some of the sharpest literary criminal minds from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world. This time, inspired by cities of literature Québec, Edinburgh and Kuhmo in Finland, we are joined by Roxanne Bouchard, Abir Mukherjee and Antti Tuomainen in conversation […]

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IWC Bilingual Takin’ The Mic In partnership with the Irish Writers Centre
Wednesday 09th November @ 8:00 pm
Irish Writers Centre
  • Main Programme
Takin’ the Mic returns to Dublin Book Festival for an evening of poetry and prose. There will be a special guest performance along with our usual open mic slots for poets, writers, musicians and comedians. Everybody welcome! Tá Takin’ the Mic ag Dublin Book Festival le hghaidh sár-oíche filíochta, focal labhartha agus grinn i mBéarla […]

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The Truth About Riley with Sinéad Moriarty
Thursday 10th November @ 10:30 am
Dolphin’s Barn Library
  • Schools' Programme
Age: 4th – 6th class A poignant and thought-provoking read, The Truth About Riley (Gill Books) explores the topical issues of homelessness and debt, considering what happens when our world as we know it begins to crumble, and how sometimes it can be those we least expect who step in to help. Join author Sinéad […]

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