Autumn is well and truly upon us!
It’s the season for woolly sweaters, for Halloween decorations and crunching amber-hued leaves underfoot. For hiding from bracing winds under tightly wound scarves, and slowly warming weary bones in front of roaring fires. Most of all, it’s the season for curling up under blankets with a good book. Or, a good book event.
With the festival going online this year, we’ve been working with some utterly spectacular partners to bring this year’s experience to life: the Murder One Festival, Belfast Book Festival, Listowel Writer’s Week and Féile IMRAM, just to name a few. However, given how 2020 has felt thus far, November seems very far away, and with so many partners and so many events to show off, we wanted to give each event the time it deserved, and that meant not constraining ourselves to just one week of the year. It’s a time of experimentation for us as we try out new ways to bring you the contents of the festival right to your home, so with so much to show you, why wait for Winter!
We’re proud to present the DBF Autumn Series, a collection of events throughout September and October to keep you warm during the ever-lengthening nights. Some huge names will be joining us through the season, including Graham Norton in conversation with Rick O’Shea, former Irish State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy discussing her memoirs, Kevin Barry and the contributors to Winter Papers celebrating the launch of Volume VI, Professor Luke O’Neill exploring the science of his newest book in the Dublin Science Gallery, and so much more!
Our first event, in collaboration with the wonderful people at Dublin UNESCO, features the sensational Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of this year’s One City One Book choice, Tatty, in conversation with critic Niall MacMonagle at the beautiful Kevin Street Library reading room. Including musical guests performing from the Hugh Lane Gallery, it’s not an experience to be missed, and you can register on our event page to watch it. Hurry though, the event streams tomorrow at 7pm.
We’re so excited to share more of these events with you in the coming months, and we hope all of this inspires you to join us for the festival proper come November. Be sure to keep up to date with our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages to hear more from us and our event partners as we continue on through to the 2020 Dublin Book Festival.