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Trumpet: Fear and Release

Trumpet: Fear & Release With Abby Oliveira, Tapasya Narang, and Evgeny Shtorn In Conversation with Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan In partnership with Poetry Ireland Trumpet is Poetry Ireland’s bite-sized literary pamphlet packed with reviews, essays, and strong opinions on poetry and the arts. Its ninth issue themed ‘Fear and Release’ is due for publication in autumn 2020. […]

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Writing History with Marita Conlon-McKenna and Marianne Lee

Marita Conlon-McKenna and Marianne Lee In Conversation with Breda Brown In Partnership with National Library of Ireland Tune in to this podcast, hosted by PR Director and co-founder at Unique Media, Breda Brown, for a discussion between best-selling historical fiction writer Marita Conlon-McKenna and debut historical fiction writer Marianne Lee. Marita Conlon-McKenna became a household […]

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The Murder One Festival @ DBF: The Murder One Masterclass

Writing Crime with Sam Blake and Jo Spain In this dynamic masterclass, bestselling crime writers Sam Blake and Jo Spain come together to share the character development and plotting processes that bring their books to the bestseller lists. Whether you are writing a series or standalone, get solid tips to develop your own work and […]

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Winter Papers Launch with Kevin Barry

Winter Papers Launch with Kevin Barry, Roisin Kiberd, Tim MacGabhann, and Kerri ní Dochartaigh. Join editor Kevin Barry and contributors to celebrate the publication of the sixth volume of Winter Papers. Winter Papers is an annual anthology for the arts in Ireland and beyond. Featuring fiction, essays, photography, and visual art, along with artists in-conversation […]

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IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge @ DBF – Comhrá le Cathal: Poetry Reading and Chat

IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge Presents Theo Dorgan, Celia de Fréine and Caitríona Ní Chléirchín In Conversation with Cathal Póirtéir Triúr filí, Celia de Fréine, Theo Dorgan agus Caitríona Ní Chléirchín ag léamh asan saothar is déanaí uathu agus ealaín an aistriúcháin idir chamáin acu le Cathal Póirtéir, scríbhneoir agus craoltóir. Arna léiriú ag IMRAM Féile […]

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Denise Mina In Conversation with Liz Nugent

The Murder One Festival @ DBF: Crime in Fiction Denise Mina In Conversation with Liz Nugent Join The Murder One Festival on Facebook Live where one of Ireland’s most successful writers, Liz Nugent, will be in conversation with award-winning author, Denise Mina, discussing her latest novel, The Less Dead (Harvill Secker). The Less Dead is […]

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Here’s the Science with Professor Luke O’Neill

With Professor Luke O’Neill In partnership with Science Gallery Dublin Join one of Ireland’s favourite scientists, Professor Luke O’Neill, for a fascinating evening exploring his new book, Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science (Gill Books) in the fitting surrounds of the Science Gallery Dublin. In Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science, Luke uses his […]

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The Young Writers Delegate Programme

Dublin Book Festival are delighted to once again work with the Irish Writers Centre on their Young Writers Delegate Programme. Four writers between the ages of 18 and 26 have been welcomed to the programme by the Irish Writers Centre. The writers will attend a variety of events at Dublin Book Festival and will be […]

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RTÉ Radio 1 Arena Live Show

With Kevin Barry, Roddy Doyle and Christine Dwyer Hickey In conversation with Seán Rocks, with music from Uly In partnership with RTÉ Radio 1 Arena Live Show Tune in for an evening of conversation and music with RTÉ Radio 1’s cultural guru, Seán Rocks. Seán will be joined by prolific author Roddy Doyle, winner of […]

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An Post Irish Book Awards Winners Live Event

With Madeleine Keane In partnership with An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 Meet some of the winners from the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 at this year’s Dublin Book Festival. Madeleine Keane, Literary Editor with the Sunday Independent, will chat to a panel of 2020 winning authors to get an insight into their varied […]

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Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day with Marian Keyes

In Conversation with Róisín Ingle In partnership with Dublin City Libraries Join us for the Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day at Dublin Book Festival. International bestselling author and national treasure, Marian Keyes, will be in conversation with Irish Times writer and podcaster, Róisín Ingle. Keyes’ 2020 release, Grown Ups (Michael Joseph) is the writer’s fourteenth […]

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Are You With Me? Mike Chinoy

In Conversation With Donncha O'Connell In Partnership with Lilliput Press Join Donncha O'Connell, Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway, and Mike Chinoy, former CNN correspondent and author of Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement, as they discuss the life and work of human rights lawyer and […]

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Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day: Ireland’s Emerging Writers

Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Elaine Feeney, Patrick Freyne and Alice Lyons In Conversation with Niall MacMonagle In partnership with Dublin City Libraries Writer and critic Niall MacMonagle will host a panel discussion featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting debut writers. Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose hotly anticipated prose debut A Ghost in the […]

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Writing for Young Adults with Paper Lanterns

With Grace Kelley, Ruth Ennis, and Amy O’Sullivan In partnership with Paper Lanterns Literary Journal Are you a teenager who loves to write creatively? Or maybe you are a pro at writing your English essays? Or perhaps you are a massive bookworm and love to spend all day reading? Then this workshop is for you! […]

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Why the moon travels with Oein DeBhairduin and Michael Collins

With Oein DeBhairduin and Michael Collins In partnership with the National Botanic Gardens Oein DeBhairduin is a writer from the Traveller community with a passion for preserving Traveller tales and sayings. Why the moon travels (Skein Press) is the community activist’s debut publication. The book is a collection of folktales and retellings of stories from […]

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Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence

Patrick O’Sullivan Greene In Conversation with Ronan McGreevy Join Irish Times journalist, author of numerous historical works, and videographer, Ronan McGreevy, in conversation with award-winning equity analyst, Chartered Accountant, and author, Patrick O’Sullivan Greene. In the apt surrounds of the National Library of Ireland, they will discuss Patrick’s new book, Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil […]

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The Murder One Festival @ DBF: Louise O’Neill

Louise O'Neill In Conversation with Dil Wickremasinghe Join author Louise O’Neill in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe in the beautiful setting of the National Library of Ireland. Dil will be talking to Louise about her thrilling new novel, After the Silence (Hachette Ireland), a heart-pounding whodunnit set in an isolated coastal community. Louise […]

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Doire Press 10th Anniversary Cross-border / Cross-genre Reading & Panel Discussion

With Linda McKenna, Aoife Reilly, Dimitra Xidous, Rosemary Jenkinson and John O’Donnell In partnership with Doire Press We are delighted to invite you to join Doire Press in celebrating its tenth anniversary with a cross-border / cross-genre panel discussion and reading, featuring poets Linda McKenna, Aoife Reilly, and Dimitra Xidous, alongside short-story writers Rosemary Jenkinson […]

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The Skin Nerd

Jennifer Rock In Conversation with Nadine Reid Please join us for this insightful live online event featuring Jennifer Rock in conversation with journalist and presenter Nadine Reid. Nadine will interview Jennifer about her new book, The Skin Nerd (Hachette Ireland) which discusses how to better understand and look after the biggest organ of the human […]

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Belfast Book Festival @ DBF: Patron’s Picks

With Yan Ge and Lucy Sweeney Byrne In Conversation with Lucy Caldwell In partnership with Belfast Book Festival Join Belfast Book Festival Patron, Lucy Caldwell in conversation with two stellar short story writers, Lucy Sweeney Byrne and Yan Ge. Having recently been shortlisted for the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize Lucy’s debut short story collection Paris Syndrome (2019), explores travelling the world alone […]

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Nature Inspiring Art

John Boorman In Conversation with Darragh McCullough Join RTÉ broadcaster and author Darragh McCullough in conversation with filmmaker John Boorman from the tranquil surrounds of his rural estate in Wicklow. Here they will discuss the influence of nature on John’s work, delving into his new book John Boorman's Nature Diary: One Eye, One Finger (Lilliput […]

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Dr Malie Coyne and Dr Brendan Kelly on Coronavirus Anxiety

Dr Malie Coyne and Dr Brendan Kelly In Conversation with Trish Murphy Dr Malie Coyne is an expert in children’s mental health. Her debut book, Love In, Love Out: A Compassionate Approach To Parenting Your Anxious Child (HarperCollins Ireland), published in July 2020, comes at a time when children’s mental health is facing a significant challenge […]

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The Truth About Loss

Niamh Fitzpatrick In Conversation with Neil Delamere Join award-winning comedian, Neil Delamere, well known to audiences for his frequent appearances on RTÉ and BBC, in conversation with author and experienced psychologist, Niamh Fitzpatrick, as they tackle the question of how to confront immeasurable loss, while finding hope along the way. Niamh set out to answer this […]

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Catching the Worm with Dr William C. Campbell

In conversation with Maria Delaney In partnership with Royal Irish Academy and RDS Library Please join Dublin Book Festival for a captivating conversation with biologist and Nobel laureate, Dr William C. Campbell, about his new memoir Catching the Worm (Royal Irish Academy), wherein he recounts his early life in Donegal, his time studying zoology in […]

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The Queer Body: A poetry reading and discussion

Seán Hewitt, Liz Quirke, and Mark Ward In Conversation with Sasha de Buyl In partnership with Cúirt International Festival of Literature Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Sasha de Buyl, will lead a discussion between poets Seán Hewitt, Liz Quirke, and Mark Ward on the ins and outs of the queer body in […]

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