Calling All Volunteer Bookworms!




This year sees us celebrate our 10th year and we want to invite you to the literary party of the year. It may be cold outside but this winter let us warm you with our anniversary edition of Dublin Book Festival boasting guests in conversation like our diverse leading ladies one of Ireland’s most celebrated, witty and forthright political figures, Mary O Rourke and Alan Amsby as National Trail Blazer & International ‘Cause De Celebre’ Extraordinaire Mr Pussy. With events and screenings spotlighting Hubert Butler at Dublin’s RDS and conversations with film maker turned author John Boorman not to mention our schools programmes and children’s programmes returning to our enchanted ‘Winter Garden’. We have tours of all sorts for the grown ups from – literary pub ‘crawls’, to architectural treasures, our much in demand Pat Liddy and his tours to a walk through ‘Joyces’ Dublin.


Volunteering puts you at the forefront of the Festival Experience and presents a wonderful opportunity to see how an Arts Festival of this scale is managed and organised.  But not only this, volunteering becomes a community that lives beyond the festival, evolving into both social and professional circles in The Arts.


Volunteers can be found at venues and events helping being more than just a smiling face in the crowd -from ushering & stewarding, crowd control & the first point of contact for the public, volunteers guide them from the street to their seats.  A dynamic team spirit creates and unforgettable experience for our audience and attendees – our volunteers are invaluable asset giving up their free time to make sure others enjoy theirs.


How to become a Volunteer Bookworm this Festival?


Our Volunteer Call Out has now gone live as of October and you can download the application form here. Please return the completed form by Friday 28th of October, 5pm sharp to


Keen to find out what happens in the next installment? Then you will be happy to read on Wednesday 2nd November – we become an ‘open book’ for you to make your mark. We are hosting an Open Volunteer Information Evening on Volunteering with the festival for those interested in getting a feel of what it takes to volunteer for an event like Dublin Book Festival. The evening will be held in DIFF House – 13 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, at 6.30pm sharp.


So all aspiring scribes, kindle junkies, scribblers, note takers & note makers, post-it addicts, quill dippers and poetry slam partakers become an edition in this limited anniversary series of Dublin Book Festival. Don’t get left on the shelf.


‘From the moment I picked up your book

until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter.

Someday I intend reading it.’

-Groucho Marx