Friday, November 9, 2012

Dublin Book Festival 13-18 November

The Dublin Book Festival is back next week for its 7th iteration.  Not to be confused with the writers festival earlier in the year, it takes place mostly in Temple Bar using Smock Alley and the Gutter Bookshop for events. The list of authors involved took me about 10 minutes to read through, and includes people who have not written books but are somehow involved.  It's also weirdly formatted alphabetically by first name.  There's lots of activities for kids as well as adults and these are mostly free.

A full list of events can be found on the website.  Tickets (and there is a small charge) do need to be booked for some things.  Here's a selection I think look interesting.

Tuesday 13th November (evening)
Dervla Murphy and Alice Taylor in conversation with Sean Rocks of RTÉ's Arena.

Thursday 15th November (evening)
Current affairs discussion with Vincent Browne and guests.

Friday 16th November (at lunchtime and evening)
Inspiration for Writers: The Dos and Don’ts of Getting Published

The New Generation of Publishers: eBooks vs Books

Saturday 17th November (lunchtime)
In Memory of Maeve Binchy – Patricia Scanlan, Sheila O’Flanagan and Sinéad Moriarty. Chaired by Mary Maher

Also that day, in the evening at the Gutter Book shop:
Are We All Revisionists Now? Irish Historians and the Decade of Centenaries

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fabulous - thank you for sharing!