Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Dublin Book Festival 2010

Organised by Publishing Ireland, the Dublin Book Festival will take place from Saturday 6th to Monday 8th March 2010 in Dublin’s City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. And it's all FREE!
This year’s programme features over 40 free readings, debates, interviews and events for children.

I can't go. I'll be at the Ennis Book festival but if I could, I'd stop in at some or all of the Be Inspired sessions. I might make some early Monday ones but I have to go to O'Bheal in Cork later.

Note that all the writers in the Emerging Writer sections, poetry and fiction, seem to be emerging from MAs. Same happened last year, if I remember rightly. It's as if that's the only place they can emerge from....

Saturday, 6 March
12pm - 6pm The Good Room with Kate Kerrigan The Lord Edward, Christchurch Place.
12pm - Up for Discussion: Rewriting Ireland's Rebel History Diarmaid Ferriter, Ruan O’Donnell and Niamh O’Sullivan, chaired by Brian Ó Conchubhair
12pm - Festival Forums: Séamus Brennan Memorial Seminar on Irish Publishing
Irish Literary and Cultural Publishing: Obstacles and Opportunities
with Chris Agee, Clodagh Feehan and Lisa Hyde
with Chris Agee, Clodagh Feehan and Lisa Hyde
12:30pm - Be Inspired: Léamh le Deirdre Brennan
1pm - The Irish Times 'In Conversation' Series with Nell McCafferty
1:30pm - Be Inspired: Poetry with Theo Dorgan, Geraldine Mills and Damian Smyth
2pm - Up for Discussion: Úrscéalaíocht na Gaeilge: Ceiliúradh 100 Bliain le Máirín Nic Eoin, Brian Ó Conchubhair agus Sorcha de Brún
2:30pm - Up for Discussion: Critiquing the Critics: The Art of Literary Reviewing with Caroline Walsh, Carlo Gébler, Greg Baxter and Siobhán Parkinson
3pm - The Irish Times ‘In Conversation’ Series: Thomas Kilroy w/Declan Hughes
3:30pm - Be Inspired: Poetry with Paddy Bushe, Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, Niall McGrath and Jean O’Brien
4pm - Up for Discussion: The Irish (and Other Foreigners) with Shane Hegarty
4:30pm - Come Celebrate: Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland Discussion with Hugo Hamilton, Eva Bourke and Borbála Faragó
4:30pm - Up for Discussion: Writing Lives with Jean Harrington, Éimear O’Connor, Malachi O’Doherty, Eibhear Walshe

6pm til Late Radio Butty with Pat McCabe The Lord Edward, Christchurch Place.

Sunday, 7 March
10:30am - Treats for Kids: Ceardlann Scríbhneoireachta le Siobhán Parkinson
10:30am - Treats for Kids: Creative Writing Workshop with Conor Kostick
12pm - Up for Discussion: A Tribute to Roberto Bolaño with Eileen Battersby and Sergio Marras
12:30pm - Up for Discussion: Todhchaí Scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge: Deiseanna agus Dúshláin le Ríona Nic Congáil, Celia de Fréine, Caitríona Ní Chleirchin
1pm - The Irish Times ‘In Conversation’ Series with Mary Kenny
1:30pm - Be Inspired: Poetry with Enrique Juncosa, Pól Ó Muirí, Nessa O’Mahony and Ciaran O’Driscoll
2pm - Be Inspired: Readings from Irish Pages with Leontia Flynn, John F. Deane, Tom Mac Intyre, Gabriel Rosenstock, Hugo Hamilton, Paddy Bushe and Chris Agee
2:30pm - The Irish Times ‘In Conversation’ Series Gordon Snell with Sarah Webb
3pm - Be Inspired: Fiction with Ciaran Carson, Garbhan Downey, Karen Gillece
3:30pm - Come Celebrate Cló Iar-Chonnachta: Ceiliúradh 25 Bliain
4pm - The Irish Times ‘In Conversation’ Series Eileen Battersby with Declan Meade
4:30pm - Be Inspired: Poetry with Rosita Boland, Gerald Dawe, Kerry Hardie, Seán Lysaght
5pm - Come Celebrate: Seoladh Scríbhneoirí faoi Chaibidil (Cois Life) in eagar ag Alan Titley

Monday, 8 March
10am - Treats for Kids: The “Lough Neagh Monster”
11am - Treats for Kids: Celebrating the Panda series with Gillian Perdue, Anne O’Hara and Sarah Webb
10:30am - Ireland’s First Children’s Books Laureate with Mags Walsh
11:30am - Possibilities, Partnerships and Publishing in Ireland in Digital Age with Niamh Brennan
12pm - Up for Discussion: Sports Writing with Gerry Thornley, Gavin Cummiskey and Liam Toland
12:30pm - Be Inspired: Emerging Writers: Poetry with Erin Halliday, Davnet Heery, David Rowell and John Taylor
1pm - The Google Book Settlement – Where to Now? with Samantha Holman
1:30pm - Be Inspired: International Women’s Day Poetry Reading with Joan McBreen, Catherine Phil MacCarthy and Louise C. Callaghan
2pm - Up for Discussion: Surviving Redundancy ith Lisa O’Callaghan, Andrew McCann and Frank Scott-Lennon
2:30pm - Come Celebrate: Launch of Nuala O’Faolain’s A More Complex Truth
3pm - Up for Discussion: The Legacies of Feminism with Margaret Mac Curtain, Susan McKay, Ivana Bacik and Catríona Crowe
3:30pm - Be Inspired: Emerging Writers: Prose with Colm Byrne, Tania Tynan and Catherine Finn
4:30pm - Be Inspired: Fiction with Claire Keegan and Molly McCloskey

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