Thursday, 4 October 2012

Red Line Book Festival

14th -17th November 2012

The Red Line Book Festival will highlight both Irish and international contemporary authors, celebrating books, reading, and the written word. By gathering together contemporary writing talent of Ireland and abroad, and those involved with the literary heritage of Ireland, the festival provides you with an opportunity to engage and meet with your favourite authors in a meaningful way. 

The Festival will incorporate our traditional Readers Day on Saturday 17th November with Dermot Bolger as host. We have a fantastic line-up as always with President Michael D. Higgins, Gerard Donovan, Anne Enright, Sean Moncrieff, Ferdia MacAnna, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Adrian Kenny. This year the event will be in The Civic Theatre, Tallaght. Tickets €10/€8 concession on sale now.
Friday 16th November will see an evening of Crime Fiction hosted by Declan Burke. The line-up is currently being finalised….but it will be a criminally good event! 
Tickets €10/€8 concession on sale now.

Our Lunchtime at The Civic Theatre will see non-fiction authors Catherine Fulvio (cooking), Lisa Fitzpatrick (style) and Tony Bates (psychologist) 
Tickets €5 on sale now.

Local authors Eileen Casey, Louise Phillips and Colm Keegan will be speaking at an evening event Three Voices/Three Forms in The Civic Theatre on Wednesday 14th November 
Tickets €5 on sale now.

For budding writers, there will be writing and getting published with Vanessa O’Loughlin of
Our local branch libraries will also be hosting events, including monster book clubs…so keep an eye on our website which we will be updating regularly.

As a part of the festival, South Dublin Libraries are also delighted to announce the 4th annual TEDxTallaght, an independently run TED event showcasing the best of Ireland’s new thinkers and innovators. With speakers such as Maureen Gaffney, Catriona Crowe, Cathal Garvey and many more. Tickets on sale soon.

Running alongside the general programme is a highly regarded Children's Programme, which will be a leading showcase for children's writers and illustrators. 

Events will take place at the Civic Theatre, The County Library, Tallaght, The Victory Centre, Firhouse, Clondalkin Library, Lucan Library, Castletymon Library and Whitechurch Library.
Browse the programme online at

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