Monday, 26 October 2015
This year the Dublin Book Festival has a over 50 events with nearly 100 authors and contributors taking part over four days in venues throughout Dublin. Smock Alley Theatre will be the festival hub, where they will have the majority of events and their magical Winter Garden with its bookshop, cafe, Children’s area and Grown-Up Reading area.
There will be events for everyone; from fiction to crime, poetry to politics, 1916 Walking tours and a discussion on the people of the 1916 Rising, events for budding authors, music and a lot of fun! The children’s and schools’ programmes are all free of charge. Book now!
But much more importantly, I'm going to be there, reading. (Reading!) And chatting (not nervously, no) And on the radio (RTE Radio 1. Arena, my fav arts programme) Live (nervous? moi?!)
I'm on the authors' page for Friday 13th November. 7pm. And the programme. Be there before 6.50pm as it's broadcast live and they lock us in and lock latecomers out.
I'm in conversation with Sean Rocks talking about my debut poetry collection, The Space Between published by Doire Press. There will also be writers Reggie Chamberlain-King, Frankie Gaffney and Danielle McLaughlin, none of whom I've met before. Looking forward to it. Details here. Get your tickets now. It's free too so I'm hoping to see a packed house of friendly faces. There's music too from by The Healing and The Matthews. It's in the main theatre in Smock Alley, a lovely venue.
If you can't make it, do listen on the radio and let me know how you think it went.