Monday, 13 October 2014

Dalkey Creates

An inaugural writing festival for Dalkey
Thursday 16th– Sunday 19th October 2014
Booking online at
and at the €3 Bookshop in The Tramyard, Dalkey

The festival is all about creating, and the best part of it all is the opportunity for everyone involved in workshops and classes to perform their work to an audience in Dalkey Town Hall on the last day of the festival. Aside from memoir, creative writing, screenwriting, blogging and song-writing classes with some really super tutors (Ferdia MacAnna, Eleanor McEvoy etc) we have some unusual events like a literary kayaking tour around the Dalkey coastline, and a food writing course which includes a meal at a fab Dalkey restaurant. 

And of course, the Open Mic event which I’m HOPING will be really popular with emerging writers all over – Hazel Gaynor is adjudicating!  

Uniquely, the Festival will be bringing new words to life, providing a platform for writers who want to read or have their work performed in front of a live audience on the final day. One such event will be 'Memory Lane', the culmination of a memoir writing project between local school children and senior Dalkey residents. 

The Festival is also hosting a number of other literary events, including Jennifer Johnston in conversation with Martina Devlin on Friday 17th at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Our own Maeve Binchy will be celebrated in the production of ‘Scenes from Minding Frankie’ by Shay Linehan on Saturday 18th at 7.30pm also at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Booking online at

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