RTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm
The Works

8.30pm, Friday, 17th October, RTÉ One

Book

Sinéad Gleeson travels to London to meet American short story writer Lorrie Moore (both pictured), who has published BARK, her first collection in over 15 years.

Comedy

Self-proclaimed World Champion of Everything and the man who Tina Fey called 'one of the all-time great weirdos' - 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander talks to Kevin Gildea. www.judahfriedlander.com

Spoken word

Slam poets and wordsmiths converge on Dublin city for Ireland's first ever spoken word festival Lingo - The Works previews what's on offer and hears from some of the headline acts. www.lingofestival.com

The Works recommends

This week, actress and writer Tara Flynn shares her personal recommendations and cultural highlights for the weekend ahead. www.taraflynn.ie

Music

Zoë Conway meets fiddle aficionados Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman, delving into their recent musical collaborative endeavour, Laghdú.

Competition

We have five signed copies of You're Grand: the Irish Woman's Secret Guide to Life by Tara Flynn to give away when you follow us on Twitter @RTETheWorks and @rte!

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