The cold weather has set in and we can't think of anything better than curling up and reading a great book. The Dublin Book Festival kicks off tomorrow Thursday 14th November with a packed programme of events over the next four days.
It starts with a bang as Pat McCabe talks with RTE’s Áine Lawlor about his new book The Big Yaroo. He will be filling us in on all that Francie Brady has been up to for the past few decades! He has also promised to do a performance as part of the event!
Enjoy conversation and music at RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena Live Show with Kevin Barry, Siobhán McSweeney, Sue Rainsford, Patrick Freyne in conversation with cultural guru, Seán Rocks, on the latest issue of Winter Papers.
Little bookworms can enjoy a huge variety of FREE activities this year, such as our annual Treasure Hunt, or take part in The Sky ISN’T the Limit!, where you can join Jennifer Farley, illustrator of Shooting for the Stars to create a giant masterpiece with your friends and family. Or simply take refuge from the cold in our indoor Winter Garden and curl up on beanbags with a book and hot chocolate!
Leading RTÉ newscaster Rick O’Shea talks with award-winning journalist Caitríona Perry to discuss her latest take on the Irish in America today; Perry will revisit American politics and provides a definitive clear-eyed look at Irish American voters.
Budding entrepreneurs should swing by The Business Clinic to see recognised champion of business, Seán Gallagher, start-up advice from Liam Fennelly and learn about mindfulness in the workplace from Siobhán Murray.
For budding authors, why not join authors Jan Carson, Glenn Patterson and Henry McDonald at the Irish Writers Centre on Saturday 16 November for a writing workshop on Setting the Scene or get top tips from publishers, agents, bookshop owners and authors on how to write a bestseller.
For more information on the Dublin Book Festival visit dublinbookfestival.com