Red Line Book Festival

Announcing The Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition 2018

South Dublin County Council is delighted to announce the opening of the 2018 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition. This is a hugely popular event each year which receives entries from all across Ireland! This year we are honoured to have Adam Wyeth, a renowned poet and exceptional talent, as our judge for the competition. The winners of this competition will receive the following prizes: 1st Place €300, 2nd Place €200 and 3rd Place €100. 

Download the 2018 Competition Rules here (as a word document) 
Download the 2018 Competition Application Form here (as a word document)

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th August 2018 and this year will only be accepted by email. Check out the rules above for more information. The shortlist will be announced on Friday 14th September 2018. For more information, visit the Poetry Competition page. 

Open Call for Red Line Book Festival 2018

The Red Line Book Festival would like to invite authors, poets and publishers to submit Expressions of Interest for consideration. Submissions will be accepted by post between 20th February and 20th March 2018. Guidelines and an application form are available here as a PDF or Word document

Red Line Book Festival 2017 

Red Line Book Festival is over for another year and we hope that you enjoyed exploring this years fantastic line up of events with us. A huge thank you to the audiences that attended, the school groups that joined us, the venues who hosted productions, the performers who produced fantastic shows, our wonderful facilitators and those who were working behind the scenes. None of this would be possible without you!

For a chance to revisit some of the amazing moments of 2017 why not go to our Facebook page?  We'll soon be busy planning for Red Line 2018  - key an eye out here for updates!

Missing us already  - For a selection of images from the 2017 festival visit the @RLBFest Facebook page

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought!

The Red Line Book Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. The line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature. Do not be put off attending if you are not a big reader! You don't have to read to be inquisitive and that is what this festival is all about. Fuelling the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore new ideas and opinions.