RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL

Red Line Book Festival

Twitter Hashtag: #RLBF

Red Line Book Festival October 11th -15th 2017

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.

The Red Line Book Festival 2017 programme launch details will be announced shortly - keep an eye out for updates! 

The IT Tallaght Short Story Competition  

Submission Deadline Monday August 21st 

The IT Tallaght short story competition, run in conjunction with South Dublin County Council and in association with the Redline Festival, is now open for submissions.

All entries must be in short story format – a short work of fiction. There is no restriction on theme or style, the only requirement is that the story should stir the readers spirit! The work should be completely the entrants own, written in English, original and unpublished.


Entries should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length – Falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and bigotry will see entries disqualified. 

Contest Prizes:

  1. First Prize:         €500
  2. Second Prize:   €250
  3. Third Prize:        €150


Full entry criteria and submission forms can be found here

The Anthology of 2016 shortlisted entries  - Together: an anthology: 10 Short listed stories from the IT Tallaght Short Story Competition, 2016: Volume 1 - has just been published and is available to buy online