Red Line Book Festival 2014
October 14th - 19th
Welcome to the website of the Red Line Book Festival, the annual celebration of the joy of reading and writing brought to you by South Dublin Libraries!
Make a note in your diary for this year’s festival which will be on from Tuesday 14th October until Sunday 19th October 2014.
Red Line Poetry Competition
We are delighted to announce that the Red Line poetry competition is now open and accepting entries. This year's judge is Nessa O'Mahony, author of
Bar Talk (1999), Trapping a Ghost (2005) and In Sight of Home (2009).
First prize is €300, second prize is €200 and the third prize is €100.
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their poems at an event in The Red Line Book Festival this October.
The competition is open to everyone living on the island of Ireland, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is no fee to enter. The maximum number of entries per person is 2. The closing date for entries is Friday 15th August 2014. See more information on our competitions page.
Take a look at a selection of photos from previous years in our gallery below. Podcasts of many of the events, including an interview with Colm Tóibín hosted by Dermot Bolger, poetry reading with Harry Clifton, Dermot Bolger in interview with Deirdre Purcell, Fintan O'Toole and Mary Kenny. Enjoy!
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