RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL

South Dublin Libraries

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.  

 

We are delighted to announce the The Red Line Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2014 Chambers Ireland Award for Excellence in Local Government


 

Red Line Poetry Competition

The Red Line poetry competition is now closed. Thank you for all your entries!

This year's judge is Nessa O'Mahony, author of Bar Talk (1999), Trapping a Ghost (2005) and In Sight of Home (2009). The shortlisted entrants will be announced at the beginning of October and will be invited to read their poems at an event in The Red Line Book Festival.  

See more information on our competitions page.


 

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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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    BeastQuest at The Civic Theatre
  • Stephen James Smith at Tallaght Hospital
    Stephen James Smith at Tallaght Hospital
  • Elske Rahill: Publishing, the Inside Track
    Elske Rahill: Publishing, the Inside Track
  • Kevin Power at Publishing: The Inside Track
    Kevin Power at Publishing: The Inside Track
  • Paul Butler 'Still'Exhibition on show at ITTallght Library
    Paul Butler 'Still'Exhibition on show at ITTallght Library
  • Mike McCormack at Publishing: The Inside Track
    Mike McCormack at Publishing: The Inside Track
  • Publishing:The Inside Track with Lilliput Press
    Publishing:The Inside Track with Lilliput Press
  • Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly - Arise & Go! at Tallaght Hospital
    Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly - Arise & Go! at Tallaght Hospital
  • Ciaran Carty at Publishing: The Inside Track
    Ciaran Carty at Publishing: The Inside Track
  • Full house at Reading Sport with Alan Nolan & Joe O'Brien
    Full house at Reading Sport with Alan Nolan & Joe O'Brien
  • Alan Nolan & Joe O'Brien at Reading Sport
    Alan Nolan & Joe O'Brien at Reading Sport
  • Dr Eamon Maher on John McGahern at ITTallaght
    Dr Eamon Maher on John McGahern at ITTallaght
  • Karl Henry of Operation Transformation motivates the audience
    Karl Henry of Operation Transformation motivates the audience
  • Gabriella Ghermandi at RUA RED
    Gabriella Ghermandi at RUA RED
  • Dermot Somers: Everest Calling at Ballyroan Library
    Dermot Somers: Everest Calling at Ballyroan Library
  • Three Men Talking about Things They Kinda Know About at The Civic Theatre
    Three Men Talking about Things They Kinda Know About at The Civic Theatre
  • Audience at Three Men Talking
    Audience at Three Men Talking
  • Q&A with Three Men Talking hosted by Evelyn O'Rourke of RTE Radio 1 Arena
    Q&A with Three Men Talking hosted by Evelyn O'Rourke of RTE Radio 1 Arena
  • Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition winners: Victoria Kennefick (1st prize) Barbara A. Morton (2nd) and Jessamine O'Connor(3rd).
    Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition winners: Victoria Kennefick (1st prize) Barbara A. Morton (2nd) and Jessamine O'Connor(3rd).
  • Put the Kettle on with Juanita Browne at Clondalkin Library
    Put the Kettle on with Juanita Browne at Clondalkin Library
  • Alan Jude Moore, judge of Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition
    Alan Jude Moore, judge of Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition
  • TEDxTallaght
    TEDxTallaght
  • Niall Harbison at TEDxTallaght
    Niall Harbison at TEDxTallaght
  • TEDxTallaght
    TEDxTallaght
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    Colm Keegan: Poetry in Superquinn Shopping Centre, Lucan
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    Peter Sheridan Break a Leg at The Penny Black Pub, Tallaght
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    Tony Bates on mindfulness
  • Gerard Donovan interviewd by Dermot Bolger
    Gerard Donovan interviewd by Dermot Bolger
  • Kevin Barry reading from his work
    Kevin Barry reading from his work
  • President Michael D Higgins, Poet. Red Line 2012
    President Michael D Higgins, Poet. Red Line 2012
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    Crime Writers:Declan Burke, Mark Billingham, John Connolly, Declan Hughes & Niamh O'Connor
BeastQuest at The Civic Theatre
BeastQuest at The Civic Theatre

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