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Interesting Blog posts from the contributors, authors and speakers at Red Line Book Festival, the audience and the organisers. We'd love to hear your comments and make conversations happen!

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Happiness Comes From Nowhere: Clondalkin Library

Posted by Shauna Gilligan on November 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (448)

Red Line Book Festival Event: 7pm 13th November, Clondalkin Library

My name is Shauna Gilligan and I'll be reading from my debut novel Happiness Comes from Nowhere at 7pm on 13th November in Clondalkin Library. Nothing gives me more joy than to hear readers engage with my writing – everything that they bring to my novel, all th...

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Poetry and Megaphones with Stephen James Smith

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on November 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (992)

Are you in Tallaght tomorrow morning?  If so, you might spot poet Stephen James Smith claiming verses from one of our mobile library at IT Tallaght and The Square.  Stephen will be also with us next week on Friday 16th in the Civic Theatre for an interactive workshop featuring spoken word, street poetry and rap.  Not be missed by secondary schools!  Check our Children's and School's Programme...

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Hennessy Irish Writing Today with the Irish Independent

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on November 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (193)

Hope you didn't miss the Irish Independent supplement this week, Hennessy Irish Writing Today with  new storiesby Dermot Bolger, Gerard Donovan and Christine Dwyer Hickey. Catch the opportunity to see them at our Readers Day on Saturday 17th in the Civic Theatre!  Book your ticket at

Irish Book Awards 2012 Nominees at our Festival!

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on November 8, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (110)

Congratulations to Declan Burke, Catherine Fulvio, Niam O'Connor and Louise Phillips for their nominations at the Irish Book Awards 2012!  We look forward to seeing you all at the Red Line Book Festival next week.

Festival programme now out!

Posted by DFagan on October 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (64)

Copies of the festival programme are now available in our libraries.  Get your copy and book your favourite events soon since tickets are selling quickly!

The Road to Publication

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (814)

The Road to Publication – Louise Phillips

I stopped writing for 20 years, yet somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew one day I would write again.

When I nervously went to my first creative writing class in Old Bawn Community School in Tallaght, ...

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Local press featuring Red Line Book Festival

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on October 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (284)

In Tallaght and The Echo have articles on the Red Line Book Festival in their latest issue.  Great coverage with information on the various events, many thanks to both papers!

Catherine Fulvio Launches 'Eat Like an Italian'

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on September 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (85)

Since Catherine Fulvio married her Sicilian husband, Claudio, she has gradually been seduced by the Italian way-of-life where people live to eat, instead eating to live. Catherine believes their Mediterranean diet is the answer to long-lasting health and happiness and so has structured her latest cookbook, Eat Like An Italian, like the Mediterranean food pyramid, with an introduction and tips scattered though-out about adapting to the healthy, leisurely Italian lifestyle.

Recognised by...

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Louise Phillips launches Red Ribbons

Posted by bluebirdmediasolutions on September 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (3167)

Louise Phillips, who will be speaking at November's Red Line Book Festival will launch her book this evening (5th Sept) in Hughes & Hughes on Stephen's Green from 6.30pm - Congratulations to Louise from all of us here in South Dublin Libraries. I read the book over the weekend...and all I'll say on this one is....unputdownable! For more information on Louise check out

If you're in town this even...

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RED RIBBONS arrive at last!!!

Posted by Louise Phillips on August 20, 2012 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (106)

Copies of Red Ribbons have arrived at publishers for nationwide distribution!!! - Publication date 3rd September 2012.