Red Line Book Festival – October 11-15 2017

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

We provide a programme of events and workshops that appeal to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. Our  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 runs annually  in October and takes place in venues across South Dublin County. The festival is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. The programme showcases the best of national and international contemporary writers and performers. Join us this October from the 11th until the 15th where we will bring to you a diverse programme of events that will tickle the interests of any book lover!

Many thanks to all of our writers, audiences and partners in making such a great festival in 2016. Keep an eye out for news for Red Line Book Festival 2017 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Brought to you by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.

What people say about the Red Line Book Festival

“Red Line Book Festival — its vision, as ever, is to be entertaining, inclusive and stimulating.” (Catherine Dunne, author)

“I so enjoyed it. Thanks a million for your hospitality and well done on organising a fantastic festival.”

“Well done @SDCCLibraries on an amazing #TEDxTallaght last night! You brought @TEDx to a new level in @Ireland!” (Twitter at TEDx)

“Another lovely and wonderful day. I haven’t missed one since they began!” (Attendee at Readers’ Day 2016)

“I immersed and indulged myself by attending six different events last week at the Red Line Book Festival and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Each had something different and exciting to offer.”
(Red Line Book Festival 2015 audience member)

“Readers’ Day 2013 with Dermot Bolger was as fabulous as ever, a wonderful opportunity to hear readings and interesting conversations between amazing writers and intellectuals, and even having a little chat with some of them too!” (Red Line Book Festival 2013 audience member)

“A very relaxed atmosphere among the panel and great questions from the audience!” (Bert Wright, curator of Crime Night)

“I really enjoyed the Crime Night — loved the stage — it was oozing with atmosphere and the speakers were excellent.” (Crime Night audience member)

“The whole day was great – we all left on a big high.” (Readers’ Day audience member)

“Fantastic, informative, thoughtful, mind-opening and a reminder of the abundance of life.” (Maureen Gaffney on TEDxTallaght)

“I enjoyed every minute of it and was only sorry I couldn’t have stayed for the whole day.” (Christine Dwyer-Hickey, author, Readers’ Day).

Festival Contacts:

Festival Co-ordinators: Margaret Bentley, Bernie Meenaghan & Patricia Fitzgerald.

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