Dublin Book Festival – Day 2
Irish Publishing Business DayWhen: Friday 14 November, from 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €30 / PI Members €20 / PI Associate Members €25
Following the success of last year’s event ‘Reaching Out to The World’, Publishing Ireland’s increasingly popular trade day returns this November with the theme: WORKING TOGETHER
Photography Exhibition Wally Cassidy The Other Half LivesWhen: Friday 14 November, from 12.00pm – 5.00pm Where: The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Wally Cassidy’s photographs of Dublin in the early nineties capture the tensions and contradictions of the pre-boom city. These images, collected together in The Other Half Lives (Hi Tone Books), bring us face-to-face with an Ireland we may prefer to forget but in many ways is still with us today. A selection of photographs from the book will be projected in the Winter Garden during the festival.
Lunchtime Readings: Jan Carson, Tony Macaulay, Martine Madden, Daniel Zuchowski In Conversation with Evelyn O’Rourke Music by Hannah McPhillmyWhen: Friday 14 November, from 12.15pm – 1.00pm Where: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Join us for lunchtime readings as Jan Carson reads from her debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties Press); Martine Madden reads from Anyush (Brandon); Tony Macaulay reads from his memoir, All Growed Up (Blackstaff Press) and Daniel Zuchowski reads from The New Dubliners (Literary Publishing). Come hear the authors give life to the worlds they have created. Chaired by Evelyn O’Rourke, RTÉ reporter and presenter. Music by Hannah McPhillimy, singer and multi-instrumentalist who blends influences to create poetic songs.
The Business Clinic – Liam Birkett, Sean Dunne, Conor Kenny, Tommy Murphy, Valerie Pierce In Association with Local Enterprise Office – Dublin CityWhen: Friday 14 November, from 1.00pm – 3.00pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
We invite you to an interactive Q & A session with our panel of business experts: presenters of RTÉ’s Taking Care of Business, Sean Dunne and Tommy Murphy; Valerie Pierce, author of Focus: The Art of Clear Thinking (Mercier Press) and creator of the Clear & Critical Thinking business training modules; and Conor Kenny, author of Sales Tales: True Stories of How Great Sales Happen (Oak Tree Press) and founder of Conor Kenny & Associates, leading independent professional development company for the hospitality industry. Liam Birkett, Intellectual Property and Business Development Consultant and author of How to create your trade mark, protect it and build on your brand (Snap Charlemont). The panel will discuss the current environment for Irish businesses and will offer expert advice on growing your business. Audience members are invited to join roundtable sessions with each author following the discussion. Please email info@dublinbookfestival to book these sessions.
Women’s Historical Fiction – Plotting History Martina Devlin, Lia Mills and Patricia O’Reilly In Conversation with Evelyn O’Rourke In Association with Irish Writers CentreWhen: Friday 14 November, from 1.05pm – 2.00pm Where: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
Join Evelyn O’Rourke, RTÉ broadcaster, as she talks to Martina Devlin, journalist for the Irish Independent and award-winning author (her latest novel The House Where It Happened (Ward River Press) is set in 18th century Ireland and inspired by a true story); Lia Mills, whose third novel,Fallen (Penguin Ireland) takes place during the early years of WW1 and the Easter Rising; and Patricia o’Reilly, lecturer on writing in UCD, whose latest novel The Interview (New Island) is based on an interview between Irish designer Eileen Gray and Bruce Chatwin.
Book Launch: New Island Yeats In Love by Annie WestWhen: Friday 14 November, from 6.00pm – 6.50pm Where: The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of award-winning illustrator and writer Annie West’s beautifully crafted illustration book, Yeats In Love (New Island). To commemorate the 150th birthday of the Nobel Laureate, Annie West takes a wry look at the love life of WB Yeats, and tracks, in a semi-fictitious way, his ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of Maud Gonne.
Micheal O’Siadhail Reading from his Collected Poems In Association with RDS LibraryWhen: Friday 14 November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Where: RDS Library, Ballsbridge, D4 Cost: Free entry
A founding member of Aosdána and one of Ireland’s most popular poets, Micheal O’Siadhail has been writing poetry for over forty years, producing thirteen collections of poetry and a range of other works. Join us for a wonderful reading that is sure to be a memorable evening. Booking is required: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or (01) 2407254 www.rds.ie/speakerseries
RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena Live Show – Rob Doyle, Daniel Seery, Dimitra Xidous In Conversation with Seán Rocks. Music by Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary WoodsWhen: Friday 14 November, from 7.00pm – 8.00pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €7 / €5 concession
Join Seán Rocks of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena for a live broadcast as he leads an evening of lively music, readings and conversation with some of today’s most engaging new songwriters, authors and poets. Rob Doyle’s first novel, Here Are the Young Men, was published by Lilliput Press in 2014; Daniel Seery is the winner of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair Competition with his novel A Model Partner (Liberties Press); and poet Dimitra Xidous, will read from her poetry collection Keeping Bees (Doire Press). Music will be performed by Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary Woods.
This is a live broadcast, doors close at 6.50pm.
Michael Laffan In Conversation with Tommy Graham In Association with History IrelandWhen: Friday 14 November, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm Where: Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar Cost: Free entry
Tommy Graham, editor and founder of History Ireland magazine and Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, talks to Michael Laffan, former president of the Irish Historical Society and widely published author on modern Irish history to discuss Michael’s new book, Judging W. T. Cosgrave (RIA). The author will explore Cosgrave’s character, career and his role in consolidating the Irish state.