Dublin Book Festival – Day 3
Dublin City Council Public Libraries Readers’ Day Dermot Bannon, Francis Brennan, Sinead Crowley, John Kelly, Alice Taylor, Niall Williams In Conversation with Dave KennyWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 10.00am – 1.00pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €10
This lively morning of book talk is not to be missed. Journalist and author Dave Kenny will be in conversation with Dermot Bannon, host of RTÉ’s Room To Improve and author of Love Your Space: Secrets to a Successful Space (Gill and Macmillan); Francis Brennan, co-host of RTÉ’s At Your Service, and author of It’s the Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life (Gill & Macmillan); Sinead Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent with RTÉ and author of Can Anybody Help Me?(Quercus); Alice Taylor, who reminisces about her life in rural Ireland in her new memoirDo you Remember? (Brandon); Niall Williams, author of eight novels, with his most recently published History of the Rain (Bloomsbury) longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and John Kelly, broadcaster with RTÉ and author of several works of fiction including From Out of the City (Dalkey Archive Press). Refreshments will be served during a 30-minute interval.
Literary Walking Tour With Pat LiddyWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 11.00am & 2.30pm Where: Front steps, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €7 / €5 concession
Pat Liddy, a renowned historian and author of many books about Dublin, conducts this special walk dedicated to some of the writers and books that were written in or inspired by Dublin. Join him on a fascinating walk in the ancient area around the Smock Alley Theatre – an historic centre that, from medieval times, was associated with books, publishing houses and famous writers.
Women in the Irish Revolution: Walking Tour of Dublin With Liz GillisWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 11.30am – 1.00pm Where: Front steps, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
Liz Gillis, tour guide in Kilmainham Gaol and author of three books about Ireland in the period 1916-23, will be leading a special walking tour based on her new book Women of the Irish Revolution (Mercier Press). Join Liz as she explores Dublin and highlights the historical significance of many unexpected areas.
Photography Exhibition Wally Cassidy The Other Half LivesWhen: Saturday 15 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.
The Art of the Short Story Sara Baume, Madeleine D’Arcy, Alan McMonagle, Billy O’Callaghan In Conversation with Declan MeadeWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 1.00pm – 2.00pm Where: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
Following on from our very popular event at this year’s Dublin Writers Festival, we return for an afternoon of discussion about all things related to the art of writing the short story. Founder of The Stinging Fly Declan Meade will talk to the winner of the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award Sara Baume, whose debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, will be published by Tramp Press in 2015; Madeleine D’Arcy, who published her debut story collection, Waiting For The Bullet, with Doire Press in April; Alan McMonagle, who has published two collections of stories, most recently Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House) in 2013; and Billy O’Callaghan, who won the writing.ie Best Short Story Award in the 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards for the title story in his third collection, The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind (New Island).
Idir Theangacha/Between Languages Anna Heussaff and Antain Mac Lochlainn In Conversation with Cormac Ó hEadhraWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 2.30pm – 3.30pm Where: Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Award winning broadcaster Cormac Ó hEadhra will speak with Anna Heussaff, who translated her own novel, Buille Marfach (CIC), under the title Deadly Intent, and also to Antain Mac Lochlainn who translated the C. S. Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Irish. What inspired them and what challenges did they face while translating?
The Anti-Room @ DBF Anna Carey, Mary Costello, Léan Cullinan, Sinead Gleeson, Anna McPartlinWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 2.30pm – 3.45pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
What are some of the issues surrounding women’s writing in 2014? How do campaigns like #ReadWomen2014 affect women writers? A panel of editors and contributors to Irish feminist blog, The Anti-Room, will attempt to answer these questions and more. Arts journalist and broadcaster Sinead Gleeson, journalist and author Anna Carey, novelist and scriptwriter Anna McPartlin, and authors Mary Costello and Léan Cullinan will discuss what it’s like to be a woman writing in 2014.
Seoladh Leabhair/Book Launch: An Gúm An Leon, An Bandraoi agus an Prios E?adaigh The Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 3.45pm – 4.45pm Where: The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Tugtar cuireadh duit bheith i la?thair ag seoladh an leabhair An Leon, An Bandraoi agus an Prios E?adaigh (eagra?n Gaeilge de The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe le C.S. Lewis – Antain Mac Lochlainn a d’aistrigh).
You are invited to the launch of An Leon, An Bandraoi agus an Prios E?adaigh (an Irish language edition of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, translated by Antain Mac Lochlainn).
Dubliners 100 – Belinda McKeon, Peter Murphy, Donal Ryan In Conversation with Thomas MorrisWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 4.30pm – 5.45pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
How do the ‘cover versions’ collected in Dubliners 100 reflect on the originals, on Joyce, on Irishness? What insights are offered by approaching Joyce and Dubliners from an outsider’s perspective? Join Thomas Morris, editor of The Stinging Fly and of Dubliners 100, whose debut story collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, will be published in 2015 by Faber & Faber, as he discusses these and other questions with three of the contributing authors. Belinda McKeon’s debut novel, Solace (Scribner), won Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year and the Faber Prize in 2011; Peter Murphy, is a journalist and author of Shall We Gather at the River (Faber & Faber); and Donal Ryan’s first two novels, The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December (The Lilliput Press), have won and been listed for awards including the Irish Book of the Year Award, the Guardian First Book Prize and the Man Booker Prize. Dubliners 100 was published by Tramp Press in 2014.
The Day of the Imprisoned Writer Martina Devlin, Seán Rocks, Anne Enright and Iryna Khalip In Association with Front Line Defenders and Irish PenWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Where: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Freedom of expression is key to challenging the abuse of power and defending human rights around the world. Each year “The Day of the Imprisoned Writer” recognises the courage of individuals who have stood up to repressive attacks on their right to impart information and who have paid a very high price for their bravery. On Saturday, 15th November, Irish author and columnist, Martina Devlin, Irish broadcaster and presenter of Arena, RTE Radio 1, Seán Rocks, and Belrusian journalist and Pen Writer of Courage, Iryna Khalip, will read from the works of writers who have been targeted because they have spoken out. These writers and human rights defenders have challenged injustice, exposed corruption and confronted oppressive regimes who see every critical word as a threat to their power. This event will be co-hosted by Front Line Defenders and Irish PEN.
Book Launch: Tramp Press A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell (1883)When: Saturday 15 November, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm Where: Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar Cost: Free entry
Join us as Tramp Press launches the first title of their Recovered Voices series. A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell, one of the most successful novelists of the Victorian period. The Recovered Voices series is committed to rescuing forgotten literature and to re-engaging with writers whose work is still valuable, relevant and brilliant.
O’Brien Press 40th Anniversary CelebrationWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 7.00pm Where: The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
O’Brien Press invite you to join them for the launch of Surge, New Writing from Ireland with an introduction by Frank McGuinness. The O’Brien Press, Ireland’s leading independent publisher, continues its commitment to innovative publishing with the launch of a unique anthology of sixteen stories from a new wave of Irish writers and the established and acclaimed authors who have mentored them.
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World War 1 Remembered Gerald Dawe and Hughie O’Donoghue In Conversation with John McAuliffe In Association with Poetry IrelandWhen: Saturday 15 November, from 8.00pm – 9.00pm Where: Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street Dublin 2 Cost: €7/€5 concession
Poetry Ireland presents an evening with poets John McAuliffe and Gerald Dawe, and artist Hughie O’Donoghue. The first World War occupies a unique place in our history and this evening will explore how it inspired some of the century’s most profoundly moving poems. Gerald Dawe is the editor of an anthology of Irish war poems Earth Voices Whispering (Blackstaff Press). He will talk about how Irish poets responded to the conflict and read some favoured poems. Artist Hughie O’Donoghue will show some recent images and explore the influence of World War 1 on his work and family history.