Dublin Book Festival – Day 4
Victorian Dublin: Walking Tour With Dr Frank CullenWhen: Sunday 16 November, 11.30am Where: Front steps, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
Dr Frank Cullen works on the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project based in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin and is the author of Dublin 1847: City of the Ordnance Survey (RIA). Join him as he leads you on a very special walking tour of Victorian Dublin.
Literary Walking Tour With Pat LiddyWhen: Sunday 16 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.
Meet The Publishers and Agents Gráinne Clear, Sarah Davis-Goff, Nicki Howard, Polly Nolan, Peter O’Connell, Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin, Sallyanne Sweeney In Association with writing.ieWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 11.30am – 1.30pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €15 / €12 concession
If you’re interested in finding out how to impress publishers and agents, then join our two panels for an afternoon of expert advice about best practice when submitting your work. Meet Gráinne Clear, publishing manager at Little Island Books; Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Tramp Press; Nicki Howard, Director of Gill and Macmillan, Ireland’s largest publisher; Polly Nolan of Greenhouse Literary Agency, London; Peter O’Connell, publicity and marketing expert; Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin, Ireland’s leading literary talent scout, publishing consultant from The Inkwell Group and Writing.ie and Sallyanne Sweeney, literary agent with Mulcahy Associates in London.
Photography Exhibition Wally Cassidy The Other Half LivesWhen: Sunday 16 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 Irish Who Went to War – WW1 Turtle Bunbury In Conversation with Myles DunganWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 2.00pm – 3.00pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Turtle Bunbury, co-presenter of RTÉ’s Genealogy Roadshow, is one of Ireland’s most prolific historians and co-founder of the History Festival of Ireland. His latest book, The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish & the Great War (Gill & Macmillan) tells the story of the Irish who served in World War One and how their lives were affected by the war. He will be speaking with Myles Dungan, presenter of The History Show on RTÉ Radio and author of numerous books on Irish and American history including the recently revised Irish Voices from the Great War (Irish Academic Press).
Craft Beer Tasting and Baking Demo With Caroline Hennessy and Kristen JensenWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 3.00pm – 3.45pm Where: The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: €5 / €3 concession
Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen will guide you through an enjoyable afternoon of craft beer and cider tastings, as well as giving you examples of what foods to pair with them. Kristin Jensen (Edible Ireland) and Caroline Hennessy (Bibliocook) are high-profile food bloggers in Ireland. Between them they manage the Craft Beer Ireland website, write columns for national media outlets and run food, beer and cider tasting sessions around the country and also co-authored Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island).
Sister Caravaggio Peter Cunningham, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Cormac Millar, Mary O’Donnell, Peter Sheridan In Conversation with Tony Clayton-LeaWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 3.30pm – 4.30pm Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Sister Caravaggio (Liberties Press) is a highly engaging mystery novel, unusual in that each of its seven sections was written by a different author, with the reader unsure which author penned which section. Join Tony Clayton-Lea, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author, as he talks to five of the contributors: Peter Cunningham, award-winning novelist and columnist; Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, award-winning novelist, short-story writer and playwright, her novel The Dancers Dancing was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for fiction; Cormac Millar, crime writer, literary translator and academic writer; Mary O’Donnell, author of eleven books, both poetry and fiction, her latest novel is Where They Lie; and Peter Sheridan, acclaimed novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director, whose Memoir 44: A Dublin Memoir was nominated for an Irish Times Literature Prize.
Lingo @ Dublin Book Festival Performance Poetry and Open MicWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 4.00pm – 5.00pm Where: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre Cost: Free entry
Lingo, Ireland’s first spoken word festival, offers a showcase of live literature at Dublin Book Festival. Lingo will showcase the cream of the crop of Irish spoken word poets, including the winners of the Inaugural Lingo Poetry Slam, All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champions, and artists who have graced the stages of Electric Picnic, the airwaves of RTE, and beyond. Expect an eclectic mix of dynamic verse, hip-hop rhythms, and stories told through spoken word.
Cooking With Spices With Arun KapilWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 6.30pm Where: Cooks Academy, South William Street Cost: €20
Join Arun Kapil, food entrepreneur, spice expert and founder of Green Saffron -the multi-award-winning purveyors of fine spices – for a cookery demonstration of vibrant recipes from his new book Fresh Spice. Change your perception of taste, flavour and seasoning and embrace a new way of cooking as Arun teaches you how to use spices to bring intense flavour, depth and colour to your home cooking. Enjoy a glass of wine and some tasters of Arun’s flavoursome dishes during this tantalizing showcase of spices and Indian cooking.
Songbook – Exploring the Craft of Songwriting in Music. Performances & live chats from Hilary Woods & The Young Folk In Conversation with Emmet Condon and Cathy Davey In Association with The Irish Writers Centre and HomebeatWhen: Sunday 16 November, from 7.30pm Where: Irish Writers’ Centre Cost: €10
Songbook is a new series from the Irish Writers Centre and Homebeat that gets to the heart of songwriting. Hosts Emmet Condon and songwriter and musician Cathy Davey will be chatting to Hilary Woods about her inspirations, challenges and the art of honing her craft.
Hilary Woods’ ‘beguiling song-craft’ (Hotpress) is one suffused with hushed vocals, mood driven melodies and intimate atmospherics. Her EP ‘Night’ which was released this year is steeped in luscious sounds over compellingly simple beats. Hilary will be joined on the panel by The Young Folk.
Expect mesmerising tunes and great insights in the intimate surroundings of the Georgian reading room of No. 19 Parnell Square.