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Digital Worlds at the Red Line Book Festival

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Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin © 26 September 2019.
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Red Line Book Festival which returns this autumn from the 7th – 13th of October in venues across South County Dublin with a special line-up of events delving into marvelous but sometimes murky sphere of the world wide web.

Back by popular demand, Alison Spittle hosts the second edition of Internet Famous, talking to Irish writers about the world of internet and social media. This panel includes: cartoonist Twisteddoodles (author of parenting memoir, The Newborn Identity); comedian, columnist and now novelist, Colm O’Regan (Ann Devine: Ready for Her Close-Up); broadcaster and host of podcast Meet Your Maker, Liam Geraghty; and novelist Sophie White (Filter This).

Jack Fennell will draw us into the Irish world of science fiction discussing his critically-acclaimed collection, A Brilliant Void, at Ballyroan Library on Monday 7th of October.  This collection, published by Tramp Press, illuminates an often overlooked side of Irish science fiction literature featuring stories by Frances Power Cobbe, Fitz-James O’Brien, Charlotte McManus and Cathal Ó Sándair amongst others.

Transition Year students will be brought on a journey of self-discovery into the strange world of social media with Dr. Mc Mahon at The Civic, Tallaght on Tuesday 8th of October.  Through the looking glass of me, myself and I on instagram, Mc Mahon will explore the six most important psychological concepts in social media science, participants will learn why their friends and family behave the way they do online.

Tickets for all festival events can be booked at redlinebookfestival.ie

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THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. Taking place in venues across South County Dublin, the Red Line Book Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to bookworms. The 2019 festival runs October 7th – 13th. http://www.redlinebookfestival.ie


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Writing.ie has been developed and is run by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin who founded The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and is Ireland's leading literary scout. Vanessa is represented by literary agent Simon Trewin and writes crime as Sam Blake. LITTLE BONES will be published by Bonnier's Twenty7 imprint in May 2016. Vanessa is the Chair of Irish PEN and the Irish and Eurozone Adviser to the international organisation The Alliance of Independent Authors.