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Dublin Book Festival Programme 2017

Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin © 2 October 2017.
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The full programme for the Dublin Book Festival 2017 is now live and available to view on the Dublin Book Festival website. The Festival will take place from 2 – 5 November, with Smock Alley Theatre as the festival hub.

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.

There is  a great line up this year that includes book launches, panel discussions and workshops for all of those avid readers and aspiring writers out there. Some of the top-pick events include our Dublin City Public Library Readers Day, Roddy Doyle in conversation with Catherine Dunne and Ireland’s Notable Women.

There’s fun for all of the family throughout the Children’s Programme this year. The Winter Garden is back and more magical than ever, with a list of great events happening in this unique and child-friendly venue. For younger authors and illustrators, the Children’s Programme is packed full of wonderful events and workshops to include The Big Picture, our Story Writing Workshop and even the lively bilingual book launch by LeabhairCOMHAIR.

The Schools’ Programme is also one to watch for younger readers with a great selection of events happening in nine different library locations near you.


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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.