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The Red Line Book Festival Seeks Expressions of Interest from Writers and Artists

Article by ERMurray © 18 February 2019.
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The Red Line Book Festival now invites submissions from writers, poets, publishers and cultural organisations to submit ideas for events to be taken under consideration for the 2019 festival which will run from the 7th – 13th October 2019.  The objective is to provide a platform for emerging and established writers/poets to reach new audiences, and audiences that may be new to the Red Line Book Festival. The deadline for receipt of submissions is 12 noon on 29th March 2019.

The festival invites proposal of the following types:
– presenting a workshop/talk on their own particular area of expertise
– proposing a unique literary event that would successfully integrate with the festival
– participation/attendance at a reading event with other successful contributors, culminating in a panel discussion, at times and venues to be decided

Submissions could also include proposals for installations and innovative forms of presentation and proposals from writers working in cross-disciplinary contexts.

The Red Line Book Festival is a curated festival. Participation is by invitation only with participants selected by the festival curatorial team. The programme presents a high-profile, quality book festival within South Dublin providing a wide range of events. The festival engages in the exploration of ideas, literature, culture, creativity and imagination, and includes showcasing the best of national and emerging contemporary writing. In 2018, the festival featured 57 events attracting over 3500 people. Previous programmes can be viewed at www.redlinebookfestival.ie.

For further information on submission requirements & selection criteria  visit www.redlinebookfestival.ie

THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought! 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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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com