Dublin Book Festival 2011 – Full Programme

The full events programme for the Dublin Book Festival 2011, running from Wednesday March 2nd through to Sunday March 6th has just been announced:

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 6.30pm: Up for Discussion

National Library of Ireland
in Association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature & National Library of Ireland:
DUBLIN, ITS PLACE IN LITERATURE
Eileen Battersby in conversation with Anthony Cronin and Dermot Bolger
Tickets: €5 – all tickets can be exchanged at the event for €5 Dublin Book Festival Bookshop Voucher! Click here to BOOK NOW!!
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH
10.30am: Treats for Kids – Central Library, Ilac Centre
MORNING READINGS WITH DON CONROY
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH
10.30am: Treats for Kids – Gutter Bookshop
MORNING READINGS WITH JEAN FLITCROFT
THURSDAY 3 MARCH 6.30pm: Up for Discussion
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
CURRENT AFFAIRS: STEPPING INTO A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Mark Little, Shane Coleman, Justine McCarthy, Stephen Kinsella, Ken Foxe
Tickets: €5 – all tickets can be exchanged at the event for €5 Dublin Book Festival Bookshop Voucher! Click here to BOOK NOW!! or telephone the Project Arts Centre 01 8819614 / 01 8819613.
THURSDAY 3 MARCH 6.30pm: Up for Discussion
The Gutter Bookshop
TRUE CRIME: CRIMINAL MINDS
John Mooney, Barry Cummins, Abigail Rieley, Emer Connolly
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: THURSDAY 3 MARCH
10.30am: Treats for Kids – Pearse Street Library
WRITE YOUR BOOK – IN ASSOCIATION WITH FIGHTING WORDS
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 9.45am: Up for Discussion
Main Stage, City Hall
SPEAK TO THE PROFESSIONALS: SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS & SURVIVING THE RECESSION
Brody Sweeney, Bobby Kerr, Yanky Fachler
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 10.30am: Festival Forums
Council Chamber, City Hall
PUBLISHING NOW: an insight into Irish publishing for library staff

in association with The Library Council
Tony Farmar, A&A Farmar, Peter O’Connell, Publishing Ireland, Eoin Purcell, Green Lamp Media/Irish Publishing News, Bronwen Williams, PublishingNI
This is a Trade Event specifically for Library Staff and places are limited. Reservations can be made by contacting Marie Flynn, tel: 01 6761167.
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 11.15am: Up for Discussion
Main Stage, City Hall
YOUR CAREER AND PERSONAL FINANCES: GETTING BACK ON TRACK
Colm Rapple, Brendan Foley, Jane Downes
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 12.00pm: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
LAUNCH OF OCTOBER MOON BY MICHAEL SCOTTAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 1.00pm: Be Inspired!
Main Stage, City Hall
FRIDAY LUNCHTIME WITH THE DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL: REAL LIFE, REAL STORIES
Ralph Riegel, Jenny McCudden, Yvonne Joye
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 2.00pm: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
LAUNCH OF PLATFORM 14 An Anthology of New Writingby the MA in Creative Writing, UCD 2010
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 3.00pm: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
LAUNCH OF TROMACH TRAMACH BY ORNA NÍ CHOILEÁINAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 4.00pm: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
INSTITUTO CERVANTES DUBLIN INTRODUCE NOVELIST MR JORGE EDWARDSAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 6.30pm ’til late
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
A TRIBUTE TO STEVE MACDONOGH (1949-2010)
in association with Poetry Ireland
Steve’s life will be celebrated by speakers including Alice Taylor, Ken Bruen, Michael D. Higgins and Joe Woods, as well as through poetry, stories and music. The tribute will be followed at 8.15 pm by the launch of Steve’s final project with Brandon: Corca Dhuibhne by Liam O’Neill
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! or telephone the Project Arts Centre 01 8819614 / 01 8819613.
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 4 MARCH
10.30am: Treats for Kids – National Library of Ireland
WRITING & ILLUSTRATING WITH OISIN McGANN
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 4 MARCH
10.30am: Treats for Kids – Coolock Library
MORNING READINGS WITH GABRIEL FITZMAURICE
SCHOOLS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 4 MARCH
11.00am: Treats for Kids – Cabra Library
THE ART OF COMIC BOOKS WITH GERRY HUNT
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 11.30am: Treats for Kids
The Gutter Bookshop
READINGS FROM THE PANDA SERIES FOR CHILDREN
Gillian Perdue
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 12.00pm: Treats for Kids
Main Stage, City Hall
WINNERS OF THE YOUNG ADULT WRITING COMPETITION PRESENTATIONAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1.00pm: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
LAUNCH OF THE LAST IRISH PLAGUE – THE GREAT FLU EPIDEMIC IN IRELAND 1918-19 BY CAITRIONA FOLEYAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1.00pm: Writers’ Choice
Council Chamber, City Hall
WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Sarah Webb, Kevin Stevens chaired by Mags Walsh
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1.15pm: Be Inspired!
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
DUBLIN, ITS PLACE IN POETRY in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature
Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth, Michael O’Loughlin, Iggy McGovern, Jessie Lendennie, Alan Jude Moore, Máighréad Medbh
Tickets: €5 – all tickets can be exchanged at the event for €5 Dublin Book Festival Bookshop Voucher! Click here to BOOK NOW!! or telephone the Project Arts Centre 01 8819614 / 01 8819613.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2.00pm: Be Inspired!
Council Chamber, City Hall
PAUL HOWARD: THE REAL FACE BEHIND ROSS O’CARROLL-KELLYTickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2.00pm: Up for Discussion
Main Stage, City Hall
IRISH CRIME WRITING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Gene Kerrigan, Niamh O’Connor, Paul Charles chaired by Declan Burke
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 3.10pm: Be Inspired!
Main Stage, City Hall
FICTION: SHORT STORY READINGS
Christine Dwyer Hickey, Martin Malone, Gerardine Burke, Billy O’Callaghan, chaired by Jack Harte
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 3.10: In Conversation
Council Chamber, City Hall
CATHAL PÓIRTÉIR I gCOMHRÁ LE hALEX HIJMANSTickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 4.00pm: Treat for Kids
Main Stage, City Hall
STORYTELLING WITH NIALL DE BÚRCAAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 4.00pm: Enjoy!
DUBLIN LITERARY PUB CRAWL
Join Dublin actors on a tour of Dublin’s literary pubs, a 2 hour tour departing from Dublin’s City Hall
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this tour, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 4.00pm: Up for Discussion
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
THE PAST IS NOW: LESSONS FOR TODAY FROM IRELAND’S PAST
Ryan Tubridy, Diarmaid Ferriter, chaired by Susan Cahill
Tickets: €5 – all tickets can be exchanged at the event for €5 Dublin Book Festival Bookshop Voucher! Click here to BOOK NOW!! or telephone the Project Arts Centre 01 8819614 / 01 8819613.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 4.15pm: In Conversation
Council Chamber, City Hall
CATHAL PÓIRTÉIR I gCOMHRÁ LE hÉILÍS NÍ DHUIBHNETickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 5.00: Come Celebrate!
Launch Area, City Hall
LAUNCH OF THE BOY IN THE GAP BY PAUL SOYEAdmission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 8.00pm: Evening Entertainment
The Cube, Project Arts Centre
NIGHTHAWKS AT THE DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL
Performances by Totally Wired, Colm Keegan, Helene Hutchinson, Foil, Arms & Hog, Colm Liddy, Lennon v McCartney
Tickets: €10 – all tickets can be exchanged at the event for €5 Dublin Book Festival Bookshop Voucher! Click here to BOOK NOW!! or telephone the Project Arts Centre 01 8819614 / 01 8819613.

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1.00pm ’til late
The Mercantile, Dame Street
THE GOOD ROOM, featuring:
  • Good Room Stars!
  • Good Room Recreation!
  • at 1pm: Brian Fitzgerald and Ailbhe NicGíolla Bhrighdenis
  • at 2pm: Oran Ryan and J.B. Rehnstrom
  • at 2.30pm: James Lawless
  • at 3pm: Bring Your Girlfriend to Meet My Mother
  • at 4pm: Pecha Kucha with Irish Publishing News
  • at 5pm: Brian Leyden chairs an afternoon tea discussion with the Literary Ladies, entitled Chick Lit? Enough Say The Old Hens!
  • at 6pm: The Ballroom of Romance
  • at 7pm: Father Tony and Master John’s Festival Féis
  • at 8pm: Brian Leyden and Robert Gogan, streamed live to Paddy O’Reilly’s  Bar in New York City in the U.S. of A
  • and from 9pm ‘til late: Interviews with high-falutin’ litr’y types followed by party pieces, poetry, and Master John’s Universally Challenged quiz followed by a bit of a disco
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SATURDAY 5 MARCH ALL DAYChildren’s Treasure Hunt – start out at Dublin’s City Hall
SATURDAY 5 MARCH ALL DAYDublin Historical Walking Tours Visit Dublin Book Festival
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 11.15am: Come Celebrate!
Main Stage, City Hall
THE RATHMINES WRITERS’ WORKSHOP
with short readings to celebrate 21 years of the Rathmines Writers’ Workshop
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 12.15pm: Come Celebrate!
Main Stage, City Hall
SALMON POETRY: 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Anne Le Marquand Hartigan, Nessa O’Mahony, Maurice Harmon, Patrick Chapman
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 1.10pm: Be Inspired!
Main Stage, City Hall
FRESH VOICES I / GUTHANNA ÚRA I
Claire Kilroy, Kevin Power, Caitríona Ní Chléirchín, Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird chaired by Dr. Adam Kelly
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2.00pm: Up for Discussion
Council Chamber, City Hall
POLITICAL REFORM IN IRELAND: A NEW REPUBLIC
Naoise Nunn, Pat Leahy, Fintan O’Toole, Kevin Rafter
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2.00pm: Writers’ Choice
Main Stage, City Hall
WRITING POPULAR FICTION
Sheila O’Flanagan, Sinead Moriarty, Anna McPartlin
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 3.00pm: Up for Discussion
Council Chamber, City Hall
TOMORROW’S WOMEN: WHAT’S NEXT FOR MNÁ NA hÉIREANN
Senator Ivana Bacik,Victoria White, Dr Ann Matthews, chaired by Susan McKay
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 3.00pm: Enjoy!
1916 REBELLION WALKING TOUR
Depart from Dublin’s City Hall with Lorcan Collins for a tour of Dublin and learn about the violent and historical events of 1916.
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 3.10pm: Writers’ Choice
Main Stage, City Hall
SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS: HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR WRITING CAREER WITH WINNING SHORT FICTION
Kate Kerrigan, Mary Malone, Ivy Bannister, chaired by Vanessa O’Loughlin
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 4.00pm: Be Inspired!
Main Stage, City Hall
FRESH VOICES II
Paul Soye, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Liam Carson, Yvonne Cassidy, chaired by Sinéad Mac Aodha
Admission Free – no booking necessary!
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 4.00pm: Enjoy!
DUBLIN LITERARY PUB CRAWL
Join Dublin actors on a tour of Dublin’s literary pubs, 2 Hour Tour departing from City Hall
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 5.00pm: Be Inspired
Council Chamber, City Hall
FICSEAN ÚR AS GAEILGE
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride, Orna Ní Choileáin, Anna Heussaff faoi chathaoirleacht Liam Carson
Tickets: FREE – admission is FREE to this event, but you do need to reserve a seat. Click here to BOOK NOW!! Tickets can be collected from Dublin’s City Hall on the day of the performance only. Tickets must be collected a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled performance.
SUNDAY 6 MARCH ALL DAY
Dublin Historical Walking Tours Visit Dublin Book Festival

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