One of Ireland’s most popular and successful book festivals, the Dublin Book Festival, returns this coming November for its 9th year.
The annual Dublin Book Festival offers a packed timetable full of book-related events to suit all tastes and interests that promote and support Irish publishing and Irish writers.
This year’s festival takes place from 13th to 16th November and the majority of events will take place in the Smock Alley Theatre, on Exchange Street Lower. Some events will take place in venues across the city, including the National Library of Ireland, The Gutter Bookshop, Irish Writers’ Centre, Fighting Words, Medley, Pearse St. Library and other libraries in Dublin.
There is a wide and varied selection of events on offer, including everything from discussions on feminism, historical fiction and music writing, to poetry readings, craft beer tasting and baking demos, writing workshops and business clinics.
Alongside the main programme, the Dublin Book Festival is also running a Winter Garden in the beautiful surroundings of the Smock Alley Theatre. The garden will offer a bookshop, beanbags to read and relax on, a coffee shop, a chill-out zone, a children’s area and plenty of fun events. Entry is free and no booking is required.
The festival also offers a children’s programme on 15th and 16th November, offering little bookworms a variety of exciting events such as a pop-up library, a treasure hunt and story times. A schools programme by Dublin Book Festival will also take place on Thursday 13th and Friday, 14th November.
For more information on Dublin Book Festival 2014 or to book tickets at attend any of the events, visit the festival website, the Smock Alley Theatre website, or box office on 01 677 0014 (open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm).
Smock Alley Theatre, 1662
Exchange Street Lower
Tel: 01 677 0014
All images courtesy Dublin Book Festival