Liberties Press & the Dublin Book Festival

Dublin Book Festival
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar
13 - 18 November 2012

It has to be said, we are very excited about the Dublin Book Festival, coming to a city near you (or the city you actually live in) soon! Based in and around the Smock Alley Theatre in Temple Bar, this six day festival is bursting with bookish events for all kinds of readers. The programme boasts readings, interviews, debates, book launches and workshops for adults, children and schools as well as a number of special guest appearances, and is almost entirely free of charge!

We are doubly excited to be able to announce the following events with Liberties Press authors:

Thursday 15 November, 10.45am
How To Be The Best In The Food Industry with Liberties Press author Tom Doorley, alongside Neven Maguire and Pamela Fitzmaurice
Advice on how to make your food business a real success and how to stand out in the crowd.

Tom Doorley is a food and drink author and restaurant critic for the Irish Daily Mail. Tom is the author of
Eating for Ireland.

Friday 16 November, 1.00pm
Inspiration for Writers: The Dos and Don'ts of Getting Published with Liberties Press MD Seán O'Keeffe, alongside Michael O'Loughlin, Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, Paula Campbell and Declan Meade.
If you’re interested in finding out what the publishers are really looking for, the best practices in submitting your work and the big no-nos on the path to getting published, then join our publishers for a lunchtime of excellent free advice.

Seán O'Keeffe - not a Liberties Press author but our publisher instead!

Saturday 17 November, 11.00am
Healthy Living chaired by Liberties Press author Sylvia Thompson, with Juliet Bressan, Dr Eva Osmond and Brian Colbert.
Determined to live a healthier lifestyle but just not sure how to start? Our health experts will be on hand to give advice and answer your questions on healthy diets, fighting depression, finding happiness and general health issues.

Sylvia Thompson is an author and award-winning journalist who writes principally on health and environmental issues for The Irish Times. She is a woman of many interests and talents, however, and is also the author of
Hands On: The Art of Crafting in Ireland.

Sunday 18 November, 1.00pm
Bringing The Theatre To Life with Liberties Press author Barry Cassin, alongside Christopher Fitz-Simon and Patrick Sutton.
Patrick Sutton, director of Smock Alley Theatre and The Gaiety School of Acting, leads two prominent figures in Irish theatre in a conversation about their lives and experiences in theatre throughout the years.

Barry Cassin has had a wide-ranging acting career which he wrote about and more in his memoir
I Never Had a Proper Job: A Life in the Theatre.

For details of the full programme click

I don't know about you, but we can't wait!