Liberties Press at Dublin Book Festival 2015

For all of you fellow book lovers out there, it's that time of the year again!

From the November 12-15th, Dublin will celebrate some of Ireland's greatest writers during the Dublin Book Festival, taking place in Smock Alley Theatre. We're thrilled that some of our most talented, emerging authors are included in the programme. Whether you fancy a lunchtime reading, a live  radio broadcast, or a discussion on poetry - we've got you covered!



Fri, 13 Nov / 9.00am

Start off your morning  with Ireland's business experts Pamela Newenham, editor of Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech HubHugh Henry, Director of Innovation and R&D at Bord na Móna and Frank McCarthy, entrepreneur and author. There will be a Q&A session where the audience will be invited to get specific advice from the experts.

Find more information here.

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Lunchtime Readings

Fri, 13 Nov / 12.10pm

Escape the daily grind and spend your lunch break listening to author Kelly Creighton reading from her acclaimed debut novel The Bones of It. She will be joined by fellow debut writers Gerard Lee, Jane Talbot and Alan Walsh. Admission is free. 

Get the full details here.

RTÉ Radio 1 Arena live

Fri, 13 Nov / 7.00 pm

Join Seán Rocks for a live broadcast of RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena with some of today’s most engaging new authors, poets and musicians at the Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre. Debut author Frankie Gaffney will talk about his novel Dublin Seven, published in October. This event is free.

More information here.

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The Inspiration of Life, Love and Loss

Sat, 14 Nov / 4.00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of readings and discussion led by Maureen Kennelly, Director of Poetry Ireland with poets and writers Moyra Donaldson, author of The Goose Tree, Mark Granier,  John MacKenna,  and Nessa O’Mahony.

Full details here.


Sun, 15 Nov / 1:00 pm

Join Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin, literary talent scout and publishing consultant from The Inkwell Group and, for a discussion with some of Ireland's best crime writers: Alex Barclay,  Jarlath Gregory, author of The Organised Criminal, Jason Johnson, author of Aloysius Tempo and Louise Phillips.

More information here.

Tickets for the Dublin Book Festival are very reasonably priced (and often free) but they do need to be reserved in advance, so get booking. See you there!