This years annual Red Line Book Festival opened on Wednesday to a packed house to once again celebrate all things literary; from the spoken, to the written, the sung, to the played, and the illustrated to the thought!
The festival is organised by South Dublin Libraries and provides a programme of events and workshops that appeal to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms.
This years very impressive line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature which it’s hoped will fire up the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore new ideas and opinions.
Since opening on Wednesday attendees have been treated to the following which all sold out; TEDx Tallaght in the Civic Theatre, The Bear and The Proposal, plays by Chekov in Rathfarnham Castle and the Art of Storytelling on the Radio in Rua Red.
If you haven’t been able to attend yet don’t worry as there’s still plenty of excellent events to come this weekend.
Tonight sees a musical show starring internationally acclaimed singers Lisa Lambe and Matthew Gilsenan in the Civic Theatre at 8pm, while a discussion on Women Writing Today also takes place in the Civic at 8.15.
This event will be hosted by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, Ireland’s leading literary scout, founder of Writing.ie and published author, and include some of Ireland’s top female writers Doreen Finn, Caitriona Lally and Maire T Robinson on its panel.
Readers Day will take place in the Civic tomorrow, from 10.30am to 4pm and will feature some of the titans of Irish writing like Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Joseph O’Connor
Catherine Dunne, Myles Dungan and Katie Donovan.
Model and food blogger Roz Purcell will host a food demonstration in the theatre on Saturday evening at 6.30pm.
On Sunday the RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany will record an event that will be aired in the next few weeks.
As well as this there will also be an evening of live entertainment featuring local authors, poets and musicians in the Civic Theatre from 5.45pm and tickets cost €8.
For further information please visit www.redlinebookfestival.ie.