The big event this weekend is Lingo! The spoken word festival runs over three days and has over fifty performers in six locations! Definitely worth a look! There’s also the Red Line Book Festival which ends tomorrow but still has some great events on between now and then!
As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included!
The Short Story: Windows into Other Worlds – A Panel Discussion
Date:Friday 16th October 2015
Address: Loose End Studio at 8.15PM
About: As the short story continues to go from strength to strength, this panel of award-winning authors looks at the different aspects of writing in this genre. €8 & €6 concession
Red Line Book Festival Readers Day
Date: Saturday 17th Oct
Address: Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
About: Renowned writers from across the literary spectrum will participate in a day of readings and public conversations at Readers Day. Chaired by Dermot Bolger, one of Ireland’s best known writers, this relaxing and intimate day of readings will feature award winning authors Jennifer Johnston, Mary Costello, Martina Devlin, Michael O’Loughlin, Carlo Gébler and Hugo Hamiliton talking about their experiences with their fathers, and popular broadcaster Joe Duffy, who recently launched his new book Children of the Rising.
Date: 16th, 17th, 18th October
About: Lingo is Ireland’s first and only spoken word festival.
Gorse No. 4 Launch
Date: Wednesday, 21st October
Address:The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland D2 at 7pm
About: The launch of gorse no. 4 has readings from the issue by Patrick Chapman, Dominque Cleary, Orla Fitzpatrick, Hugh Fulham-McQuillan, Suzanne Walsh, Jona Xhepa, plus music by Gar Cox.
Date: Last Friday of every month.
Address: Jaja Studios, 1B Cowper St, Arbour Hill, D7 at 7PM
About:Flying South is a free, monthly, mental health themed arts and open mic night. All forms of spoken word are welcome – poetry, comedy, drama, performance, and storytelling as well as those who would just like to come along to listen & maybe have a chat. Free tea, coffee and sweets!
Date: Every two weeks (Next event is Monday 12th October)
Address: The Barricade Inn at 8:30PM,
About: Cave Writings is a nomadic tribe of creatives of various mediums who regularly come together and share their work. Primarily writers, we are also artists, scientists and filmmakers who come, speak and share ideas.
FRESH Poetry Slam
Address: Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
About: Fresh is a poetry slam competition with live spoken word and is hosted by Aidan Murphy and Edel Doran. There is an open sign-up for poets with twelve getting to compete. Prizes are issued to five poets as a percentage of door takings.
Address: Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2 at 7.30PM
About:Slam Sunday is a monthly spoken word poetry competition. Entry is open to anyone on the night, and contestants are chosen at random. Cash prizes are awarded for top 3 poets on the night.
The Circle Sessions
Date: Every Monday night.
Address: The International Bar, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 at 8:00PM (Doors 7PM)
About: A night of spoken word poetry, storytelling, music and performance. Free Admission.
Dublin’s Underground Beat
Date: Every Wednesday night.
Address: The International Bar on Wicklow Street from 8PM to midnight.
About: A free night of music and poetry with spoken word and music performers. Six acts perform, followed by an open mic to all.
Bram Stoker Festival
Date: 23-26th October 2016
About:Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival 2015 has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events.Bram Stoker Festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, presented by Project Arts Centre.
Date: 23-24th October 2016
Address: Smock Alley Theatre
About:DeptCon1 will bring together some of the most influential authors and personalities of the YA literary genre.
Tickets are €30 and are valid for both days of the event. This 2 Day event features 23 authors, 12 Panels and plenty of surprises.Tickets are limited to 200 weekend passes.
Dublin Book Festival
Date: 12 – 15 November 2015
Address: Smock Alley Theatre
About:The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public Festival showcases, supports and develops Irish Publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish Publishing sector and its authors.