Dublin Literary Event Guide

Welcome to our brand new and sparkling Dublin Literary Event Guide! Every Friday, we’re going to bring you all the upcoming events for the next week, weekly and monthly open mic opportunities and the bigger events that are coming in the future!

Weekly Events
Open Mic
Upcoming Events

As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included!


Weekly Events

The Bohemyth at The Lilliput Press
Date: Tuesday the 13th of October
Address: Lilliput Press, 62-63 Sitric Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin, Ireland 7 at 7PM
About: The Lilliput Press is proud to present a showcase evening of readings from the finest poetry and prose contributors to The Bohemyth. €2 and BYOB

Hodges Figgis YA panel discussion
Date: Thursday Oct 15th
Address:56-58 Dawson St, Dublin 2 at 6PM
About: Young Adult panel discussion with Claire Hennessy, Louise O’Neill, Dave Rudden and Ruth Frances Long.

Paper Visual Art Journal Publication Launch
Date: Thursday 15 October 2015
Address: Candle Bar (Kelly’s Hotel), 35–37 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
About: Paper Visual Art Journal will be launching two hard-copy publications. ‘Blueprint,’ edited by Nathan O’Donnell and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, includes a number of reviews as well as both written and visual essays. ‘Nevsky Prospect,’ the science-fiction supplement edited by Adrian Duncan and Niamh Dunphy, considers the ‘sci-fi turn’ in contemporary art practice through essays, fiction, and images.

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

Lingo Festival
Date: 16th, 17th, 18th October
Address: Various
About: Lingo is Ireland’s first and only spoken word festival.


Open Mic

Flying South
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!

Cave Writings
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
Date: TBC
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.

Slam Sunday
Date: Monthly
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.


Upcoming Events

Bram Stoker Festival
Date: 23-26th October 2016
Address: Various
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.

Deptcon 1
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.

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