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Red Line Book Festival Readers Day takes place on October 14th in the Civic Theatre


On Saturday, October 14th, in the Civic Theatre, Dermot Bolger leads a series of intimate conversations and readings with noted Irish writers including John Banville (Time Pieces – A Dublin Memoir, The Sea); Mike McCormack (Solar Bones); Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking); Julie Parsons (The Therapy House); Lisa Harding (Harvesting) and Mary O’Rourke (Letters of My Life, Just Mary).

This unique event is the annual highlight of The Red Line Book Festival, which is a celebration of all things literary.

It provides a programme of some 40 events and workshops aimed at audiences of all ages and interests from both the local and wider community. The initiative is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.

Readers Day host, Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland’s best known writers. This is his fifteenth year to curate and present Readers Day. 2015 saw the publication of his Selected Poems, That Which is Suddenly Precious and last year he published his 13th novel, The Lonely Sea and Sky. Dermot writes for Ireland’s leading newspapers and in 2012 was named Commentator of the Year at the Irish Newspaper Awards. His adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses is being staged by the Abbey Theatre throughout October 2017.

The Red Line Book Festival has plenty more to offer over its five day run, including theatre productions, poetry recitals, workshops, open-mic nights and a feast of talks, demonstrations and readings. For more information on Readers Day and others events showing at Red Line Book Festival, visit www.redlinebookfestival.ie

A range of free events is also on offer, but please be advised that booking is essential. Book online or through the Civic Theatre Box Office:  01 4627 477