Andrew Rudd
Mary Morrissey
Jennifer Johnston
Ross Lewis
Dublin Book Festival Book Club
Pauline McLynn

Information

Dublin Book Festival 2014: Interns Wanted

by admin on June 25, 2014

We are looking for two interns to assist in the organisation and marketing of this year’s festival, which will take place from the 13th – 16th November 2014. Successful candidates will need to able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a dynamic team.This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to get first hand experience of running a festival and working within the arts. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop relationships with authors and publishers in addition to getting a hands-on overview of what it means to organise a large-scale event.

Online Marketing Intern

The successful candidate will work with the Dublin Book Festival’s in-house web content manager and develop relevant online content which they will post and publicise on the festival website, www.dublinbookfestival.com. This will include the opportunity to conduct interviews with participating authors as well as managing social media competitions and PR exercises. Marketing experience as well as a working knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential.

Administrative Assistant

We are also looking for an administrative assistant to help in organising this year’s festival. The assistant will work closely with the Programme Director in developing this year’s programme as well as liaising with authors, booksellers and publishers in order to make sure that the structure of the festival runs smoothly. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programmes, have fluent English and a knowledge of the publishing industry would be desirable, but not essential. We are looking for people with excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

*The internships offered are unpaid, however, travel expenses will be covered. Days worked are flexible and will be 2 days per week. To apply for any of these internships, send a current CV and Covering letter to julianne@dublinbookfestival.com

Closing Date: 4th July 2014

 

Volunteer: Dublin Book Festival 2014

by admin on October 3, 2013

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals. This 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 Irish Publishing and its authors.

This Festival, which is shared by publishers, contributors and audiences alike, is one of celebration – celebration of a country that produces some of the best literature in the world and of the teams behind them that make it all happen.

We will be looking at recruiting volunteers for the festival from September 2014, so please check back then to download the form.

 

 

This year, for the week running up to and the days during the Dublin Book Festival, we are looking for confident and enthusiastic drama students, groups and individuals to take part in a series of live pop-up performances on LUAS and DART in Dublin city centre locations. This would involve surprise readings of both poetry and prose to help spread word of the Festival.

This is an exciting opportunity for eager young actors and adults alike to exercise their imagination in front of a wide and varied audience, to remind people of the celebration, the community, and the collective awesomeness of Dublin Book Festival.

Participation in the Festival is open to those who are over the age of 18 years only. Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role. If interested, please reply to info@dublinbookfestival.com where we would be happy to pass on more information.

The Dublin Book Festival Team!

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Getting Here

by admin on August 7, 2013

The majority of the events in the festival will take place in Smock Alley Theatre, which is situated on Exchange Street Lower.  You can see the façade facing on to Wood Quay.

Smock Alley Theatre is only a 10 minute walk from Tara Street DART station and 5 minutes from the Jervis Street stop on the red LUAS line. It is a 10 minute walk from O’Connell Street.

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Smock Alley is served by the following bus services. You can plan your Dublin Bus journey here.

Stop 1443: 83, 79, 39a, 39, 37, 145, 79a, 70
Stop 1479: 25, 25a, 25b, 151, 83, 145, 39a, 70
Stop 1480: 79, 79a
Stop 312: 67, 25b, 66a, 26, 25a, 66b
Stop 2002: 40, 123, 27, 747, 13, 77a, 49
Stop 2003: 56a,150,54a

There are also parking facilities at Christchurch and Fleet Street. For further information and a map to the theatre, go to Smock Alley. Some events will take place in venues across the city including the National Library of Ireland, The Gutter Bookshop, Pearse St. Library and other Libraries in Dublin. Further details of these venues will be posted nearer to the time.

Volunteers

by admin on October 10, 2012

If you would like to volunteer with the festival in 2013 please send an email to us at  info@dublinbookfestival.com

We will not be processing applications until Summer 2013

 

 

 

Where To Go & How To Get There

by admin on October 7, 2012

The majority of the events in the festival will take place in Smock Alley Theatre, which is situated on Exchange Street Lower.  You can see the façade facing on to Wood Quay.

Smock Alley Theatre is only a 10 minute walk from Tara Street DART station and 5 minutes from the Jervis Street stop on the red LUAS line. It is a 10 minute walk from O’Connell Street. There are also parking facilities at Christchurch and Fleet Street. For further information and a map to the theatre, go to INFORMATION or MAP

Some events will take place in venues across the city including the National Library of Ireland, The Gutter Bookshop, Irish Writers’ Centre, Fighting Words, Medley, Pearse St. Library and other Libraries in Dublin. Further details of these venues will be posted nearer to the time.

Children’s Events

by admin on October 1, 2012

Children’s event details will be released in September 2014

Schools’ Events

by admin on October 1, 2012

These events must be pre-booked and can only accommodate a limited number of children. For more information, please contact info@dublinbookfestival.com.

Children’s Area

by admin on October 1, 2012

Bring your children along to the Dublin Book Festival and let them curl up on our bean bags, read a book or write their own story. There will be readings throughout the weekend, open to the public, free of charge, so feel free to drop by and listen to authors reading their exciting tales!

Note: Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during children’s events and workshops.

Dublin Book Festival Bookshop

by admin on October 1, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our festival bookshop at Smock Alley Theatre, open from 13 to 16 November 2014, which will have titles from over 60 Irish publishers and a reading area where you can enjoy a cup of tea and browse our books. Authors will be in the book signing area in the bookshop.