We at the towers were finally let out yesterday to take photos and prance about holding books and what not. We also had the likes of Jimmy McGee and Fergal Quinn dropping into the Beautiful Smock Alley. Check out some of the lovely pics that have been circulating the media waves on this fine November day- including some….err not so ‘official’ images of all the high jynx!
Here is what the Irish Times were saying:
Over 148 authors will take part in this year’s Dublin Book Festival, the fifth such celebration of Irish writing and publishing.
Running from next Tuesday, November 13th, to Sunday, November 18th, the programme features over 60 events including readings, interviews, political and current affairs discussions, poetry, book-binding workshops and children’s entertainment.
Julianne Mooney, who organised the festival programme, says its central aim is “to create a community atmosphere in which to show the diversity, vitality and talent of Irish publishers and writers”.
The opening event on Tuesday, entitled Inspiring Lives, Inspiring Stories features writers Dervla Murphy and Alice Taylor in conversation with arts broadcaster Sean Rocks. To read the rest, go to the Irish Times website http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/1105/breaking38.html
Check out this rather poetic looking literary moment (Makes one think of Harry Clarke?) of Sinead Moriarty and Dermot Bolger in the great banqueting hall in Smock Alley itself. This was all very poised and bookish and professional until something rather odd happened…..we were interrupted by an avian visitor in the shape of a pigeon! Luckily our very nice and talented picture taker Eoin Connolly was on hand to capture the very best in ‘candid moments’ and so ….yes dear readers….we captured this very special holy spirit-like moment for your awe and delectation! And to think that with all of this hitting the i-waves today you can only imagine what else is to come! Make sure to visit our facebook page for yet more amazing images from the day- a collection which will, we are certain be augmented as the week and indeed festival proceeds!
Don’t forget that it all kicks off next Tuesday with Dervla Murphy, Alice Taylor in conversation with Sean Rocks at 8pm. For more info about our events, interviews and generally inspiring literary information, check out our interview, news and programme pages!