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Our 2018 Festival will run from Thursday 15th November to Sunday 18th November. The programme for DBF 2018 will be available closer to the time. Sign up for our newsletter, follow us on social media and watch this space for updates!






dbf2017-event-400x600-2-1The Business Clinic

With Rachel Killeen, Ethna Kennon and Kerri O’Connell in conversation with Larry Mac Hale 

In association with the Local Enterprise Office – Dublin

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-5Reaching Readers 2.0: Where Are We Headed?

Publishing Ireland Trade Day

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Registration 9.30am)

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-6The Art of the Short Story***SOLD OUT***

With Christine Dwyer Hickey, Martin Malone and Sean O’Reilly in conversation with Paula Shields

In association with The National Library of Ireland

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

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Lunchtime Readings: Debut Poetry Collections

With Amanda Bell, Brian Kirk and Emma McKervey in conversation with Lisa Frank

Time: 1.00pm – 1.45pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-8The New Autobiography

With Kevin Breathnach, Niamh Campbell and Sinéad Gleeson in conversation with Brendan Barrington

In association with The Dublin Review

Time: 6.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-9Takin the Mic at DBF: Tory Campbell and Rob Doyle with Colin Dardis and Geraldine O’Kane

In association with The Irish Writers Centre & Poetry NI

Time: 7.00pm

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