#DBF2017


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!

Main Programme

 

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THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER

 

 

dbf2017-newevent-400x600-2Book Art Exhibition

In association with Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm (on display from Thursday – Sunday)

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Book Launch: In White Ink by Elske Rahill 

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-4Book Launch: Dublin Bay – Nature and History bRob GoodbodyDavid Jeffrey and Richard Nairn in conversation with Senator David Norris

In association with Dublin Port

Time: 6.30pm 

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RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena Live Show

With Dermot Bolger, Fintan O’Toole, Sean Rocks and guest speakers

Time: 6.45pm – 8.00pm

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FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

 

 

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

With Rachel Killeen and Kerri O’Connell

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 

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

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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SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

 

 

dbf2017-event-400x600-2-2Dublin City Public Libraries Readers’ Day

With June Caldwell, Myles Dungan, Alison Jameson, Mary Kenny, Paul Lynch and Nuala O’Connor in conversation with Dave Kenny

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-10Mindshift: Social Media for Writers

With Kirstie McDermott

In association with The Irish Writers Centre 

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-11Short Story Masterclass 

With Sean O’Reilly

In association with The Irish Writers Centre 

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-12Michael Collins Walking Tour

With Lorcan Collins

Time: 11.15am

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-13Literary Walking Tour

With Pat Liddy

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-14Dublin History Walking Tour

With John Gibney

Time: 1.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-15Rick O’Shea Book Club

In conversation with Lisa Harding, Eoin Macken, Andrew Meehan and Stefanie Preissner

Time: 1.45pm – 3.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-16In America: Tales from Trump Country

With Caitríona Perry in conversation with Bryan Dobson

In association with The National Library of Ireland

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-17Michael O’Loughlin with Dermot Bolger

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-18Dublin Histories

With Donal Fallon, John Gibney and Aileen O’Carroll in conversation with Myles Dungan

In association with The National Library of Ireland

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-19Stand in Awe of All Mná

With Julieann Campbell, Gráinne Clear, Mia Gallagher, Sarah Maria Griffin, Felicity McCall and Freya McClements

Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-20Francis Brennan in conversation with Rick O’Shea

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-21Your Guide to Healthy Eating

With Adrian Martin, Jane McClenaghan and Paula Mee in conversation with Rosemary Mac Cabe

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-22Cracking Crime

With Sam Blake, Helen Moorhouse and Julie Parsons

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-23Book Launch

Rehabilitating the Serpent by Jack Harte

Time: 5.00pm – 5.40pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-26Roddy Doyle

In conversation with Catherine Dunne

Time: 6.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-24Book Launch: The Unforeseen by Dorothy Macardle

Time: 6.30pm  

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dbf2017-event-400x600-2-3New Island Books 25 Years Celebration

With Dermot Bolger, June Caldwell, Anthony Glavin, Sinéad Gleeson, Edwin Higel and family of Nuala O’Faolain

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

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SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

 

 

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With Nicola Barr, Patricia Deevy, Sarah Liddy and Ivan O’Brien In conversation with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

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With Pat Liddy

Time: 11.30am

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-29The Throne Room – Dublin Castle Walking Tour

With Myles Campbell and William Derham

Time: 12.00pm

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With Aileen Cox Blundell, Stella O’Malley and Lucy Wolfe In conversation with Róisín Ingle

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-31Arja Kajermo, Bernie McGill, Ciaran McMenamin, Billy O’Callaghan in conversation with Carlo Gébler

In association with Belfast Book Festival 

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-32Saving Ireland’s Nature and Natural Habitats

With Zoë Devlin, Pádraic Fogarty and Richard Nairn in conversation with Ella McSweeney

In association with National Botanic Gardens 

Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-33Meeting De Valera and Michael Collins

With Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr and David McCullagh in conversation with Tommy Graham

In association with RDS Library 

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-34Philip Davison, Carlo Gébler, Frank McGuinness, and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in conversation with Bernice Harrison

Time: 3.00pm – 4.15pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-35Book Launch: This Tumult by Caroline Preston

In association with RDS Library 

Time: 4.30pm

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In conversation with Declan Meade

Time: 4.45pm – 5.45pm

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WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

dbf2017-newevent-400x600-36Ireland’s Notable Women

With Clodagh Finn, Valerie Pakenham and Nell Regan in conversation with Martina Devlin

In association with Blanchardstown Library

Time: 8pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-37Children’s Voices: Are We Listening?

With Orla Kenny and Victoria Ryle in conversation with Martin Drury

In association with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and The Ark

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm

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THURSDAY 9 NOVEMBER

 

 

dbf2017-newevent-400x600-38Children’s Voices: Are We Listening?

Workshops with Alan Regnier and Simon Spain

In association with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and The Ark

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-39Book Launch: The Irish Sketches of Florence Vere O’Brien edited by David Rowe 

In association with RDS Library 

Time: 6.15pm

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dbf2017-newevent-400x600-40Book Launch: Rise Above!: Letters from Tyrone Guthrie edited by Christopher Fitz-Simon

In association with RDS Library 

Time: 7.15pm

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