Dublin Book Festival 2013
Last year the Dublin Book Festival 2012 presented a packed programme of events, almost entirely free of charge with readings, interviews, debates, book launches and workshops for adults, children and schools. The festival found a new home in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, and we felt so at home there that we’ve decided to return in 2013!
We would like to thank everyone that attended the festival and most importantly, those who were at the heart of the festival, the authors. It was because of their words and stories that the festival took place.
So now it’s on to preparations for 2013. I am delighted to be programming the Dublin Book Festival 2013 and look forward to working with one and all, to bring both new and well-known authors together under one roof, celebrating Ireland’s thirst for literature. We encourage you to send us ideas for events via Twitter or Facebook to help create a festival that will entertain and inspire.
As in the past, we will have a children’s and schools’ programme, events for budding authors, publishers and readers of all ages. The central aim of the festival is to create a community atmosphere in which to show the diversity, vitality and talent of Irish publishers and writers and we continue to work hard to ensure we keep this promise to you.
Julianne Mooney, Programme Director.