THE FROST IS ALL OVER

06 Jun 2009 - 06 Jun 2009

€15

A traditional Irish music performance set to the poetry of Dermot Bolger. The Frost is all Over is an evocative live music / theatre performance that brings together two of Ireland's foremost solo traditional musicians with the poetry of one…

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ZOE HELLER AND GEOFF DYER

05 Jun 2009 - 05 Jun 2009

€12

A metropolitan sensibility pervades two darkly satirical novels about faith, identity, desire and transformation. Zoe Heller & Geoff Dyer in conversation with Helen Meaney. Zoe Heller joined the literary super league with her Man Booker-shortlisted Notes on a Scandal, a…

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COLM TOIBIN

05 Jun 2009 - 05 Jun 2009

€12

In conversation with Brendan Barrington, Colm Tóibin, the best-selling author of Blackwater Lightship and The Master discusses his luminous new novel, a work of devastating emotional power that underscores his status as a peerless writer of narrative virtuosity.Brooklyn – the…

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STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

Special Event/ 04 Jun 2009 - 12 Sep 2009

€12

A free workshop using the arts as an express lane to cultural understanding offered by Dr. Kerric Harvey, in association with Barabbas - no previous artistic, writing, theatrical skills or experience necessary. When you sign up for the workshop, you'll…

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ANNE MICHAELS

04 Jun 2009 - 04 Jun 2009

€12

To celebrate the long-awaited publication of Anne Michaels second novel The Winter Vault Dublin Writers Festival welcomes the Toronto-based author to the stage for a one-off Irish visit chaired by Eve Patten. Over ten years ago Canadian poet Anne Michaels…

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MELVYN BRAGG

04 Jun 2009 - 04 Jun 2009

€12

To a degree all creative writing is autobiographical. Most writers draw to some extent on their own experience to create character and narrative. But when does fact blur into fiction and fiction fact? The narrative arc of Melvyn Bragg’s most…

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