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Red Line Book Festival 2013 (Oct 15-20)

Red Line Book Festival 2013 - Dublin, IrelandIn association with South Dublin County Council, The Red Line Book Festival is about to get underway across libraries in Dublin. There are plays, book readings and poetry being featured, with authors and poets reading at selected venues across Dublin.

Arise & Go! – Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly (15th October 2013)

It kicks off on Tuesday 15th October at 1pm at the Atrium in Tallaght Hospital. Why not stop by for this lunch time treat, and join poet Stephen James Smith, and folk musician Enda Reilly as they explore the great writings of W.B Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, Padraigh MacPras, and Luke Kelly and they bring you on a journey of words and music.

Acquittances 123 – Sue Hassett (16th October 2013)

On Wednesday 16th you can enjoy a reading by writer Sue Hassett, as she brings to life one of her fictionalised novels ”Acquittances 123” which was based as her upbringing in a mixed Irish and British family home life in the West of Cork, and Cork city itself. Sue will be on hand to read her novel, the admission is free, and all are welcome. This event takes place from 1.15pm to 2pm in Studio 3, on the 2nd floor in Rua Red. For booking and more information, ring 01-451-5860 or email

Three Men Talking About Things the Kinda Know About – Colm Keegan, Stephen James Smith & Kalle Ryan (16th October 2013)

Three men talking about things they kinda know about features Colm Keegan, who I am taking part in a workshop with, is another exciting looking event. This has been billed as a play to go and see. Writers Stephen James Smith, Kalle Ryan and Colm Keegan, aka Three Men Talking, star in this uplifting play about 3 men who touch on everyday issues, including love, family, the things that make us human. But be advised contains some strong language! It takes place from 8pm in the main auditorium at the Civic Theatre. Ring the box office on 01-462-7477 or email to book your place. Admission is €12.00 or €10.00 with concessions in partnership with Poetry Ireland.

These three events are just the tip of the iceberg. You can view much more information on the Red Line Book Festival website. The festival takes place over two weeks, and many events have free admission. For further information either call in to your local South Dublin library and ask for the red booklet on this festival, or view the brochure online here.

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