Dublin Book Festival Programme Released

The Dublin Book Festival has launched its full program in PDF and online.

Running from 2 March through to 6 March 2011, the programme opens with Dublin, Its Place I Literature moderated by Eileen Battersby and featuring Anthony Cronin and Dermot Bolger.

The programme also features discussions about; Ireland’s future with Mark Little, Shane Coleman, Justine McCarthy, Stephen Kinsella and Ken Foxe; Ireland’s crime problems with John Mooney, Barry Cummins, Abigail Rieley and Emer Connolly; Careers and personal finance with Colm Rapple, Brendan Foley and Jane Downes; a session on writing for young children with Sarah Webb, Kevin Stevens and chaired by Mags Walsh; and The Past is Now: Lessons for today from Ireland’s past, a discussion about Irish history with Ryan Tubridy, Diarmaid Ferriter and Susan Cahill.

The festival will also feature book launches for The Boy In The Gap by Paul Soye, The Last Irish Plague: The Great Flu Epidemic in Ireland 1918-19 by Catriona Foley and October Moon by Michael Scott

The Good Room in the Mercantile bar will feature a tea party extravaganza, Lady-dee nov’lists swanning about in all their glory, literary heads having cosy chats with cuddly writer Brian Leyden and Good Room games such as ‘Bring Your Girl/Boyfriend to Meet The Mammy’ and silent scrabble with the Child Who Can Be Seen and Not Heard. Irish Publishing News will host a Pecha Kucha session in the Good Room at 4pm on Saturday 5 March.