20 – 29 May

Events
2018

  • Pre-Festival Events
  • Festival Events
  • Post-Festival Events
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

7:00PM, Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The Convention Centre Dublin

New Voices with District Magazine

New Voices with District Magazine

7:30PM, Friday, 18 May 2018
GPO

Party in the Park

Party in the Park

11:00AM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
St Patricks Park

Where Have you Come From, Where Are you Going? An Autobiography in Moments

Where Have you Come From, Where Are you Going? An Autobiography in Moments

11:00AM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
St Patricks Park

Write Here: Melatu Uche Okorie & Nikesh Shukla

Write Here: Melatu Uche Okorie & Nikesh Shukla

12:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Two Sides to Every City: Walking Tours - North of the Liffey

Two Sides to Every City: Walking Tours - North of the Liffey

2:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Meeting Point: Smock Alley Theatre

Poetry Alive! with Michael Rosen

Poetry Alive! with Michael Rosen

2:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Looking for Bang Bang

Looking for Bang Bang

2:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
The Complex

We Love YA! DeptCon @ ILFDublin

We Love YA! DeptCon @ ILFDublin

5:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
The Complex

Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk

6:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

On Sharing Poetry with Children and Teenagers (and Why It Matters) with Michael Rosen

On Sharing Poetry with Children and Teenagers (and Why It Matters) with Michael Rosen

6:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

GCN Town Hall Talk: At Swim, Two Boys

GCN Town Hall Talk: At Swim, Two Boys

7:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Belvedere House

Long Players: David Mitchell & Deborah Levy

Long Players: David Mitchell & Deborah Levy

8:00PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Filming in Cuba with Werner Herzog

Filming in Cuba with Werner Herzog

9:30PM, Saturday, 19 May 2018
The Complex

Party in the Park

Party in the Park

11:00AM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
St Patricks Park

Where Have you Come From, Where Are you Going? An Autobiography in Moments

Where Have you Come From, Where Are you Going? An Autobiography in Moments

11:00AM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
St Patricks Park

Suzanne O’Sullivan

Suzanne O’Sullivan

12:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Workshop: Improv for Writers

Workshop: Improv for Writers

1:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
The International Comedy Club

Drag Story Time

Drag Story Time

1:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
St Patricks Park

Meet Rabbit & Bear with Julian Gough

Meet Rabbit & Bear with Julian Gough

2:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn

2:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Reportage & Ireland: Orla Guerin, Caelainn Hogan, Samanth Subramanian

Reportage & Ireland: Orla Guerin, Caelainn Hogan, Samanth Subramanian

4:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Liz Nugent

Liz Nugent

6:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

An Túr: Tionscadal an Tarot /The Tower: The Tarot Project

An Túr: Tionscadal an Tarot /The Tower: The Tarot Project

8:00PM, Sunday, 20 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Amy Bloom & Roddy Doyle

Amy Bloom & Roddy Doyle

6:00PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Filming the Writers

Filming the Writers

6:00PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Masterclass with Maggie O’Farrell

Masterclass with Maggie O’Farrell

6:30PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Belvedere House

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Spirits of the Liberties

Spirits of the Liberties

7:00PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Pearse Lyons Distillery

Una Mullally with Elaine Feeney, Tara Flynn & Emmet Kirwan

Una Mullally with Elaine Feeney, Tara Flynn & Emmet Kirwan

8:00PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Global Poetry Reading: Colette Bryce, Kayo Chingonyi & Selina Tusitala

Global Poetry Reading: Colette Bryce, Kayo Chingonyi & Selina Tusitala

8:00PM, Monday, 21 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Masterclass with Amy Bloom

Masterclass with Amy Bloom

11:00AM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Belvedere House

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The Art of Writing: Alicia Kopf and Sara Baume

The Art of Writing: Alicia Kopf and Sara Baume

6:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Instituto Cervantes

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: John Banville & Claire Kilroy with John Boyne

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: John Banville & Claire Kilroy with John Boyne

6:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

7:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

Poetry Ireland Introductions Series

Poetry Ireland Introductions Series

7:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell

8:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

The Stinging Fly Launch

The Stinging Fly Launch

8:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
East Side Tavern

The Dublin Story Slam - Dublin

The Dublin Story Slam - Dublin

8:00PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Whelan’s

Children’s Books Ireland: Book of the Year Awards

Children’s Books Ireland: Book of the Year Awards

12:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Tokotoko Tales of the Tusitala

Tokotoko Tales of the Tusitala

1:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Talking Translation - Understanding the Other

Talking Translation - Understanding the Other

2:30PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

Talking Translation - Translation as Transhumance

Talking Translation - Translation as Transhumance

4:30PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

Whispered Renditions

Whispered Renditions

5:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
TCD Global Room

Talking Translation - Words and Images, Truth and Lies

Talking Translation - Words and Images, Truth and Lies

5:30PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

Yiyun Li: Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Yiyun Li: Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

6:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Javier Cercas & Mathias Énard

Javier Cercas & Mathias Énard

6:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Alliance Francaise

Documentary Poetics

Documentary Poetics

6:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

6:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

The Flying Superhero Clothes Horse presents: Ballyer is 70 - the Book!

The Flying Superhero Clothes Horse presents: Ballyer is 70 - the Book!

6:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Ballyfermot Library

Poetry Ireland Introductions Series

Poetry Ireland Introductions Series

7:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

When a Shadow Casts a Shadow

When a Shadow Casts a Shadow

7:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
UCD Global Lounge

Women and the Essay: Daisy Hildyard, Ashleigh Young, Joanna Walsh

Women and the Essay: Daisy Hildyard, Ashleigh Young, Joanna Walsh

8:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Laoch na Laochra: Tionscadal na Tána / The Greatest Hero: The Táin Project

Laoch na Laochra: Tionscadal na Tána / The Greatest Hero: The Táin Project

8:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Brave & Bold: Inspirational Women Who Changed History - Schools Event

Brave & Bold: Inspirational Women Who Changed History - Schools Event

10:30AM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Talking Translation - Irish Poetry in Spanish Clothes

Talking Translation - Irish Poetry in Spanish Clothes

3:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018

Talking Translation - Words and Images, Truth and Lies

Talking Translation - Words and Images, Truth and Lies

4:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

Celebrating William Trevor: John Banville, Dermot Bolger, Roy Foster, Yiyun Li & Danielle McLaughlin

Celebrating William Trevor: John Banville, Dermot Bolger, Roy Foster, Yiyun Li & Danielle McLaughlin

6:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

6:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Eblana House

Words on the Street 2018: A European Literature Trail

Words on the Street 2018: A European Literature Trail

6:30PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Various Venues

Micro-Stories from the City - Storytelling with Elizabeth Reapy and Declan Burke

Micro-Stories from the City - Storytelling with Elizabeth Reapy and Declan Burke

6:30PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Pearse Street Library

Soul Clap its Hands and Sing: Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Linda Buckley

Soul Clap its Hands and Sing: Doireann Ní Ghríofa & Linda Buckley

7:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

Polari: Paul Burston, John Boyne, VG Lee, Hilary McCollum & Mark Ward

Polari: Paul Burston, John Boyne, VG Lee, Hilary McCollum & Mark Ward

8:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Bellobar

Motherfoclóir Live Podcast Recording: Darach Ó Séaghdha with Aidan Coughlan, Terry O’Hagan & Éimear Duffy

Motherfoclóir Live Podcast Recording: Darach Ó Séaghdha with Aidan Coughlan, Terry O’Hagan & Éimear Duffy

8:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers

Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers

10:30AM, Friday, 25 May 2018
Royal Hospital Kilmainham

A Voice In Flight: Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird

6:00PM, Friday, 25 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

Agency and Consent: Laurie Penny

Agency and Consent: Laurie Penny

8:00PM, Friday, 25 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Neil Gaiman Selects… Alice by Jan Švankmajer

Neil Gaiman Selects… Alice by Jan Švankmajer

8:00PM, Friday, 25 May 2018
Irish Film Institute

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Stories From the Underbelly

Stories From the Underbelly

8:00PM, Friday, 25 May 2018
The Workman’s Club

The Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published - Full Day Seminar

The Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published - Full Day Seminar

9:30AM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Comic Book Workshop

Comic Book Workshop

10:00AM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Tara Building

Workshop: Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst

Workshop: Fantastically Great Women Who Made History with Kate Pankhurst

10:30AM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Family Screening of Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Introduced by ER Murray

Family Screening of Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Introduced by ER Murray

11:00AM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Irish Film Institute

Story Secrets, For Readers and Writers: Judi Curtin, Shane Hegarty, ER Murray & Pádraig Kenny

Story Secrets, For Readers and Writers: Judi Curtin, Shane Hegarty, ER Murray & Pádraig Kenny

12:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Tales from the Shadows - Dublin Tales

Tales from the Shadows - Dublin Tales

12:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Complex

Two Sides to Every City: Walking Tours - South of the Liffey

Two Sides to Every City: Walking Tours - South of the Liffey

2:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Meeting Point: Smock Alley Theatre

Brave & Bold: The Women Who Made Me: Ivana Bacik, Kate Pankhurst, Sinéad Moriarty, Róisín Ingle & Annie Madden

Brave & Bold: The Women Who Made Me: Ivana Bacik, Kate Pankhurst, Sinéad Moriarty, Róisín Ingle & Annie Madden

2:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
RDS Concert Hall

Caoilinn Hughes & Rebecca O’Connor

Caoilinn Hughes & Rebecca O’Connor

2:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Complex

Comic Book Workshop

Comic Book Workshop

2:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Tara Building

Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

3:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Irish Writers Centre

Yrsa Daley-Ward

Yrsa Daley-Ward

4:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Poetry Ireland

Derek Landy & Skulduggery Pleasant… Exclusive Launch Event of Midnight

Derek Landy & Skulduggery Pleasant… Exclusive Launch Event of Midnight

6:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Complex

Kit de Waal in Conversation

Kit de Waal in Conversation

6:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Comic Book Workshop

Comic Book Workshop

6:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Tara Building

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

7:30PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
Atlas Language School

Amanda Palmer & Laurie Penny

Amanda Palmer & Laurie Penny

8:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
RDS Concert Hall

Big Stories: Giant Pictures Picturebooks Brought Alive on the Big Screen - Relaxed Event

Big Stories: Giant Pictures Picturebooks Brought Alive on the Big Screen - Relaxed Event

11:00AM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Ark

Dublin Ghost Signs Lazy Bike Tour

Dublin Ghost Signs Lazy Bike Tour

12:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Lazy Bike Tour Shop

Korea Focus: Bae Suah

Korea Focus: Bae Suah

12:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Waiting List Only: Family Tour of Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger exhibition at Dublin Castle

Waiting List Only: Family Tour of Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger exhibition at Dublin Castle

1:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Dublin Castle (Coach House Gallery)

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Big Stories: Giant Pictures Picturebooks Brought Alive on the Big Screen

Big Stories: Giant Pictures Picturebooks Brought Alive on the Big Screen

1:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Ark

Workshop: Just in Time and Place

Workshop: Just in Time and Place

1:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Lab

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation with Eimear McBride & Yehuda Shaul

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation with Eimear McBride & Yehuda Shaul

2:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

The World of Under the Hawthorn Tree with Marita Conlon-McKenna

The World of Under the Hawthorn Tree with Marita Conlon-McKenna

3:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Dublin Castle (Gothic Room)

Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop

Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop

3:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Ark

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Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner

4:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning

6:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
Smock Alley Theatre

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

8:00PM, Sunday, 27 May 2018
The Convention Centre Dublin

An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

7:00PM, Saturday, 16 Jun 2018
Liberty Hall