17 – 26 May

Events
2019

Festival Events

Bret Easton Ellis in Conversation

Bret Easton Ellis in Conversation

7:00PM, Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

New Voices with District Magazine

New Voices with District Magazine

7:00PM, Friday, 17 May 2019
GPO

It Is A Proper Book! Writing and Illustrating for Children & Getting Published

It Is A Proper Book! Writing and Illustrating for Children & Getting Published

10:00AM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
National Gallery of Ireland

Go Wild! Family Art Workshop & Museum Tour - Relaxed Event

Go Wild! Family Art Workshop & Museum Tour - Relaxed Event

11:00AM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Zoology Building, Trinity College Dublin

Dublin Plays Itself

Dublin Plays Itself

11:00AM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Irish Film Institute

Mystery & Adventure: Lauren St John

Mystery & Adventure: Lauren St John

12:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Go Wild! Family Art Workshop & Museum Tour

Go Wild! Family Art Workshop & Museum Tour

1:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Zoology Building, Trinity College Dublin

Dublin Plays Itself

Dublin Plays Itself

2:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Irish Film Institute

Meet Mr Gum with Andy Stanton

Meet Mr Gum with Andy Stanton

2:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Haiku Beach Stroll: Enjoy the Strand with Peter Money

Haiku Beach Stroll: Enjoy the Strand with Peter Money

3:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Meeting Point: Sandymount Strand North

The Independent Bookshop Tour

The Independent Bookshop Tour

3:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Meeting Point: Ulysses Rare Books

Beckett | Poems

Beckett | Poems

3:30PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

The Cross Dublin Without Passing a Pub Challenge

The Cross Dublin Without Passing a Pub Challenge

4:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Meeting Point: Lower Mount Street

Tríd an Doras Ársa / Through the Ancient Door

Tríd an Doras Ársa / Through the Ancient Door

6:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Erling Kagge

Erling Kagge

6:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Belvedere House

The Architect Reads: Kester Rattenbury

The Architect Reads: Kester Rattenbury

6:30PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Irish Georgian Society

Beckett | Poems

Beckett | Poems

6:30PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019

Faber New Poets: Sophie Collins, Zaffar Kunial & Hannah Sullivan

Faber New Poets: Sophie Collins, Zaffar Kunial & Hannah Sullivan

8:00PM, Saturday, 18 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Erling Kagge: Festival Walk

Erling Kagge: Festival Walk

10:00AM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Meeting Point: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Drawing Dublin’s Writers Tour

Drawing Dublin’s Writers Tour

11:00AM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Meeting Point: Oscar Wilde Statue

Meet Squishy McFluff with Pip Jones & Ella Okstad

Meet Squishy McFluff with Pip Jones & Ella Okstad

11:15AM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Baking Fiction: Literary Brunch with Kate Young

Baking Fiction: Literary Brunch with Kate Young

12:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Fumbally Stables

What a World! Authors 4 Oceans: Robin Stevens & Lauren St John with Flossie Donnelly

What a World! Authors 4 Oceans: Robin Stevens & Lauren St John with Flossie Donnelly

12:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019

Writing Our OWN Stories: Poetry Workshop with Aine O’Hara

Writing Our OWN Stories: Poetry Workshop with Aine O’Hara

1:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
The Lab

Murder Most Unladylike with Robin Stevens

Murder Most Unladylike with Robin Stevens

2:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Comic Book Workshop

Comic Book Workshop

2:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
The Vintage Teapot

Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin Screening

Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin Screening

2:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Irish Film Institute

Where would you like the bullet? Film Screening

Where would you like the bullet? Film Screening

2:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Silver Threads: Remembering Our City

Silver Threads: Remembering Our City

2:15PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

The World of Wonder with RJ Palacio

The World of Wonder with RJ Palacio

4:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

The Essay Today: Kevin Breathnach & Ian Maleney

The Essay Today: Kevin Breathnach & Ian Maleney

4:15PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Tales of the Cities – An Evening of Irish LGBTQ+ Poets

Tales of the Cities – An Evening of Irish LGBTQ+ Poets

5:30PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
The Liquor Rooms

Comic Book Workshop

Comic Book Workshop

6:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
The Vintage Teapot

Fiction and Migration: Emiliano Monge & Tommy Wieringa

Fiction and Migration: Emiliano Monge & Tommy Wieringa

6:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

The Power of Poetry: Sylva Fischerová & Michael O’Loughlin

The Power of Poetry: Sylva Fischerová & Michael O’Loughlin

6:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Poetry Ireland

Unseen Belfast: Jan Carson & David Keenan

Unseen Belfast: Jan Carson & David Keenan

8:00PM, Sunday, 19 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

RJ Palacio - Schools Event

RJ Palacio - Schools Event

11:30AM, Monday, 20 May 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Pat McCabe & Nicole Flattery with Danny Denton

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Pat McCabe & Nicole Flattery with Danny Denton

6:00PM, Monday, 20 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

File ar Fhile / Poet by Poet

File ar Fhile / Poet by Poet

6:00PM, Monday, 20 May 2019
Poetry Ireland

Marion Mahony Griffin: The Magic of America

Marion Mahony Griffin: The Magic of America

6:30PM, Monday, 20 May 2019
Royal Irish Academy

Clear Bright Future: Paul Mason

Clear Bright Future: Paul Mason

8:00PM, Monday, 20 May 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

Schools Event: What a World! The Great Irish Weather Book

Schools Event: What a World! The Great Irish Weather Book

12:00PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Being Various: Lucy Caldwell with Yan Ge & Darran Anderson

Being Various: Lucy Caldwell with Yan Ge & Darran Anderson

6:00PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Gunnhild Øyehaug

Gunnhild Øyehaug

6:15PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

The Architect Reads: Shane O’Toole

The Architect Reads: Shane O’Toole

6:30PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Irish Architectural Archive

Poetry Ireland Introductions

Poetry Ireland Introductions

7:00PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Poetry Ireland

Launch: The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 Issue

Launch: The Stinging Fly, Summer 2019 Issue

7:30PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
The Wild Duck

Crime Calls: Tana French

Crime Calls: Tana French

8:00PM, Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards

Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards

12:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Owen O’Doherty: Bright Spark

Owen O’Doherty: Bright Spark

1:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Irish Architectural Archive

Bealtaine Book Club: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in Conversation

Bealtaine Book Club: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in Conversation

4:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Irish Writers Centre

Challenging Books: Roberto Calasso & John Banville

Challenging Books: Roberto Calasso & John Banville

6:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

Aleana Egan & Tomoka Shibasaki

Aleana Egan & Tomoka Shibasaki

6:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Temple Bar Gallery & Studio

Poetry Ireland Introductions

Poetry Ireland Introductions

7:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Poetry Ireland

Speak Up, Speak Out: Adélaïde Bon & Louise O’Neill

Speak Up, Speak Out: Adélaïde Bon & Louise O’Neill

7:30PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Alliance Francaise

How To Be Invisible: A Celebration of Kate Bush

How To Be Invisible: A Celebration of Kate Bush

8:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College

The Belfast Agreement 20 Years on: Monica McWilliams, Moya Cannon & Andy Pollak

The Belfast Agreement 20 Years on: Monica McWilliams, Moya Cannon & Andy Pollak

8:00PM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Literature Producers Forum

Literature Producers Forum

11:00AM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Talking Translation: Ann Goldstein in conversation with Sinéad Mac Aodha

Talking Translation: Ann Goldstein in conversation with Sinéad Mac Aodha

2:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Trinity Long Room Hub

Talking Translation: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: Poetry and Translation

Talking Translation: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: Poetry and Translation

4:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Trinity Long Room Hub

Passport Poetry: Interactive Poetry Crossing

Passport Poetry: Interactive Poetry Crossing

5:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019

Talking Translation: Daniel Hahn on Translating Julián Fuks

Talking Translation: Daniel Hahn on Translating Julián Fuks

5:30PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Literature Ireland

Mirrors

Mirrors

6:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Drawing Dublin’s Stories Tour

Drawing Dublin’s Stories Tour

6:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Meeting Point: Statue of Two Ladies outside The Grand Social

Past, Present, Future: Juan Gabriel Vásquez & Alejandro Zambra

Past, Present, Future: Juan Gabriel Vásquez & Alejandro Zambra

6:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
National Library of Ireland

ILFDublin Writer In Residence Tomoka Shibasaki with Polly Barton

ILFDublin Writer In Residence Tomoka Shibasaki with Polly Barton

6:15PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Zine Workshop with Lu Williams of Grrrl Zine

Zine Workshop with Lu Williams of Grrrl Zine

6:30PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Abbey Theatre

Alice Rawsthorn: Eileen Gray’s E.1027

Alice Rawsthorn: Eileen Gray’s E.1027

8:00PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Crash Test Caint

Crash Test Caint

8:15PM, Thursday, 23 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Full Day Zine Workshop with Lu Williams of Grrrl Zine

Full Day Zine Workshop with Lu Williams of Grrrl Zine

10:00AM, Friday, 24 May 2019
The Lab

Film screening of ‘Hammond: Duais an Dorais’

Film screening of ‘Hammond: Duais an Dorais’

1:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

Talking Translation: When Europe meets South America

Talking Translation: When Europe meets South America

1:30PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Literature Ireland

Books for Life: Arena and ILFDublin with Naomi Wolf, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Caroline Bergvall

Books for Life: Arena and ILFDublin with Naomi Wolf, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Caroline Bergvall

3:30PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Liberty Hall

Talking Translation: Sea Chests from Across the World, or a Globalised Literary Landscape?

Talking Translation: Sea Chests from Across the World, or a Globalised Literary Landscape?

4:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Literature Ireland

Talking Translation: East/West Cultural Exchange: Joy or Scourge?

Talking Translation: East/West Cultural Exchange: Joy or Scourge?

5:30PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Literature Ireland

Challenging Times: An Evening With Naomi Wolf

Challenging Times: An Evening With Naomi Wolf

6:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Liberty Hall

John Boyne in conversation with ILFDublin Teen Curators

John Boyne in conversation with ILFDublin Teen Curators

6:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Poetry Now: Vahni Capildeo & Ailbhe Darcy

Poetry Now: Vahni Capildeo & Ailbhe Darcy

6:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Poetry Ireland

Takin’ the Mic

Takin’ the Mic

7:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Andrea Lawlor & Jordy Rosenberg

Andrea Lawlor & Jordy Rosenberg

8:00PM, Friday, 24 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

The Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published

The Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published

9:30AM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Party in the Park - One World, Many Stories

Party in the Park - One World, Many Stories

11:00AM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
St Patricks Park

Meet Boot the Robot with Shane Hegarty

Meet Boot the Robot with Shane Hegarty

12:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

Cross-Hatched: Connectivity in Seamus Heaney’s Late Poetry

Cross-Hatched: Connectivity in Seamus Heaney’s Late Poetry

1:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

Breaking Boundaries: Ariana Harwicz & Samanta Schweblin

Breaking Boundaries: Ariana Harwicz & Samanta Schweblin

2:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
National Library of Ireland

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

2:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Liberty Hall

The Independent Bookshop Tour

The Independent Bookshop Tour

3:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Meeting Point: Ulysses Rare Books

Writing from the Frontline Åsne Seierstad

Writing from the Frontline Åsne Seierstad

3:45PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
National Library of Ireland

Cherry Smyth: Famished

Cherry Smyth: Famished

6:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

On Nationalism and Identity: Fintan O’Toole and Neal Ascherson with Catriona Crowe

On Nationalism and Identity: Fintan O’Toole and Neal Ascherson with Catriona Crowe

6:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Liberty Hall

Spooky Beure: Motts of the City

Spooky Beure: Motts of the City

7:30PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Tailor’s Hall

Caroline Bergvall: Conference (after Sweeney)

Caroline Bergvall: Conference (after Sweeney)

8:00PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Sea Batteries: Poetry & Music

Sea Batteries: Poetry & Music

8:30PM, Saturday, 25 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

The Magical World of Chris Haughton

The Magical World of Chris Haughton

11:00AM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
The Ark

Party in the Park - One World, Many Stories

Party in the Park - One World, Many Stories

11:00AM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
St Patricks Park

Francesca Simon: Horrid Henry Hits Dublin!

Francesca Simon: Horrid Henry Hits Dublin!

12:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Flowers of Mold: Ha Seong-nan

Flowers of Mold: Ha Seong-nan

12:15PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)

The Magical World of Chris Haughton

The Magical World of Chris Haughton

1:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
The Ark

Don’t Touch My Hair: Emma Dabiri & Reni Eddo-Lodge

Don’t Touch My Hair: Emma Dabiri & Reni Eddo-Lodge

2:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Wonders of the Sea: Design & Upcycling Family Workshop with Chris Haughton & Lynn Haughton

Wonders of the Sea: Design & Upcycling Family Workshop with Chris Haughton & Lynn Haughton

3:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
The Ark

Just Like Life: Tracey Thorn & Sinéad Gleeson

Just Like Life: Tracey Thorn & Sinéad Gleeson

4:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Shadowplay: Joseph O’Connor

Shadowplay: Joseph O’Connor

6:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Ninety Years of Faber and Faber: An Evening with Paul Muldoon

Ninety Years of Faber and Faber: An Evening with Paul Muldoon

8:00PM, Sunday, 26 May 2019
Smock Alley Theatre

Campbell McGrath & Tracy K. Smith

Campbell McGrath & Tracy K. Smith

7:00PM, Monday, 10 Jun 2019
Poetry Ireland

Elizabeth Gilbert: Off The Page

Elizabeth Gilbert: Off The Page

7:00PM, Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019
O’Reilly Theatre - Belvedere College