20 – 29 May

Events
2018

  • Pre-Festival Events
  • Festival Events
  • Post-Festival Events
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

The Dublin Story Slam - Dublin

The Dublin Story Slam - Dublin

7:30PM, Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Whelan’s

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

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

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

12:00PM, Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Eblana House

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

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The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

12:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Eblana House

Polari Writing Workshop

Polari Writing Workshop

2:00PM, Thursday, 24 May 2018
Outhouse

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

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

Micro-Stories from the City - Storytelling with Elizabeth Reapy

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 Rick O’Shea, Terry O’Hagan & Éimear Duffy

Motherfoclóir Live Podcast Recording: Darach Ó Séaghdha with Rick O’Shea, 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

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

The Ghost Hole Memory Bank

12:00PM, Friday, 25 May 2018
Eblana House

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

Sold Out

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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

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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

Tales from the Shadows - Dublin Tales

Tales from the Shadows - Dublin Tales

5:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
The Complex

Derek Landy & Skulduggery Pleasant… Exclusive Launch Event of Midnight

Derek Landy & Skulduggery Pleasant… Exclusive Launch Event of Midnight

6:00PM, Saturday, 26 May 2018
RDS Concert Hall

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
Bedford Hall (Dublin Castle)

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