The Red Line Book Festival, 11th to 15th October 2017 – Save the Date!

News Release

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary.  It provides a programme of events and workshops aimed to attract culturally curious audiences of all ages and interests from both the local and wider community. The initiative is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. With some 40 events organised for the 2017 festival, a selection of home-grown and international talent will be presented.

Showcasing the best of Irish writing, Dermot Bolger will chat with special guests on Readers Day. Coordinating this year’s literary strand is Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (also known as crime writer Sam Blake). She has gathered an exciting group of writers to entertain with talks and workshops. The festival will continue to have a strong theatrical strand and an exciting schools programme featuring a special visit from Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch.

We are delighted to be hosting the ITT Short Story Competition for its second year running. Last year saw a wealth of wonderful short stories submitted and this year we hope to see even more. The anthology of 2016 shortlisted entries  – Together: An Anthology: 10 shortlisted stories from the IT Tallaght Short Story Competition 2016: Volume 1 – has just been published and is available to buy online.

We are delighted to welcome competition judge, Colm Keegan to assess this year’s entries. The competition is free to enter for all aspiring writers and pieces between 1500 and 2000 words should be submitted online by 12 noon on August 21st 2017. For details of how to enter, please visit

Further details on the festival can be found at

We look forward to seeing you at Red Line Book Festival 2017!

Red Line Book Festival

Information: 01 4597834

Booking Line (from September): 01 4627477