The Dublin Writers Festival, founded in 1998, is nearly upon us and this year the organisers have managed to land some big name authors. With talks all over the city from the Irish Writers Centre to Axis Ballymun, there are free events as well as ticketed of various prices.
Several daytime events are aimed at children and there is a free evening Festival Club programme as well. All of the events can be seen at the festival website www.dublinwritersfestival.com
Some of the more well known names are Dan Brown, Colum McCann, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright.
Dan Brown John Banville Colum McCann
Jon Ronson of The Psychopath Test, Paul Lynch whose Red Sky in Morning has caused much excitement in the publishing world and Caitlin Moran, writer of the hilarious How to be a Woman are also on the programme.
Jon Ronson Paul Lynch Caitlin Moran
Other events with new authors or less well known names often turn out to be highlights of the festival so do not miss out and get involved!
The site has a map of venues and for visitors to the festival several restaurants have a DWF special if tickets are shown;
-Fallon and Byrne: 15% discount on cheese board and wine in The Cellar
-Winding Stair Bookshop Cafe, Ground Floor: 2 for 1 on hot drinks