Calling on local scribes to take part in annual book festival

by Padraig Conlon

If you’ve got the write idea why not participate in this year’s Red Line Book Book Festival?

The festival is now seeking submissions from writers and poets with ideas for events for the 2020 festival programme.

Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought.

Taking place in venues across South County Dublin, the Festival provides a programme of events and workshops that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to book worms.

The objective is to provide a platform for emerging and established talents to share their work with new audiences.

The festival invites the following proposals:

Presenting a workshop/talk on their own area of expertise.

Proposing a unique literary event that would successfully integrate with the festival.

Participation/attendance at a reading event with other successful contributors, culminating in a panel discussion.

Submissions could also include proposals for installations and innovative forms of presentation and proposals from writers working in cross-disciplinary contexts.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 12 noon on Monday 30th March 2020.

Participation is by invitation only with participants selected by the festival curatorial team.

The programme presents a high-profile, quality book festival within South Dublin, providing a wide range of events.

The festival engages in the exploration of ideas, literature, culture, creativity and imagination, and includes showcasing the best of national and emerging contemporary writing.

The 2020 festival runs from October 12 to 18. Previous programmes can be viewed at

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