Competition: Win Tickets to Red Line Book Festival

We're giving away four pairs of tickets to two of the exciting events in the Red Line Book Festival which will run in various Dublin venues until October 13.

Artist Franko B, a heavily tattooed bald man, stands sideways to the camera. He is standing opposite a white sculpted figure roughly the same shape as him.

This week, Red Line Book Festival returns for an exciting eighth edition, with over forty literary events taking place across South Dublin. We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Franko B in conversation with Will St. Leger and two pairs for Internet Famous.

Here are five special events that we’re looking forward to:

Franko B in Conversation with Will St Leger

Rua Red. Friday 11 Oct, 7 pm. €8 / €5

Franko B is an internationally acclaimed artist who works in performance as well as many other mediums. Before his new exhibition, Unloved opens up at Rua Red later this month; he joins artist and activist Will St Leger to discuss his life, work and memoir, Because of Love.

Internet Famous

The Civic. Sat 12 Oct, 8 pm. €15 / €12

Gay writer and broadcaster Liam Geraghty is part of this panel event exploring the marvellous and occasionally murky world of online fame. Hosted by writer, comedian and all-round powerhouse Alison Spittle, the event also features Colm O’Regan, Twisteddoodles and Sophie White.

Gaeilge: Anseo agus Anois | Irish: Here and Now

Áras Chrónáin. Fri 11 Oct, 7 pm. Free, but ticketed

Queer poet Ciara Ní É joins Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh, Úna-Minh Caomhánach and  Garry Bannister for an evening of bilingual chat, ceol and craic at Áras Chrónain. Those with just ‘cúpla focal’ or Irish or no Irish at all are welcome.

Short Story Night

The Civic. Thu 10 Oct, 6 pm. Free, but ticketed

June Caldwell has whittled down the entries for this year’s TU Dublin Short Story Competition, and the winner will be announced at this special event, which also features a panel discussion on ‘The Beauty of Brevity’ with writers Tanya Farrelly, Mia Gallagher and Lucy Sweeney Byrne.

The Red Line book festival is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. The 2019 festival runs October 7 – 13. For more information and ticket booking, please visit

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