Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to bang your own drum (publicity & promotion notes)

When a book comes out, there’s a small flurry of attention, if you’re lucky.  Reviews, interviews, guest posts on blogs, requests to write short pieces for this slot or that.  If you’re really lucky, you’re invited on to radio and … Continue reading

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Opportunities

paper visual art journal’s new editorial team  seeks submissions: reviews of exhibitions but also fiction, essays, interviews etc that relate to contemporary art. http://papervisualart.com/ For submission guidelines, click HERE. Theatre Factory/ The Ashton Group  is looking for a new one act play with a … Continue reading

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A residency, a competition & a submission deadline

Applications are sought for a new Writers’ Residency in the Midlands of Ireland. This residency-cum-retreat is in the Georgian heritage town of Birr. The opportunity is for professional writers who are seeking a short break from daily routines; it is … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW YOUR BRAIN (Dalkey Book Festival)

Question: If  the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre pitched up in Dalkey overnight, could Sian Smyth fill it?  I suspect she could. Dalkey was thronged this weekend and it was only partly due to the weather, because when it was time to … Continue reading

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Can Dun Laoghaire Be Saved? (Dalkey Book Festival panel)

I thought the people clustered at the gate leading in to the Secret Garden at Dalkey Book Festival were volunteers and ticket-takers, but they were from the Dun Laoghaire Ratepayers Association and they were handing out copies of their newsletter. … Continue reading

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DALKEY BOOK FESTIVAL 19-22 June 2014

Dalkey Book Festival kicks off today.  This year’s programme is strong and interesting. Many events have sold out already so go online to check out the programme and see what’s still available before the whole event sells out!  A new … Continue reading

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Eavan Boland: A Poet’s Dublin (Launch)

On Bloomsday weekend in Dublin a lot of  shop-window mannequins – and some people – sported straw hats; some were even in costume, despite the sunshine. The Rosie Hackett bridge is still a novelty.  Tourists are oblivious to the fact that … Continue reading

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