Category Archives: Dublin Writers Festival

DWF Venue #6: The LAB, Foley Street (Sheena Barrett)

(Interview with Sheena Barrett, arts officer and curator @ The LAB) What and where is the LAB? The LAB is Dublin City Council’s Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery, rehearsal and incubation space for a range … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #5: Irish Writers’ Centre (Valerie Bistany, Director)

What (and where) is the Irish Writers’ Centre? The Irish Writers’ Centre is an organisation that supports writers at all stages of their development. We also promote writing in general and Irish writing in particular. We are a national resource … Continue reading

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I’ll be reading with John Kelly at the Dublin Writers’ Festival on Saturday 17th May @ 2pm in Smock Alley http://bit.ly/1lgtOzZ  The event will be chaired by Mick Heaney. Don’t be puzzled by the photo –  I’m replacing Patrick O’Keeffe, … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #3: Axis Arts & Community Resource Centre, Ballymun

Interview with Mark O’Brien (Arts Centre Director) What (and where) is Axis? Axis is an Arts and Community Resource centre, situated on the main street of Ballymun What happens there? Axis houses a 211 seat theatre, dance studio, music rehearsal and … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #1: The Gutter Bookshop (Bob Johnston)

This is the first in an irregular series of interviews relating to Dublin Writers’ Festival Venues in 2014  What (and where) is The Gutter Bookshop?  What happens there?  The Gutter Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Temple Bar, Dublin – … Continue reading

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“No Worst There Is None”: Gerard Manley Hopkins @ the Dublin Writers’ Festival 2013

In 1884, the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) became Professor of Classics at what was then the brand-new University College, Dublin. UCD was then in transition from the old Catholic University.  Its management had been passed to the Jesuits, … Continue reading

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