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Red Line Book Festival 2020- call for submissions


Got the write idea? Red Line Book Festival is now seeking submissions from writers and poets with ideas for events for the 2020 festival programme which will run from the 12th – 18th October 2020.

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 particular 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 30th APRIL 2020. 

The Red Line Book Festival is a curated festival. 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. In 2018, the festival featured 57 events attracting over 3500 people. Previous programmes can be viewed at www.redlinebookfestival.ie

The festival is initiative of South Dublin County Council. 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 Red Line Book 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 2020 festival will run from 12th-18th October 2020.