Welcome to the website of the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013, 3 - 8 September 2013!
Make a note in your diary for this year’s Festival which runs from Tuesday 3rd- Sunday 8th September 2013. Our Curators are busily programming an exciting and varied line up of authors, workshops and events for you. Keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter as our plans unfold for Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013.
Call for volunteers: Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Call for volunteers: Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, 3 - 8 September 2013. A fantastic opportunity to experience the best of Irish and international literature and poetry and assist in the delivery of a world-leading arts festival.
Declan Hughes - Festival Writer in Residence 2013
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that award winning playwright and crime writer Declan Hughes will be the Writer-in-Residence at the 2013 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival.
Shortlist for the dlr Strong/Shine Poetry Award 2013
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are pleased to announce the shortlist for the dlr Strong/Shine Poetry Award. The shortlist was chosen by this year's judge, poet Billy Ramsell. This year's finalists are Eleanor Hooker, Mary Noonan, Rebecca O'Connor and Michelle O'Sullivan.
Our sponsors and partners for 2013 will be announced shortly
Our sponsors and partners for 2012 can be viewed here:
Schools & Family Programme 2013
Schools Programme 2013 Announced!
Please click here for details of the Schools Programme and booking information.
For 2013 the price for all school theatre bookings has been maintained at just €3 per student, with tickets available from Monday 20th May.
Please note: events sell out quickly, please book early to avoid disappointment!
Festival Book Club
For this year's Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival we are delighted to announce that we will be running an Online Book Club featuring books by three of the authors taking part this September.
First up is Téa Obreht with her thrilling novel The Tiger's Wife, published in 2011 and winner of the Orange Prize that year. We will be reading this for the month of June so get hold of a copy from your local library or bookshop and get reading so you can join in the discussion. We will have a separate Facebook page for the bookclub from 22nd May at https://www.facebook.com/MountainsToSeaBookclub and we'll be blogging at http://mountainstoseabookfestival.blogspot.ie/ after that date.
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
The full programme of events for 2013 will be announced in July.
Click here to download the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Programme for 2012.
2013 Irish Times Poetry Now Judges
Peter Sirr, Mary O'Donnell and Ruth Webster have been announced as the judges of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2013. The Award celebrates the best collection of poems published by an Irish poet in 2012. Previous winners include Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Dorothey Molloy, Harry Clifton and Sinead Morrissey. The winner will receive €2,500. The shortlist will be announced on the www.mountainstosea.ie and in The Irish Times during the summer .
Participation in Mountains to Sea
Mountains to Sea is a curated festival and participation is by invitation only with writers selected by the festival curatorial team.
The closing date has now passed for the submission of proposals and ideas for the Festival.
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