Welcome to the website of the sixth annual Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival! Make a note in your diary for this year’s festival which runs from Friday 12th-Sunday 14th September 2014. As you may already be aware, our shorter festival is due to the fact that it is part of the opening programme of the new Central Library and Cultural Centre. We look forward to welcoming you to a brand new additional venue for our many events in this landmark building with its stunning views of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline.
Poetry Awards - Shortlists Announced!
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the official shortlists for the two prestigious poetry awards awarded annually at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festial - the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Shine/Strong Poetry Award.
We have just signed off on our programme for Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014. Full details will be on our website on 30th July with booking commencing that day also! Our shortlisted poets for Poetry Now Irish Times Award and the Shine/Strong Award will be announced on that date too.
We look forward to sharing the exciting programme of events with you all!
New Curators Appointed for 2015
Following the recent advertisement for curators for the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2015, we are delighted to announce the appointments of Alice Lyons as Poetry Now Curator for 2015 and Sarah Webb as Family and Schools' Curator. Along with Bert Wright, they comprise the team for the 2015 festival which takes place from 18th-22nd March.
Poetry Awards - Judges Announced
The poetry collections have all been submitted and the judging process has begun in earnest for our two prestigious poetry awards. We are delighted to announce our judges for 2014:
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Our Sponsors 2014
A special thank you to the sponsors of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014, for a full list please click here.
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is a curated festival and the closing date has now passed for the submission of proposals and ideas for inclusion in the 2014 festival
Schools & Family Programme 2014
The full programme of events for 2014 will be announced on 30th July
Festival Review 2013
Thanks to our Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Writer in Residence, Declan Hughes for writing up a review of the many events he attended during this year's Festival. Declan was a cheerful presence, to be found on stage, backstage, in the audience, leading enthusiastic literary tours around Dún Laoghaire (during unpredictable weather conditions!) and generally extending a warm and generous welcome to authors and audiences alike during the Festival.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Declan’s short story from last year’s festival, click here to read Upon The Stair, a gripping tale, set at the festival and featuring the inimitable Ed Loy.
Download Declan's review here.
Festival Photos 2013
Relive the excitement of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013 by clicking here to view photos from the events.
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