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.
Call for Curators for 2015 Festival
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for two Curators: one for Poetry Now events (click here for Brief) and one for Family and Schools' events (click here for Brief) at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2015. The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd May 2014 at 12 noon and full details are in the briefs. The 2015 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival takes place from March 18th-22nd 2015.
Press Release: Date Change for Festival 2015
2014 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
12th-14th September 2014
The sixth annual Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival takes place this year over three days, from Friday 12th-Sunday 14th September 2014. It will be a celebratory version of the festival, specially tailored to the opening programme of events at the new Central Library and Cultural Centre. The festival will encompass approximately 25 events and the main venues will include the Pavilion Theatre and the Central Library and Cultural Centre in Dún Laoghaire. We look forward to welcoming you to this landmark venue with its stunning views of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline.
Guest Curators Announced
We are very pleased to welcome our guest curators for the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival. Sarah Webb will coordinate our Family and Schools strand and Aideen Howard is our Poetry Now curator for 2014. They are busy putting together a stimulating programme for the festival this September.
Bert Wright announced as new Curator of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that Bert Wright has been appointed as Curator of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival which will take place this year from 12th-14th September 2014.
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival honours the unique literary landscape of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown by providing opportunities for the public to hear the very best of Irish and international writers read from their work. Now in its sixth year, this year’s festival promises the additional excitement of being part of the official opening programme of the new Central Library and Cultural Centre.
Bert Wright entered the book trade at the height of the bookstore revolution in the mid-eighties. Since then he has worked as a bookstore manager, marketing manager, book festival director and freelance consultant. He is currently Administrator of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book awards, Events Curator for The Dublin Festival of History and he co-curated the literary strand of the Bram Stoker Festival for the last two years. He has had a long, high profile association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to date, curating the superb series of dlr Library Voices since 2008 and he was also the Events Curator for the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2009-11. In addition to his curatorial skills, he is a regular contributor to RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany. He reads a lot between Arsenal matches, is married with two children, and lives in Dalkey, Co Dublin.
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Poetry Awards - Call for Submissions
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our two annual prestigious poetry awards. Closing date is Thursday 24th April 2014 at 12 noon.
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.
Poetry Awards 2013
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival are delighted to announce Dennis O'Driscoll's book Dear Life has won this year's Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and congratulations to Michelle O'Sullivan on winning the 2013 dlr Strong / Shine Poetry Award for her first collection The Blue End of Stars, published by Gallery Press.
Schools & Family Programme 2014
The full programme of events for 2014 will be announced in July
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