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Dublin Book Festival 2017

The Dublin Book Festival is fast approaching, with an array of fantastic events, readings and interviews for you to enjoy. Here’s the low down on the annual book fest: What is it? The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing. It is a celebration of Irish authors and publishers and is a not-to-be-missed event for those interested in writing. When is it? The Dublin Book Festival takes place from 2nd  until […]

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Book Launch: “Heaven on Earth An Inner Reality

Ambrose Doran is cycling over four hundred kilometres around Connacht to raise awareness on mental and emotional health, topics he deals with in his book “Heaven On Earth An Inner Reality”. What is it? He will be cycling through 30 towns and will be providing seven talks in seven weeks. Ambrose will show people how to heal from emotional turmoil such as anxiety, depression, worry, grief and fear through teaching effective techniques to deal with these negative thoughts and emotions. Ambrose will also explain how to remove the mental blocks to […]

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The Dublin International Literature Festival

The Dublin International Literature Festival is taking place as we speak and there is plenty to see and do. What is it? The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is one of Ireland’s great literary events and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. What happens? With readings, discussions, […]

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Poetry Day Ireland – April 27th

There is a real treat coming up for all poets across Ireland this month, as Poetry Day is taking place nationwide. Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poets and poetry at home and abroad. It celebrates poetry, which is intrinsically linked to our Irish identities. From Yeats to Kavanagh, McCormack to Muldoon, Ireland is a hot spot for all things poetic. When is it? In 2017, Poetry Day will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27th and the theme for 2017 is “Poetry Connects.” Here’s what the […]

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Festival season is upon us and at Selfpublishbooks.ie, we like to keep you up to date with the latest goings on in the world of books. This month, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place in Galway City, so we decided to give you the low down on the festival and what to expect. What is it? The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual literature festival held since 1985 in Galway. The festival consists of a variety of events taking place over the course of a week each April with […]

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Interview – Bridget Goulding, Author of “Kilmurry Fields”

Recently, we talked to Bridget Goulding, author of “Kilmurry Fields”. We spoke to her about her book, her love of nature and history and how getting lost in a moment can make the ordinary seem absolutely extraordinary.  “The basis for Kilmurry Fields came about as a result of a conversation with my next-door neighbour. On a warm Spring evening, I left home to go for a walk and immediately met Donal at his front gate.  Over the next two and a half hours, we spoke of so many topics but the central subject […]

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Interview – Aidan Feeney, Author of “Luciano’s Café”

Today we’re talking to Aidan Feeney, the author of Luciano’s Café, who worked with us recently to bring his book to life. Here is what he had to say about his book, the writing experience and self publishing his novel. “At the time I wrote Luciano’s Café I was working as a night watchman so it was ideal for writing as there were no distractions. The book itself was quickly written as the ideas were just flashing like light bulbs in my head. There were times when I couldn’t see […]

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West Cork Literary Festival – Some Picks for Novice Writers

Over the last 20 years the West Cork Literary Festival has brought us diversity in writers, events and workshops. Running for a whole week, from Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July, its calendar of events is even fuller this year. In terms of heavy hitters, it’s got the lot. From David Mitchell to Marina Warner, Louis De Berniéres, John Banville and Gloria Steinem, there is no shortage of world renowned faces to see. There really is too much to chose just a few favourites, so we thought we’d pick out a […]

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