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Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation with Róisín Ingle
Dublin 1

On Thursday 26th November at 7pm in Liberty Hall Theatre, Elizabeth Gilbert author of bestselling novel Eat Pray Love, will discuss her latest book Big Magic with Róisín Ingle from The Irish Times.


Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.


Tickets are €8 and can be booked here

Venue: Liberty Hall Theatre

Date and Time: Thursday 26th November at 7pm

Photo Credit: Timothy Greenfield

26 Nov 2015

Citywide Reading Campaign for Children 2016
Dublin City


The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray is the chosen book for the 2016 Citywide Reading for Children campaign. The aim of the initiative is to encourage children to read for pleasure and there will be author visits to public libraries as well as city-centre based events to promote the campaign.

The Citywide Read is run by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council’s Libraries Service, in partnership with Mercier Press and runs from January to March 2016

The Book of Learning is a story of mystery and adventure, which will appeal to girls and boys of 9 years and older. The book features many well known Dublin landmarks such as the National Library, Glasnevin Cemetery, The Botanic Gardens, The Natural History Museum and St. Stephen's Green.  

“I’m delighted The Book of Learning has been chosen for this year’s Citywide Reading campaign, especially since Dublin is so central to the story.” says E.R. Murray.  “I wanted to capture the city’s essence in an adventure story that was both magical and mysterious – so get ready for wildcats, enchanted books, underground lairs, and shark submarines! I can’t wait to meet lots of young readers at events in the New Year – after all, it’s the readers that bring stories to life and make writing so worthwhile.”

An t-Ardmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh said: “The Book of Learning is a book that will enchant and engage boys and girls from aged 9 upwards and I encourage children and their parents all across the city to read it and to visit their local Dublin City library to find out more about the fun events taking place. Is scéal draíochtach é a bheadh taitneamhach do éinne thar 9 mbliana d’aois” 

The campaign will be launched in early January. Details of events will be available after Christmas on our website and copies of the book will be available in all Dublin City Libraries as well as in all good bookshops.

The project is funded by Dublin City Council’s Library Service and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

04 Jan 2016
21 Mar 2016

Dublin: One City One Book 2015

For the first time Dublin will team up with Belfast for a Two Cities One Book festival as readers in both Dublin and Belfast read Fallen during the month of April. A programme of events in both cities will provide opportunities to engage with the book in a range of contexts. The full programme, organised by Dublin City Public Libraries and Libraries NI (the library authority for Northern Ireland) will be announced in March 2016.

Fallen is Lia’s third novel, and tells the story of Dubliners against the backdrop of the dramatic events of Easter Week 1916. Through the experiences of its central character Katie Crilly, the novel explores the challenges of day to day living in a conflict situation alongside subjects such as education and votes for women.  It vividly depicts the various and conflicting allegiances faced by Irish soldiers in the First World War and those supporting the cause of the rebellion.

For full details on the festival go to www.dublinonecityonebook.ie 

01 Apr 2016
30 Apr 2016


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