DERMOT BOLGER IN CONVERSATION WITH joseph o'connor
Sunday 1st May @ 8.00pm Mc Geough’s Bohemian Lounge Booking Essential
Dermot Bolger's annual public conversation with a leading writer has become an integral part of Phizzfest. This year he interviews author and friend Joseph O'Connor, about his life and work.
Joseph O'Connor is the author of two short-story collections, five non-fiction books, many radio diaries and eight novels, including Star of the Sea, Ghost Light and The Thrill of it All. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.
Saturday 30th April @ 4.00pm Clarkes Phibsborough House
Join Author Caitriona Lally to discuss Eggshells – which contemplates our neighbourhood and our city as seen through the eyes of its eccentric heroine, Vivian.
“A fairy tale of contemporary Dublin, edgy and eloquent, a remarkable debut” - Declan Kiberd
“A daring debut” —The Guardian
“A book full of one liners...the black comedy gives the book a jaunty quality that complements the dazzling trip around Dublin.” —The Irish Times
Copies of Eggshells are available at Phibsborough Library
PHIZZFEST POETRY SLAM
Friday 29th April @8.00pm - Bang Bang Cafe & Deli
Twelve of the finest performance poets in Ireland will slam battle it out bard-style at Phizzfest's inaugural poetry slam. An event that promises to speak emotional truth on relatable levels. Hosted by Bohemian FC Poet in Residence, Lewis Kenny.
Admission: €5 on the door
PHIZZFEST POETRY AWARD
Saturday 30th April @ 6.30pm Clarke’s Phibsborough House
This is the fourth year of the popular Poetry Award, which attracts entries from all over Ireland. The prizewinning poets will read their work, and a booklet "Poems from Phizzfest 2016" will contain a selection of this year's entries.
Book Launch – ‘The Money Walks’
Saturday 30th April @ 9.00pm Clarke’s Phibsboro House
Book launch of ‘The Money Walks’ by local author and poet-at-large, Kevin Lynch. ‘The Money Walks’ is a ground-level piece of crime fiction set in Dublin. The anti-hero is one Dermot Coyle who has his carefully crafted world of solitude turned upside down by the disappearance of his wayward brother-Ultan.
IT'S A RAP
Sat 30th @3.00pm Phizzfest Pop-Up Community Centre Panama Scout Hall
Lewis Kenny, Bohemian FC Poet Laureate and Spoken Word Poet, will lead this fantastic workshop and poetry slam for children 8-12 yrs. Free ticketed event. Booking essential. This event can be booked by calling in person to the Phizzfest Pop-Up Booking Office in the Phibsborough Library, North Circular Road on: Saturday April 16th 10.30am – 12.45pm