It’s been an extraordinary Festival
Finishing off the 2012 Dublin Writers Festival with a standing ovation is quite a good feeling – thank you Jeannette Winterson, we are basking in your reflected glory. In one short week we’ve discussed Dublin at night, evolution, atheism, religion, architecture, war, baseball, music, familial bonds and bitterness, dragons and angels, and considered our own history through the eyes of a Peruvian Nobel Laureate.
Check out our photo gallery on Facebook to get a real sense of Festival.
Festival audiences have met the finest Irish and International thinkers, and engaged with the ideas and inspirations behind the writing. We’ll be back to you soon with our Audience on-line survey, so look out for it and help us plan for Dublin Writers Festival 2013.
The Festival would not happen without the support of Dublin City Council and The Arts Council. Thanks to our media partners, The Irish Times and RTE Lyric Fm, and to our numerous cultural partner organisations. Big thanks to all the staff of Liberty Hall, The National Concert Hall, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Irish Film Institute, Chester Beatty Library, National Library of Ireland, Fighting Words, Odessa, Workmans Club, The LAB, Dublin Unitarian Church, Irish Writers’ Centre, The Gate and the wonderful Gutter Bookshop.
Thanks to Tara and all the team at Zinc for making us look so well, and to Nik and Shirley in Zoetrope for Spreading The Word.
Thanks to City Arts Officer Ray Yeates, and all the team at Dublin City Council Arts Office; and to our great Advisory panel who over many years have been an essential support: Jack Gilligan, Ailbhe Smyth, Peter Sirr , Clare Hogan and Niall Mac Monagle.
So from Sinéad, Liam, Aimée, Catherine, Martina, Julia, Joey, Lisa and a fantastic team of volunteers – it’s been great and we look forward to seeing you again in 2013!