Behind the scenes of publishing @ The Irish Writers Centre

Ever wondered what happens between the last line of a book being written, and that book being talked about in the media and appearing on the shelves of bookshops around the country? If so, Publishing Ireland, in association with The Irish Writers Centre and Words Ireland, is hosting a series of 4 short evening talks to demystify the process. This series of talks is called ‘The Lifecycle of a Book’, and tickets are available now, open to everyone and priced at €15.

Each talk will have a panel of 3 expert speakers, including authors, publishers, literary agents and the media, and each will be one hour long in total.

The dates and details of the talks are as follows:

1. The Writing Process: Tuesday 7 Feb, 6.30pm
2. Getting Published
Tuesday 14 Feb, 6.30pm
3. What Publishers’ Do
Tuesday 21 Feb, 6.30pm
4. Reaching the Reader
Tuesday 28 Feb, 6.30pm

Each talk will take place in The Irish Writers’ Centre, on Parnell Square, Dublin 2.

Speakers will include:

  • Sam Blake (Bestselling author, Little Bones),
  • Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times, Wherever the Firing Line Extends)
  • Anna Carey (award-winning children’s author)
  • Martin Doyle (Irish Times, Deputy Literary Editor)
  • Faith O’Grady (Literary Agent, Lisa Richards Agency)
  • Declan Meade (Commissioning Editor, fiction, Stinging Fly)
  • Deirdre Nolan (Commissioning Editor, non-fiction, Gill)
  • Susan Cahill (Producer, Talking Books/Talking History, Newstalk FM)

This series of talks is open to all but places are limited, so tickets are available to book from The Irish Writers’ Centre here.

If you are a new or emerging writer, or have an interest in finding how more about how the book publishing industry really works being the scenes, we would very much recommend this series of events.