The International Dublin Writers’ Festival

The International Dublin Writers’ Festival

Each June, since 2015, we have welcomed writers to learn, network and improve their craft. Our mission is to help writers excel and to provide networking opportunities for writers to meet key industry professionals.

Dublin is a World Heritage City and home to some of the most famous writers. This event is an opportunity for all writers, everywhere, to enjoy the literary culture of Dublin and to learn from experts and peers. Writers and book lovers from all over the world meet each other in Dublin. Join us.

Writers, both aspiring and experienced, are all welcome.

We have talks, story telling, panels, performances, masterclasses and more. Our speakers are renowned, highly-experienced, published authors, and world class experts in writing craft, publishing and marketing. This conference provides practical support, valuable training and an opportunity to meet and get to know fellow writers and industry professionals in one of the world’s great literary cities.

Embracing the future, we encourage writers to explore all aspects of story and non-fiction.


Focused On Helping Authors & Aspiring Authors

Our expanded conference takes place again at the Academy Plaza Hotel, just off O’Connell Street (map,) in the heart of Dublin’s city center.

Our marketing sessions for writers will show you how you can find readers in a rapidly changing world. Our writing craft sessions will help you broaden your writing skills. Our pitch sessions could help you to sell your story to a publisher, to Hollywood or to readers.

Come for just the Saturday sessions or join us on each of the four days. Anyone who books to attend is also welcome to our opening session on Friday evening, where we will introduce the instructors and welcome you.

See below for our conference speakers, schedule & payment options at the bottom of the page.