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16 Imaginary Things People Might Be Saying About Between the Bookcases * in the Future. Possibly.


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16 Imaginary Things People Might Be Saying About Between the Bookcases * in the Future. Possibly.

  1. “Like most people I hate literary events – but this one was ok.” Kevin Gildea.
  2. “It was better than sex.” Pope Francis.
  3. “This event was dynamite. It blew my brains out and splattered them over my four living room walls.” Quentin Tarantino.
  4. “This event kicked experimentation in the groin, poked convention in the eyes and dropped ice-cubes down the neck of all common-sense. Or was that my mother? Hold on, I think it was. What were you talking about again?” Your mother.
  5. “I haven’t been this excited since seeing the Dutch tax-rate for non-residents for the very first time.” Bono.
  6. “So good I threw my husband out the window.” Madonna.
  7. “This event has so much depth, you’ll drown.” Russell Brand.
  8. “Others carp that modern literary events contain too much sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. But I completely disagree. In my opinion, you can never have enough of that sort of thing of a wet Wednesday evening in May.” Desperate Dan.
  9. “The only thing better than having a literary event in Ballyfermot library handy to look forward to attending, is not having a literary event in Ballyfermot library handy to look forward to.” Oscar Wilde.
  10. “James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde went in to a Dublin pub and said to the bartender – We’ll have three tickets to Between The Bookcases please with three whiskey chasers on the side.I’d advise everyone to do the same.” Brendan Behan.
  11. “You’ll want to see its most provoking parts over and over and chances are twenty minutes from the end of the show you won’t be able to remember a fecking thing. Which is very nice and decent of the organisers, I think. Bravo!” The seventh dwarf.
  12. “I’ve seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by literary events, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the tax-sheltered streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. Angelheaded hipsters.” Allen Ginsberg.
  13. “Did exactly what it said on the Tintern Abbey.” Flann O’Brien.
  14. “A literary event is like a box of chocolates. You never know when you’ll bite into a hard one and break one of your teeth.” Conor McGregor.
  15. “Between The Bookcases was like an onion, having layer upon layer upon layer of meaning and with each layer making you cry more bitterly than the last.” Samuel Beckett.
  16. “Between the Bookcases was not the messiah, it was just a naughty little boy.” Molly Bloom.



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Rik V


Gobstop the Presses – Ballyfermot Writers Group Goes International!


Ballyfermot Writers Group, which is based in Ballyfermot Library, and is only one year old, has won the opportunity to hold an official Stories in the City event called, Between the Bookcases, in the upcoming International Literature Festival Dublin 2017.




It takes place in Ballyfermot library on 24th May 2017.

Refreshments at 6. p.m. Show starts promptly at 6.30 p.m.

Comedian / Writer, Kevin Gildea, has been chosen by the festival to mentor Ballyfermot Writer’s Group and help them plan and organise the event.


The event is an evening of songs, stories and sketches and is a celebration of writing groups across the city.

Shelagh Delaney 

“I dreamt of you last night and I fell out of bed twice.’

Above: Shelagh Delaney in New York in 1961, with Brendan Behan, during a run of her Broadway play.

Performers on the night include –

  • Kevin Gildea, Comedian / Writer
  • Rap Artist Nugget
  • Members of Ballyfermot Writers Group
  • Singer/Songwriter Daveyinthevalley
  • Poet Kenneth Nolan
  • Local History Author Ken Larkin
  • Sci-Fi Author Harry Browne
  • Author Doctor Ciara Conway (who has a book forthcoming on Abbey Actresses of the 1930s)
  • And other special guests!
  • MC for the evening; Author / Playwright Declan Geraghty.


The official Poster and link are to follow when they are to hand.

Keep posted!


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Rik V