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Book launches return

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We’ve had a busy month at Red Books with the launch of four new fantastic Wexford books, all launched safely in St Peter’s Square. Dean Bolger launched his eagerly awaited book of poetry, “Collection of the Night Poems”, on the 7th of August outside Red Books. Bolger has been described as one of Wexford’s next big names, a true honour in a county where you can’t throw a stone without hitting a poet. This collection is the first in the new Red Series of chapbooks by Red Books Press. RN Cogley, a young Wexford fantasy author, launched his two fantasy...

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Red Books joins Ennistymon Town of Books 2021

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Red Books will be one of several bookshops taking part in Irelands first live bookfair held in nearly two years. The Ennistymon Town of Books Festival takes place over the weekend of August 28th to 29th. Local booksellers at Salmon Bookshop and Banner Books will be joined for this, the tenth festival, by a dozen or so other booksellers, including Galway’s Charlie Byrnes, Wexford’s Red Books and Cork's Cooneys Bookshop, who will set up at venues across the town. Antiquarian and specialist booksellers will set up stall alongside shops that cater for all interests and age groups. Shops open on...

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Wexford’s Lockdown Books get second life

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A showcase event featuring over twenty books published by Wexford writers over the three Covid lockdowns was held at Red Books in St Peter’s Square last Friday night. Organisers said the expo was aimed at reminding people of the writing talent in Wexford and the economic hardships endured by writers who missed out on book launches due to public health restrictions. “We haven’t had a proper book launch in County Wexford since March 2020,” Red Books owner Wally O' Neill said. “Books have still been coming out, showcasing the diverse style and brilliance that our local writers have to offer...

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Women’s Day marked with launch of new anthology series

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Wexford Women Writing Undercover is a new women's writing anthology edited by Deirdre McGarry and published by Red Books Press. It was launched via zoom (due to public health lockdown measures) on Sunday night, with readings from contributors in Ireland, the UK and the USA. We had over eighty guests from all over the world including a number of the talented writer and artist contributors, Elizabeth Whyte from Wexford Arts Centre who launched the book, Deputy Johnny Mythen, Aileen and Nelly Lambert and Ed Barker who sang for us, and our editor Deirdre McGarry, and Rachel and Zeff who helped...

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Submissions now open for Wexford Bohemian issue 3

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The third edition of the Wexford Bohemian, a journal of literature and culture, will be released at the end of April by Red Books Press. Submissions are now open. Issue 1 of the Bohemian was a huge success. The 90-page collection of 37 local writers and artists sold out within 24 hours. Issue 2 also sold out. It was even bigger and contained the works of 74 local creatives. We are very excited to announce that the Wexford Bohemian will now be distributed nationally and internationally by the Irish Bookshop and will also be distributed in the UK and the...

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