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Literature Ireland invites expressions of interest from Irish publishers to exhibit and promote their titles at the Ireland at Frankfurt stand at Frankfurt Book Fair, 19–23 October 2016.

The Ireland at Frankfurt stand is an initiative of Literature Ireland in partnership with Culture Ireland.

The annual book fair encompasses the broad spectrum of the publishing industry and is the global marketplace and leading business-to-business exhibition for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The Guest of Honour this year is Flanders & the Netherlands.

The call for expressions of interest is open to Irish publishers of established reputation who wish to rent exhibition space on the Ireland at Frankfurt stand. Applicants must have a track record of attending international book fairs and a strong international contact list.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email only as a single A4 page indicating the publisher’s track record and space requirements directly to Sinéad Mac Aodha, Director, Literature Ireland: Emails must include the subject line ‘Expression of interest to exhibit at Frankfurt Book Fair 2016′.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 5 pm on Friday 10 June.



WordCon 2016 has been a great success. The conference, held on Thursday May 19 in the National Library of Ireland, focused on the topic of literary festivals and how to improve their organisation, the content they provide, and how to treat the guests that are invited to them. The seminars that divided the day included festival organisers, programme managers and authors, who all told of their experiences, positive and negative, of literary festivals and how such events can be improved in the future.

Joanne Harris was of course the guest speaker at the conference, who made an excellent impression on the audience and expressed how pleased she was that the conference had been set up in the first place. Ms Harris stressed how important it is for like-minded people to gather together in such a way to discuss good practice in relation to the arts.
In all, the conference brought people together to discuss the significance of arts festivals and how important they are in the Irish cultural calender, along with how beneficial literary and arts festivals can be and how necessary it is that everyone involved leaves them having had a positive experience.

Publishing Ireland were in New York earlier this April to showcase recent Irish publications and draw attention to the span of literature that Ireland has to offer! Our exhibitors, including the President of Publishing Ireland, Ruth Hegarty, promoted books from a variety of publishers, and offering a multitude of different genres. The majority of the books showcased were associated with the decade of commemorations, with quite a few titles focusing on the 1916 Rising. Other titles covered topics such as Irish history, poetry, fiction, and biographies on famous figures. Below are some pictures of the showcase and the titles on display.







Adobe Photoshop CC: Parts 1 and 2

In order to increase awareness and interest, our Adobe Photoshop Courses have been postponed. Anyone still interested, feel free to email us!

How Much? €300 per day/ €510 for full course; €275/€467 for two days (PI Associate Member); €250 per day €425 for two days (PI Member).

To book your place, contact 

*Places on the course are limited so booking early is advised.

What’s included in your training (both public and private)?

  • Full day of training from 9:30am to 5pm
  • Online/telephone consulting service valid for 60 days after the training
  • Learning Guarantee:  If a student didn’t feel they absorbed all the information on the day, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class (In New Horizons) within 6 months at no charge



This course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

1 – Creating Raster Images

Draw with Brushes
Create Gradients
Apply Tool Presets

2 – Applying Vector Image Tools

Create Images with Vector Paths
Apply the Shape Drawing Tools
Work with Type
Apply Type Special Effects

3 – Applying Advanced Layer Techniques

Modify Images with Masks
Apply Special Effects by Using Filters
Apply Special Effects to Layers
Apply Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing

4 – Automating Tasks

Create and Apply Actions
Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

5 – Editing Video

Edit Video
Add Graphics, Titles, and Animation to Video

6 – Setting Project Requirements

Identify Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
Adhere to Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

Course Objectives: This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC. In this course, you will:
•Use brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images.
•Apply vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects.
•Apply advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.
•Apply actions and batch processing to automate tasks.
•Edit video by using timelines, transitions, graphics, titles, and animation.
•Set project requirements by identifying the purpose, audience, copyright rules, and project management tasks.


Established in 2005, the Children’s Books Ireland Shadowing Scheme is a unique programme for schools and libraries, designed to encourage awareness and enjoyment of the CBI Book of the Year Awards.

Participating classes and junior book clubs make their own selection of suitable titles from the books shortlisted for the CBI Awards in March, using a specially devised activity pack to guide them in their reading. At the end of this process each group is asked to collectively vote for their favourite book. CBI then announces the Children’s Choice Award during the official prize ceremony in May.

Please fill in the attached sign-up form and return it to CBI for the chance to get involved! To download a form, click here.