Red Line Book Festival Writer in Residence Programme

31 Jul 23

Call for Participants


The Red Line Book Festival Writer in Residence for 2023 is The Queenship Cypher collective, led by Alayex, a groundbreaking female-led creative agency.

As part of their residency, the Queenship Cypher will lead a five-week programme of workshops which aim to start a revolution in the Irish music industry, creating a sisterhood of creative women and empowering female artists through career expansion, talent showcasing, and artistic development.

The Queenship Cypher launch will take place in Tallaght Library on 1st August at 4:30pm and is an open invitation for all female creatives aged 18-25, who are interested in being part of the programme to come along to register their interest. Supported by Noise Music and spearheaded by visionaries Alicia Esambe and Daniella Doyle, this innovative program is set to redefine the music industry by creating a thriving sisterhood that fosters career expansion, talent showcasing, and artistic development for female artists.

The programme aims to attract all aspiring female MCs, producers, songwriters, dancers, and visual artists to showcase their talents. This revolutionary platform serves as a steppingstone for those seeking to turn their musical, movement and visual expressions into a fulfilling career, while forming connections with audiences and fellow female creatives.

The development program is curated in four complimentary streams, each led by industry experts:

  • Songwriting: Guided by Alicia Raye, an acclaimed artist and music mentor, the songwriting workshop will delve into the heart of lyrical storytelling.
  • Music Production: Led by NOISE Music mentors, the music production program will help artists to master the art of music production and create inspiring sounds.
  • Set Design: Ella Bertilsson, a resident artist at Rua Red, will help artists to elevate their stage presence with mesmerising visual experiences.
  • Dance: Under the guidance of Vithoria Escobar, from UMAKOKO Productions, artists will explore the language of movement and how to use it to complement music.

Dates:         Thursday 21st & 28th September & Thursday 5th & 12th October. Final performance Thursday 19th October.

Times:         6.00pm - 8.00pm

Location:     Rua Red and Tallaght Library.  Participants must be available to attend all sessions.

How to apply: Please apply via

Closing date:  Thursday 7th September.

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written or sung!

The Red Line Book Festival is an initiative of South Dublin Libraries and Arts.

The festival seeks to enhance the experience of culturally curious audiences visiting Dublin, offering them an exciting cultural environment in a suburban area of Dublin not normally associated with literary festivals.

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