The BAFTA's were interesting this year. We Need Your Feedback! Inherent Vice was a film we all watched. 50 Shades of Grey isn't the only fan fiction to be made into a 'published' book. Color Zen is a semi-stimulating puzzle game. Peaky Blinders is only becoming popular now. Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is happening. The Walworth Farce was alright. How to host your own literary event. Recommendations for the Collaboration 2015 Festival.
Segment 1: Fan fiction turned into commercial books by Eoghan Dalton
Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on the 13th February in time for Valentines Day. While a romance film gagged in S&M might be novel in film, for 50 Shades of Grey's birth place, its a cliché. 50 Shades was originally a Twilight fan fiction, which then became a purchasable printed book and a now, a film. You might say this is a very 21th century phenomenon but as Eoghan Dalton reveals this isn't the first time in literary history that fan fiction has been made a commercial product.
Peaky Blinders on RTE2 (Sunday, 21:55 Dublin Time, RTE 2)
Segment 2: Dublin Chinese New Year Festival by Robert Dunne
The Year of the Horse is about to warp up and the Year of the Sleep is around the corner. Dublin is celebrating this with the Dublin Chinese Festival, for its 8th year. Robert Dunne tells us more.
Segment 3: How to host your own literary event by Sebastian Stephenson
Ever had an aspiration to host your own literary event? Book readings and discussions of authors intentions are the things your dream about but you don't quite know how to get going. Well, three women (one of them being my mother) did just that. Ryevale Literary Salon held its first event on the 7th of February and it sold out. I asked them right after the event was finished, how they got started, how they got the speakers, what keep them going and how they sold all those tickets.