The book features a selection of short stories, poetry and prose from members of Dublin City Libraries Creative Writing groups alongside writings from well known established authors.
In his 1893 collection, ‘The Rose’, WB Yeats included the poem ‘To Ireland in the Coming Times’. Borrowing its title, Dublin in the Coming Times was a free, citywide programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, created their own stories and poems as they looked to the future of their city.
To get the ball rolling, author Roddy Doyle invited some writers and artists to contribute short stories reimagining the city. Their work, included in the book, was published in ‘The Irish Times’ throughout 2016.