Strokestown Poetry Festival
2nd – 6th May 2019
21st Festival

Events 2018

Tony Walsh AKA Longfellow

Tony Walsh Friday 4th May 12pm and 9pm, Percy French Hotel, Strokestown

Moya Cannon

Moya Cannon and Harry Clifton, Sunday 6th May, 2pm, Strokestown Park House, Strokestown

Go to Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay, (Photo Hamish Brown) Saturday, 5th May, 8pm, Percy French Hotel, Strokestown

Go to Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins, Saturday 5th May 2.30pm Strokestown Park House, Strokestown

Go to Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke, Lemn Sissay and Danny Diamond, Saturday 5th May, 8pm, Percy French Hotel, Strokestown

Harry Clifton

Harry Clifton and Moya Cannon Sunday 6th May 2pm Strokestown Park House, Strokestown

Mark Roper

Mark Roper, Pádraig Mac Fheargusa and Mary Turley-McGrath, Sunday 6th May, 4pm, Strokestown Park House, Strokestown

“An Invitation To Poetry”

The Strokestown International Poetry Festival was founded in 1999. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The weekend provides a world-renowned forum for excellence in poetry. Strokestown is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the weekend is an unforgettable experience and a thrilling immersion in contemporary poetry. 'Our mission is to showcase contemporary poetry, local, national and international, foster the development of emerging writers and consolidate poetry in local cultural life bringing it to the widest possible audience'.

Sponsors

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Lawrence and Janet Kessenich, Grace and Jim Rickard, Anni Wilton-Jones and Mike Byrne,
Anam Cara Writer's Retreat, Susan Terris, Leah Fallon