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STROKESTOWN POETRY FESTIVAL

2ND - 6TH MAY 2019

21ST FESTIVAL!!

AN INVITATION TO POETRY

At Strokestown Park House

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’.

Events 2019

JO SHAPCOTT

JO SHAPCOTT

Shapcott was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

TARA BERGIN

TARA BERGIN

Shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize

JOHN F DEANE

JOHN F DEANE

Founded Poetry Ireland and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1978.

IGGY MCGOVERN

IGGY MCGOVERN

Poet and a Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College

MARTINA EVANS

MARTINA EVANS

An animated and engaging performer with a real talent for dramatic monologue

GILLIAN CLARKE

GILLIAN CLARKE

Gillian Clarke - National Poet of Wales 2008-2016

Our Location

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Strokestown Park House
Strokestown,
Co. Roscommon

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Strokestown Poetry Festival
Strokestown
County Roscommon
Ireland

Tel: +353 71 9633759 (10am – 1pm)

Email: office@strokestownpoetry.org

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