STROKESTOWN POETRY FESTIVAL
2ND - 6TH MAY 2019
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’.
He is the recipient of the Michael Hartnett Award, an Eric Gregory Award, and he’s been shortlisted for the Irish Times Award.
Rita Kelly is an award-winning poet and writer in both English and Irish
Gerard Smyth is a poet, critic and journalist.
Enda Wyley is an award winning poet and children’s author.
Tá trí chnuasach filíochta de chuid Cheaití foilsithe ag Coiscéim. Tá Duais Fhoras na Gaeilge 2015 i measc na ngradam a ghnóthaigh a dánta.
Shapcott was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize
Founded Poetry Ireland and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1978.
Strokestown Park House
Bus Eireann, No 22 travels directly from Dublin Airport to Strokestown
Hotel & Restaurant
The Percy French Hotel, https://www.thepercyfrenchhotel.com/
Yu Garden Chinese, https://www.facebook.com/yugardenchinesestrokestown/
Strokestown Park House Cafe, http://www.strokestownpark.ie/cafe-shop/
Our Event Sponsors
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Other Major Sponsors
Lawrence and Janet Kessenich, Grace and Jim Rickard, Anni Wilton-Jones and Mike Byrne, Anam Cara Writer’s Retreat,
Strokestown Poetry Festival
Tel: +353 71 9633759 (10am – 1pm)