Culture Night 22nd September 2017

Strokestown Poetry organised a Schools’ Poetry Reading in Strokestown Library.  In conjunction with Roscommon County Library and Roscommon CoCo.

Several young poets were invited to Strokestown Library to read their shortlisted poems from the Festival earlier this year, to an audience which included local fifth and sixth class students. The event was organised by Strokestown Poetry Festival in conjunction with the library to mark Culture Night. Next year’s schools’ poetry competition will be launched in January, alongside the Roscommon Poets’ Prize. Meanwhile, the competitions for Strokestown International Poetry Prize, The Percy French Prize for Comic Verse, and the Irish Language poetry competition Duais de hÍde, remain open for entries until December 1st. Further details are available online at

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